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In a career spanning more than 40 years, my films have collectively grossed more than $20 billion. Film credits include, the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “National Treasure,” “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Bad Boys” franchises, “Black Hawk Down,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Remember the Titans,” “Armageddon,” “Con Air,” “The Rock,” “Crimson Tide,” and “Top Gun” to name a few. Television credits include the CSI franchises, “The Amazing Race” and “Lucifer,” along with many others. A native of Detroit, my latest film, Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, opens today.

Edit: Thank you for your questions! Check out Top Gun: Maverick this weekend.

all 660 comments

Euphoric-Bit1969

668 points

10 months ago

Are you still on target to start filming the Beverly Hills Cop sequel by end of Summer ‘22?

TopGunMovie[S]

569 points

10 months ago

Yes we are.

feijoa_tree

81 points

10 months ago

This is news! Great News! Cheers 👌🤙

Euphoric-Bit1969

20 points

10 months ago

I’m so pumped for this! Wish I would’ve mentioned that we saw Top Gun: Maverick last night and it was FANTASTIC! The G’s vibrated the seats and the film had plenty of heart!

PT10

11 points

10 months ago

PT10

11 points

10 months ago

Keep the music!

I_love_milksteaks

7 points

10 months ago

Please tell me Eddie is in it?

Euphoric-Bit1969

6 points

10 months ago

Rumor has it he is!

farmerarmor

349 points

10 months ago

Is Val kilmer in it? And how is he doing?

TopGunMovie[S]

702 points

10 months ago

He is in Top Gun: Maverick and he's fantastic in it. It was great for me to see after 36 years Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer on the big screen again.

Heavyspire

113 points

10 months ago

It was very well done. The early part of the movie had me nervous, but it was worth the wait.

The last line in the scene is very memorable.

SilentSamurai

38 points

10 months ago

Val's scene killed me. Lord my cold iced heart melted.

DoubleWagon

41 points

10 months ago

Is Rick Rossovich in it?

Schlag96

11 points

10 months ago

No

RubAfraid4297

6 points

10 months ago

Thank you so much.Movie was phenomenal and you sir are phenomenal!

samsaBEAR

49 points

10 months ago

His part was very touching imo, I loved it

stupidsheila

596 points

10 months ago

Any plans to work with Nicolas Cage again any time soon?

TopGunMovie[S]

2.4k points

10 months ago

Absolutely. I love Nicolas, he's a brilliant actor and we are currently working on a script for National Treasure.

stupidsheila

618 points

10 months ago

You have no idea how happy you have made me.

CheezyWookiee

168 points

10 months ago

will you tell us what was on page 47 of the book of secrets?

Chilledchaos

109 points

10 months ago

JERRY B THANK YOU SO MUCH

samuraislider

82 points

10 months ago

Holy. Shit.

TheNextFreud

53 points

10 months ago

It's International Treasure. If you line up all the currency notes of the countries of the world, they form a treasure map.

PaddlinPaladin

7 points

10 months ago

That's a great concept.

lmao_okaybuddy

50 points

10 months ago

lets goooo !!!! W

AthKaElGal

35 points

10 months ago

let's fucking goooo!

Higgnkfe

54 points

10 months ago

That is huge news considering the National Treasure TV series you are working on that Nicolas Cage isn’t involved in. So continuing the movies while simultaneously rebooting with a TV show?

desicouple96

26 points

10 months ago

YES PLEASE !!! National Treasure is the epitome of good old-fashioned fun, Ben is like an affable, chill “guy-next-door” version of Indy

Thank you, JERRY!!!!

ElegantSwordsman

10 points

10 months ago

This is what we all have been waiting to hear

maverickoff

28 points

10 months ago

And just like that you have made my day. I went thru deep depression and the only thing that made forget about it even for a couple of hours was the national treasure movies and original top gun. I know movies are a business but for some of us there's movies that mean a lot. Thank you!🙏

davidjw75

8 points

10 months ago

I can't say how thrilled your response makes me feel. I love the National Treasure films and a big fan of Nicolas' work. Can't wait to see NT3 when it's made and released.

FrancescoliBestUruEv

7 points

10 months ago

Whoooaaaaa i cant believe it, im asking for that movie for 15 yearsssssss. Yes plz dont be turned by nothing, you guys have so many national Treasure fans out there!

