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Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry. With his secrets, you can make your life a blockbuster!
BY LINDZI SCHARF, 22
Jerry Bruckheimer
Photo by: Darcy Hemley

Everyone gets wrapped up in what (and who!) they see on the movie screen, but what excites me is being a part of the action behind the scenes. And no one is more of a Hollywood insider than Jerry Bruckheimer. He's produced some of the most successful movies ever, like Top Gun, Armageddon, and Pirates of the Caribbean. (Edge of-your-seat action movies with killer soundtracks are his trademark.) Plus, he's the man behind TV shows like The Amazing Race and CSI. Did you know Jerry started out by bringing executives their mail? Now his production company has raked in over $12.5 billion! He's proof you can start small and still make it big. After college, I moved to Los Angeles to break into the movie business. I wanted to do it all right away. But in interviewing Jerry, I learned that there is no shortcut to success. He says you're never actually on the bottom, since every little job you do has the power to take you to the top. Read on!

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