|The Big Bang||1990||Actor||Himself||19907|
|The New Hollywood||1990 1989 - 1990||Actor||n/a||19907|
|Days of Thunder||1990||Actor||Aldo Benadetti||19907|
|Naked Hollywood||1992 1991 - 1992||Actor||Himself||19927|
|Young Guns II||1990||Actor||Pinkerton Man||19907|
|Dangerous Minds||1997 1996 - 1997||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Beverly Hills Cop||1984||Producer||n/a||3|
|Days of Thunder||1990||Producer||n/a||3|
|Thief of Hearts||1984||Producer||n/a||3|
|Beverly Hills Cop II||1987||Producer||n/a||3|
|The Ref||1994||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Began film career as account executive with Jack Woodel Agency, San Francisco (supervised marketing of Warner Bros. Films)|
|Raised in Anchorage, Alaska|
|Final Simpson-Bruckheimer production, "The Rock", debuted in summer|
|Simpson found dead at his home on January 19|
|With Bruckheimer, signed second five-year production deal with Paramount in February; contract ended "by mutual agreement" in November of same year|
|Simpson's doctor, Stephen Ammerman, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in the shower of Simpson's pool house|
|Made senior vice president, production, Paramount|
|Promoted to vice president, production, Paramount|
|Simpson-Bruckheimer signed non-exclusive, five-year, five-picture deal with Disney subsidiary Hollywood Pictures (January)|
|Made president, worldwide production, Paramount|
|Hired by Warner Bros. as marketing executive, specializing in youth-oriented product|
|At the request of Bruckheimer, Simpson-Bruckheimer dissolved their partnership in December|
|Handeled the publicity for the First International Erotic Film Festival in San Francisco|
|Formed Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Productions; entered into five-year exclusive development/production deal with Paramount|
|First screen credit as producer, "Flashdance"|
|Became production executive at Paramount|
|Co-wrote low-budget film, "Aloha, Bobby and Rose"|
|Russ Simpson||Father||survived him|
|June Simpson||Mother||survived him|
|Larry Simpson||Brother||survived him|
|University of Oregon|
|"He had these explosive rages that were really out of control. He was an abusive and angry man. He sometimes saw writers as easy targets, saps, ripe for exploiting. You talk about Hollywood in the 80s: that whole brittle, cynical, caustic attitude and style. Well, Don was the kingpin. A kingpin with demons that tormented him" --anonymous film excutive quoted in "Sorrow but No Surprise at a Death" by Bernard Weinraub, THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 23, 1996|
|"The days of drugs, sex and rock-and-roll are long over--at least they are for us old guys." --Simpson in a 1994 interview.|
|"I have lost my partner, my friend and someone who was like a brother to me. I have had the privilege to know and work with one of the most gifted and talented men in our industry. In a community of extraordinary talents and unique characters, Don was a true original. There never will be another like him" --Jerry Bruckheimer in a statement issued at the death of Simpson, January 1996|
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