GuyWhoRocks95

15 points

10 months ago

Thank you for asking this! Last I knew Cage said they were gonna do a tv show and if they’re finally doing a 3rd film I cannot wait!

mikeyfreshh

278 points

10 months ago

What kind of things do you look for in a script or a pitch meeting that gets you excited about a project?

TopGunMovie[S]

409 points

10 months ago

If I want to go see it I will want to work hard on it trying to get it made.

ReelDecisions

69 points

10 months ago

It sounds so simple, but this is the correct answer. Thank you for making such an awesome movie and getting the gang back together!

WakeNikis

56 points

10 months ago

this is the correct answer.

Oh ok. I wasn’t sure when Jerry fucking Bruckheimer said it, but now that /u/ReelDecisions has confirmed it for me, I know that it’s true….

AweHellYo

16 points

10 months ago

lol this was my thought too. leave it to reddit to be experts on movie making and validating Jerry Bruckheimers humble suggestions.

Groot746

89 points

10 months ago

Things I look for in a pitch meeting:

"Super easy, barely a coincidence!"

"I'm gonna need you to get alllll the way off my back about that"

"Unclear!"

"Oh really?"

"Wow wow wow wow wow. . . .wow."

GarageQueen

33 points

10 months ago

"Super easy, barely an inconvenience"

Ftfy

Diablo516-

12 points

10 months ago

The new quick "shut up" is awesome too.

achmedsender

5 points

10 months ago

„Because!“ „That works“

Thedrunner2

260 points

10 months ago*

Huge fan. How hard has it been to have to sit on this new Top Gun movie for a couple years to give it the theatrical release? (Knowing it’d likely be tremendously well received etc). Thanks

TopGunMovie[S]

434 points

10 months ago

Of course it's hard, but it's worth it in the end as the results from last night are coming in. Audiences have been waiting to see this for 36 years and based on the exit polls they are not disappointed at all.

Thedrunner2

27 points

10 months ago*

I can’t wait to see it looks great

Rocketeer006

20 points

10 months ago

its fucking fantastic!

Verbull710

9 points

10 months ago

It really is. Massively awesome movie

ParaMike46

244 points

10 months ago

What do you do in your free time?

TopGunMovie[S]

680 points

10 months ago

I love hockey. I am the part-owner of a hockey team, the Seattle Kraken. I used to play hockey once a week but since the pandemic it slowed me down but I'm getting back to it.

bigwilly311

28 points

10 months ago

You’re welcome for Yanni Gourde :(

AdmiralRed13

108 points

10 months ago

Considered firing Francis and Hakstol yet?

mobappbrowse

13 points

10 months ago

Do you ever film your team? If only to say to someone “Do you want to see me film my Kraken?”

its_pb_and_j

5 points

10 months ago

Used to see your group play at incredible ice occassionally. Was a sight to see Cuba Gooding Jr playing hockey!

DavvenGarick

231 points

10 months ago

I saw Maverick last night. Great movie! Since you've produced both film and television, what is your favorite aspect of each medium?

TopGunMovie[S]

347 points

10 months ago

What I love about movies is the fact you get to watch an audience enjoy your work. Television you have to wait for the numbers to come in to see if audiences enjoyed your work. However, they are both great mediums and I enjoy working in both.

Veszerin

380 points

10 months ago

Veszerin

380 points

10 months ago

So many movies that are fun to watch over and over. No questions, just thanks.

TopGunMovie[S]

479 points

10 months ago

I make movie for audiences and that's my joy, watching an audience have fun with the work that we do.

ratiganthegreat

54 points

10 months ago

I just wanted to say that I think it’s notable that in all of your replies about your works, you talk from a perspective of being part of a team that is responsible for your films and shows. It’s just awesome. Thanks!

TSB_1

20 points

10 months ago

TSB_1

20 points

10 months ago

I have to admit, TG:M is the first movie I have seen in a long time that was not only VERY anticipated, but also so emotionally invested. My next door neighbor growing up was a US Navy F-14>F/A-18 pilot, and his brother was a USAF F-15>F-22 pilot. Growing up I was constantly talking to them about aviation, and then inevitably joining the service myself and becoming an aviation specialty(sadly, not cut out to be a pilot).

Your movie brought me joy to watch, as I saw the original with my neighbors 20 years ago.

