If there was ever one person who defined the Hollywood tableau of wild success succumbing to even wilder excess, it was fabled producer Don Simpson. Though a driven and talented executive-turned-producer whose flair for churning out hit movies throughout the 1970s and 1980s was unparalleled, Simpson's enormous appetite for drugs, food and sadomasochistic sex wound up destroying his lucrative partnership with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and ultimately ending his life. At first glance, Simpson reveled in being a raving, solipsistic mogul whose ability to snort massive amounts cocaine was a natural extension of his glamorous lifestyle. But to peel back the layers was to reveal a dark and diseased soul. Though remembered mostly for his excesses, Simpson's true legacy was his work - he produced some of the most memorable and profitable movies to come off the studio conveyor belt, a contradiction that underscored his tortured, self-destructive nature.