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Don Simpson (I) (1943–1996)


Mr. Simpson was an extravagant movie producer whose blockbusters Flashdance (1983), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), and Top Gun (1986) helped define the pop culture of the 1980s. Mr. Simpson teamed with Jerry Bruckheimer in 1983 to produce these hits. In 1985 and 1988, the duo were named producers of the year by the National Association of Theater ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Rock
The Rock Producer
(1996)
Top Gun
Top Gun Producer
(1986)
Bad Boys
Bad Boys Producer
(1995)
Beverly Hills Cop
(1984)

Filmography

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 1996 The Rock (producer)
 1995 Dangerous Minds (producer)
 1995 Crimson Tide (producer)
 1995 Bad Boys (producer)
 1994 The Ref (executive producer)
 1990 Days of Thunder (producer)
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II (producer)
 1986 Top Gun (producer)
 1984 Beverly Hills Cop (producer)
 1984 Thief of Hearts (producer)
 1983 Flashdance (producer)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (12 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Donald C. Simpson
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on having to explain why your movie failed] It's not how you play the game, it's how you place the blame. See more »

Trivia:

One of the reasons he went from being a Paramount executive to a producer is because of his drug use. Once, he reportedly passed out during a meeting. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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