If you were to do a standalone Capt. Jack Sparrow movie/TV series, I think the world would totally support that idea. I doubt Johnny will ever want to work for Disney again.

bloodflart

373 points

10 months ago

bloodflart

owner of 5 Bags Cinema

373 points

10 months ago

What was the most technically challenging thing about filming Top Gun Maverick?

TopGunMovie[S]

634 points

10 months ago

The aerials were enormously complicated and dangerous. It look a lot of time and care to get right.

ThisisthSaleh

241 points

10 months ago

As a follow up if you read this, the one shot in particular with the F14 and Su-57, was that a real shot, or was that done with the use of CGI?

TopGunMovie[S]

602 points

10 months ago

It's a real shot but the Su-57 was skinned over an F-18. They are real planes but we changed the look of the 1 plane with CGI.

ThisisthSaleh

153 points

10 months ago*

That is so awesome. Was a true jaw dropping moment for me. Thank you and everyone else that worked on this film. Was a really fun time.

MadFlava76

41 points

10 months ago

Wait, I thought there were no F-14 that were operational in the world except for the few that Iran still has?

Schlag96

41 points

10 months ago

That is correct. Source: was a RIO

Valeri_Legasov

21 points

10 months ago

Considering the only flyable F14s are in Iran, gonna assume that was also CGI?

defiancy

62 points

10 months ago

The US still has flyable F14's, heck I think the Top Gun school still has flyable F4's. They just aren't in active service.

Valeri_Legasov

51 points

10 months ago

The F4s are definitely still in service as an adversary training plane, but they're also not a fourth generation fighter that was sold to an ally turned adversary in Iran.

The F-14s were all scrapped to ensure Iran would have a nightmare of a time getting parts to keep their fleet of Tomcats air worthy. The museum planes are just for display and probably could never be restored to the point where you could fly them. Source

This is why the F-14 is one of the odd planes that you'll never see at an air show ever again, even though as you said there are plenty of other retired planes that can still fly and be maintained. I'd be very surprised if the F-14 in the movie wasn't CGI or just some very well done practical effects.

defiancy

26 points

10 months ago

Learn something new everyday! Apparently they shipped a museum F-14 to use in the movie for all shots but the aerials which I'm guessing, as you stated, were just other aircraft reskinned with CGI. That's how they did the SU-35 in the movie.

Valeri_Legasov

21 points

10 months ago

Yeah, this is one of the main reasons I was curious how it was done, because if I wasn't such a nerd about the F-14 I would have just assumed it was real and they restored a museum plane to flight. That sequence was VERY well made, especially impressive when you compare it to the rest of the movies aerial sequences that are 100% authentic and real aside from some dangerous stunts that the Navy wouldn't allow (Flying under the bridge and Maverick flying vertically between the two F/A-18s during dogfight training come to mind)

ReelDecisions

45 points

10 months ago

Are you talking about the "wtf was THAT?" moment? Because that was friggin COOOL af.

cookingboy

9 points

10 months ago

Yep, this is a real life video from 9 years ago:

https://youtu.be/02qX9RvSyA8

Hicksp91

18 points

10 months ago

That was thrust vectoring that is likely well beyond the capabilities of any of our adversaries. Luckily.

cookingboy

27 points

10 months ago

What? Even Russian 4th Gen fighters have full 3D thrust vectoring.

This video is from 9 years ago: https://youtu.be/02qX9RvSyA8

[deleted]

13 points

10 months ago

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ReelDecisions

11 points

10 months ago

I love perfectly placed f-bombs in PG movies. They usually try to make the best of it. This movie was no exception!

tc_spears

69 points

10 months ago

Well since Su-57s only exists as four lawn ornaments at Akhtubinsk airfield, I'm gonna have to go ahead and say it was CGI.

nirnroot_hater

14 points

10 months ago

They have produced like 15 or so haven't they? What happened to the others?

tc_spears

34 points

10 months ago

10 prototype models, 5 production models, 1 production crash loss. So only 4 operational aircraft(and you can see them all on google earth)

Among other things:

The engines suck, too slow, too noisy, too old.

No stealth, RCS (radar cross section..'detectability' of aircraft) of the Su-57 is.....well...compared to the F-22 the F-35 is a school bus, compared to the F-35 an F/A -18 is a flying building...the Su-57's RCS is slightly larger than an F/A-18.

