Co-producer with Jerry Bruckheimer of Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, and other popular films.He was responsible for the comedy Bad Boys, the submarine drama Crimson Tide, and the Oscar-winning Dangerous Minds, all for Disney. His films with Jerry Bruckheimer earned more than $3 billion and 15 Academy Award nominations.His drug use eventually killed him, although friends like Jeffrey Katzenberg tried to intervene and get him help.BEFORE FAME
He started out in Los Angeles making a living with small acting parts and teaching tennis on local courts.PERSONAL LIFE
He was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, in a working-class family.FUN FACTS
Film Producer Don Simpson were born on Friday, birthstone is Opal, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Goat, it is 288 days until Don Simpson next birthday.