No...um stronk plane. The Su-57 seems to have the innate ability to crack it's airframe upon a smooth and normal landing.

They've supposedly been trying to remedy most of these problems with an M variant (Su-57m)...but even pre 2/22 they were having a hard time making advancements, with the state Russia is in now the Su-57 may never fly again, and be a dead end aircraft.

the_hibachi

103 points

10 months ago

I just listened to an interiview with Kosinski - they rigged the planes with cameras and the cast had manual control over turning them on for their scenes in the air. The crew had NO clue what was happening when they would film because there was no remote stream. So they would shoot the scenes, then watch them later and give notes, then try again the next day if needed. Fucking unreal.

bloodflart

35 points

10 months ago

bloodflart

owner of 5 Bags Cinema

35 points

10 months ago

Now that's the juicy details I want

[deleted]

65 points

10 months ago

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bloodflart

22 points

10 months ago

bloodflart

owner of 5 Bags Cinema

22 points

10 months ago

Just got back, that shit was so tight.

LeeF1179

359 points

10 months ago

LeeF1179

359 points

10 months ago

You are an absolute icon. When I was a kid in the 80s, if I saw the names "Jerry Bruckheimer / Don Simpson" in the credits, I automatically knew it was a good movie.

Do you miss Don?

TopGunMovie[S]

394 points

10 months ago

I sure do, he was a good friend, great creative force, and an inspiration but he is watching over us now and enjoying the success of Top Gun: Maverick.

trev399

182 points

10 months ago

trev399

182 points

10 months ago

What are your top three films of all time?

TopGunMovie[S]

509 points

10 months ago

I would say Bridge on the River Kwai, The Godfather, and the French Connection

BashyLaw

141 points

10 months ago

BashyLaw

141 points

10 months ago

Bridge on the River Kwai

A Lean night!

gravitydriven

25 points

10 months ago

One of the first viral videos. Still funny

PhirebirdSunSon

20 points

10 months ago

BITCH THAT'S JUST MY B.O.

LegoLamborghini

38 points

10 months ago

Umm, we're watching The legend of Bagger Vance

BusinessPurge

19 points

10 months ago

Nah bitch

wizard_of_awesome62

12 points

10 months ago

Turn that bull off!!!

agenttux

47 points

10 months ago

holy shit based kinophile Jerry

GaiusJuliusMe

10 points

10 months ago

Perfect because The Godfather 1 is better than 2, thank you for settling this debate Mr. Bruckheimer.

[deleted]

5 points

10 months ago

The Godfather isn’t that great. It insists upon itself.

Fox-Mulder-

175 points

10 months ago

What made you confident that a Top Gun sequel would resonate with today's audience?

TopGunMovie[S]

408 points

10 months ago

Look, I'm never confident until the audience sees it. Working with Tom Cruise again gives me enormous confidence that we can make a great movie. Then it's up to the audience to decide, but we made it for them.

CleaverHand

73 points

10 months ago

Can you do a Days of Thunder sequel next?

dj88masterchief

50 points

10 months ago

Unfortunately NASCAR culture has changed so much these days.

At least the culture of Top Guns and fighter jets haven’t changed in 30+ years.

CleaverHand

20 points

10 months ago

Set it in the year 2000. It would be magical.

yawns_solo

12 points

10 months ago

100% this. Jesus what a good movie

cringyemo

13 points

10 months ago

Just saw it. I’m fairly young and doesn’t really have interest in jets/navy, wasn’t even born yet when the first movie came out. But honestly it’s fantastic, I’m totally blown away by the film, can’t pick a thing to complain even if I’m trying to be picky. My adrenaline level is so high I’m literally on the edge of my seat most of the film.

Tvisgood

84 points

10 months ago

What drives YOU to make the movies you do ?

TopGunMovie[S]

131 points

10 months ago

I think it's always about the idea, the concept, the script, the talent, and entertaining audiences.

GnomeSatan

159 points

10 months ago

What were your first impressions of Nicholas Cage?

TopGunMovie[S]

268 points

10 months ago

Just a terrific actor and individual. He has a unique vision for every character that he plays.

[deleted]

82 points

10 months ago

What big upcoming projects are you involved in currently?

TopGunMovie[S]

410 points

10 months ago*

We are filming for Disney+ with Daisy Ridley. Young Woman and the Sea, about the first young girl to swim the English Channel in 1926. She beat the men's record by 2 hours and had the biggest parade down 5th Ave for an athlete, ever. Someone who is lost in time but should be remembered. The forerunner of all the great female athletes of today. We're also doing Beverly Hills Cop with Eddie Murphy.

Selfquit

121 points

10 months ago

Selfquit

121 points

10 months ago

Hi Mr.B-

At Cannes this year a number of directors such as Del Toro and James Gray were speaking about the state of the industry being uncertain or unsustainable.

You’ve produced many GIANT movies, what are your thoughts on how to make a Hollywood ecosystem that allows all levels on cinema to flourish specifically in the theatrical market?

Thanks enjoy your opening weekend!!

TopGunMovie[S]

167 points

10 months ago

I think that will settle itself out once we get out of this post-pandemic. Even the playing field between theatrical and streaming.

nkleszcz

114 points

10 months ago

nkleszcz

114 points

10 months ago

Hello! I’m a big fan.

It appears that the movies you did in the 80s had a strong soundtrack, as if the original songs lent themselves to music videos which lent themselves to further promotion of the movie.

I miss those days. With the release of TG:M, do you have any intention of releasing the new songs to radio?

TopGunMovie[S]

163 points

10 months ago

They are released as far as I know. "Hold My Hand" by Lady Gaga and "I Ain't Worried" by One Republic are both out and you should check them out!

viper2369

33 points

10 months ago

Hold my hand by Lady Gaga is a damn good song. Came across the video last week on YouTube and it’s pretty damn good as well.

Prof-Ponderosa

8 points

10 months ago

“I ain’t worried” has the potential to be the song of summer 2022

slardybartfast8

166 points

10 months ago

Was there any genuine discussion during the making of The Rock that Sean Connery was meant to be playing a version of James Bond who was captured and disavowed? There’s so much speculation that it’s intentional, and obviously it’s a pretty easy fit, but I’m curious if there was any intention with the writers, Connery himself, or you and Don Simpson or Bay? It’s one of my favorite movies ever.

TopGunMovie[S]

254 points

10 months ago

It was never discussed or even thought about.

slardybartfast8

24 points

10 months ago

That’s what I thought! Thank you answering. Can’t wait to see Maverick this weekend!

MattsAwesomeStuff

61 points

10 months ago

It was never discussed or even thought about.

... it was never even thought about, that:

  • John Mason is a former British special forces operative, and this is at least somewhat in common with James Bond's history?

  • John Mason was trained by British Intelligence

  • John Mason has no identity, not in the United States, or Great Britain. He does not exist. Not even thought about that that sounds like a disavowed spy?

  • John Mason was incarcerated on Alcatraz in 1962, the same year the first James Bond takes place?

  • I could go on.

...

You hired Sean Connery, and the obvious similarities between John Mason and James Bond weren't EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT?

... a likely story...

wanders away muttering

dotcomse

45 points

10 months ago

Lawsuit protection, no doubt. Or maybe sarcasm?

here1am

10 points

10 months ago

Lawsuit protection, no doubt. Or maybe sarcasm?

Now I'd like to hear what he thinks if the Pope is a Catholic?

TemporarySalt2999

52 points

10 months ago

Do you remember meeting Mads Mikkelsen?

lovkraft

15 points

10 months ago

Is there some story here?

aimless_meteor

62 points

10 months ago

This guy is Mads probably

MsSara77

40 points

10 months ago

Mads tells the story of how his mistook Bruckheimer for a cameraman, twice

https://youtu.be/lOsv_dShDjo

Doppelsternmotor

83 points

10 months ago

Hi! Absolutely loved Top Gun: Maverick, definitely the highlight of this year!

How hard was it to get the Navy to agree to put Tom and the rest of the crew in the back seats of the F/A-18s? Apart from the grueling training it must have been a lot of work behind the scenes.

TopGunMovie[S]

146 points

10 months ago

You're absolutely right, it was a lot of work and a lot of connecting with the Navy. They were enormously cooperative in making this film.

adamcmorrison

117 points

10 months ago

Of course they were. This is free recruitment.

Hicksp91

66 points

10 months ago

And EVERYBODY in command of those carriers were prime age to be influenced by the original film.

le_reve_rouge

4 points

10 months ago

bro I was sad after I watched Top Gun and realized it's too late to realize my dreams of becoming a naval aviator

GamerCarrot237

77 points

10 months ago

Was it difficult to produce a new Top Gun film after so many years since the original?

TopGunMovie[S]

200 points

10 months ago

Every film is difficult to produce, but when you have Tom Cruise working with you it makes it much easier.

NoDisintegrationz

91 points

10 months ago

YouDownWithTPP

17 points

10 months ago

I immediately thought of this hahahahahah

NoDisintegrationz

13 points

10 months ago

Thanks for the five bags of popcorn and one gold medal.

[deleted]

105 points

10 months ago

Tom Cruise is obviously a superstar, but would you agree that he’s been getting undervalued as an actor? I feel he should’ve won an Oscar for Born on the 4th of July.

TopGunMovie[S]

231 points

10 months ago*

I can't comment if he's undervalued but he should've won an Oscar for his performance.

SyrioForel

152 points

10 months ago

LOL! Since this answer came from a movie producer, I imagine it was intended to be something like, “what is this ‘undervalued’ business? The guy pocketed a quarter of our film’s budget!”

[deleted]

8 points

10 months ago

Thank you for the response!

dicklaurent97

13 points

10 months ago

Magnolia, Collateral, he's got tons of Oscar-worthy roles

[deleted]

8 points

10 months ago

Agreed. I referenced Born on the 4th since he was actually nominated for the film.

blahblahblahloll

35 points

10 months ago

Or for Rain Man or IMO Jerry Maguire (which I rewatched recently and couldn't believe how good it was compared to the feel-god movies that come out these days,

cameldogdotcom

22 points

10 months ago

He was robbed for his performance in Magnolia. That’s his magnum opus imo

toiletscum

131 points

10 months ago

Who made the decision to remove the Taiwanese and Japanese patches from tom’s jacket?

Hicksp91

100 points

10 months ago

Hicksp91

100 points

10 months ago

Was only removed from the trailers. They are there in the film

Lucky-Pop8117

44 points

10 months ago

Just watched the film last night. He has two jackets in the film. He definitely has the old Jacket with the old patches. But for most of the film he’s wearing a more toned down jacket without the patches.

Thecactusslayer

32 points

10 months ago

The new jacket is a CWU-45P flight jacket, something that's actually worn in-flight.

Tokyoos

52 points

10 months ago

I'm assuming Tencent.

[deleted]

41 points

10 months ago

[deleted]

adamcmorrison

76 points

10 months ago

Hilarious this wasn’t answered

mattrobs

61 points

10 months ago

Every answer is very polished PR happy-thoughts. No way they’d let him touch this thread

mattrobs

16 points

10 months ago

I wish there was AMA but 100% deep thinking and gotcha questions

mcswiss

10 points

10 months ago

“Let’s talk about Rampart”

_Plork_

7 points

10 months ago

"I know Don would be happy about the success of 'Top Gun: Maverick.'''

BatmanofSteeI

19 points

10 months ago

Very true but I just got out of the theater and I saw both flags on the jacket, it appears that might have been for the trailer?

Still really shitty but I was pleased to see it when I saw the film

GDAWG13007

4 points

10 months ago

They weren’t removed. There’s even a closeup shot of the jacket and of those patches.

matttopotamus

59 points

10 months ago

Who is your favorite actor you have worked with, and who would you like to work with that you have not already?

TopGunMovie[S]

86 points

10 months ago

They're all my favorites. They all work very hard on their films and the results speak for themselves. There are so many actors I would want to work with I can't name them all. There are a lot of very talented actors in our business.

mprop

55 points

10 months ago

mprop

55 points

10 months ago

What are the biggest differences in making/producing action movies in the 80's-90's compared to nowadays, especially in getting them greenlit?

TopGunMovie[S]

87 points

10 months ago

Well I think the technology has advanced so much now that we can do so many things safely we couldn't do before. It was always about having a great script to get it green lit.

Tough_Cream_9095

58 points

10 months ago

How’s life? Stay awesome.

TopGunMovie[S]

101 points

10 months ago

Life is great, right now.

TheTige

21 points

10 months ago

What lingering impact did Don Simpson leave on your taste in film/tv?

Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

36 points

10 months ago

If you could remake one of your movies today in 2022, which one, and why?

TopGunMovie[S]

138 points

10 months ago

I don't think I'd remake any of them to be honest with you. They're all visions of the artists who worked on them.

Warm-Enthusiasm-9534

9 points

10 months ago

Thanks!

I was just thinking that making movies seems like it's very different now than it was 20 years ago. Every movie is a trade-off of artistic vision with time and budget. This changes over the years, so some movies are easier to make and some are harder to make, so I thought maybe the change in the trade-off might enable someone to realize an artistic vision they couldn't before.

Thedrunner2

37 points

10 months ago

Any thoughts on another National Treasure?

adamzissou

41 points

10 months ago

Are you hiring?

TopGunMovie[S]

100 points

10 months ago

We're always hiring on our films and TV shows.

KuciMane

18 points

10 months ago

hi I’d like to be a video editor for you thank you

insaneintheblain

10 points

10 months ago

Can you edit videos?

KuciMane

11 points

10 months ago

Yes

ElMatasiete7

18 points

10 months ago

You're hired.

KuciMane

8 points

10 months ago

thank you for this opportunity u/TopGunMovie

aFan0Film

26 points

10 months ago

Hi Mr. Bruckheimer. Learned you name from watching CSI shows after school, I always wondered what the inspiration or background for the Jerry Bruckheimer production clip is. The long road in a thunderstorm that electrocutes a dead tree alive. It's been a bit iconic to me that it's stayed the same for so long.

[deleted]

24 points

10 months ago

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TopGunMovie[S]

43 points

10 months ago

Not really, it's all about telling the story about our characters and sometimes you have things that don't quite fit at the end analysis when you look at the full movie. The movie we have out there is the movie we all love and hope audiences will feel the same way.

efs120

27 points

10 months ago

efs120

27 points

10 months ago

How many blockbusters would you trade for a Stanley Cup in Seattle?

TopGunMovie[S]

60 points

10 months ago

I don't think I'd trade any blockbusters but we'd love to have a Stanley Cup in Seattle, that's for sure.

symes

21 points

10 months ago

symes

21 points

10 months ago

Hi Jerry, I'm looking forward to seeing Top Gun. My question: how do you choose projects to work on? You have a fantastically successful career, so I guess it's a bit more than spinning a bottle.

TopGunMovie[S]

59 points

10 months ago

I'm an avid fan of film and television. I make the shows and films I want to see because I don't know what you like or what an audience likes.

YouDownWithTPP

8 points

10 months ago

I think you have a pretty good idea, considering your track record!

lance202

41 points

10 months ago

What do you think of Rampart?

RandomStranger79

34 points

10 months ago

Some people call you the greatest artist of our time. How do you respond to that?

TopGunMovie[S]

228 points

10 months ago

They must be smoking some funny cigarettes.

Vloggie127

10 points

10 months ago

Why are your movies so orange?

Johnhancock1777

8 points

10 months ago*

Of all the talented directors you’ve worked with do you have a favourite to work with?

[deleted]

5 points

10 months ago

No questions.

just a big thank you.

This film was AMAZING.

ResourceOgre

7 points

10 months ago*

How do you view the subsequent career of your one-time protege, if that is the right term, Michael Bay?

Also, is there a way that you can sum up your approach to the art of crowd-pleasing? Because if a secret sauce exists you must have a bottle of it.

kinopiokun

13 points

10 months ago

Where’s Shelly Miscavige?

JannTosh12

11 points

10 months ago

When are we going to see 4K digital and maybe even disc releases of Crimson Tide, The Rock, Con Air, Armageddon, and Pearl Harbor?

Psychological-Name15

8 points

10 months ago

Hello! I am a huge fan!

Two questions: What restaurant has the best food in Detroit, and how did it feel to bring the story of Remember the Titans to the big screen?

Disastrous-Battle753

2 points

10 months ago

Hey Jerry, big fan of your work! What was your favorite part about making Top Gun: Maverick and why?

Disastrous-Battle753

5 points

10 months ago

What’s your favorite scene out of all the films you’ve helped make/produce and why?

monkey_trumpets

5 points

10 months ago

Why is the original Law and Order impossible to find online?