Donald Clarence Simpson (* Oktober in Seattle, Washington; † Januar in Los Angeles, Kalifornien) war ein US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent. High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Cultures of Excess | Fleming, Charles | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit. Donald Clarence Simpson ( Oktober - Januar ) war ein US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler.
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Simpson had been using cocaine since the s, but increased his usage over the years. The excessive spending in both films and his personal life and erratic mood swings caused by his drug use were well known in Hollywood by the s.
He claimed that his only addiction at the time was to food. Simpson refused to admit himself into a traditional rehab facility.
In , he employed Dr. Stephen Ammerman to help him with his addiction. Ammerman, who had a history of drug abuse himself, believed that in order for Simpson to quit drugs, he had to use other drugs to combat the painful withdrawal symptoms.
Ammerman designed what has been called a "dangerously unorthodox" detox program, which included several medications including morphine for Simpson to take at home.
Frustrated with Simpson's escalating drug use and declining work, Bruckheimer terminated their partnership in December The two agreed to finish work on The Rock , which was already in production.
On January 19, , Simpson was found dead in the bathroom of his Bel Air, Los Angeles home. An autopsy and toxicology report later determined that Simpson had died of heart failure caused by combined drug intoxication cocaine and prescription medications.
He called Simpson "a supercharged simple-minded creature, an Aesop's fable on crystal meth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Hollywood film producer.
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Simpson was a native of Anchorage, Alaska, and spent several years as a senior executive at Paramount Pictures before becoming President of Worldwide Production at Paramount.
As president, Simpson was instrumental in the making of such films as American Gigolo , Urban Cowboy , Little Darlings , An Officer and a Gentleman and 48 Hrs.
The years at Paramount fueled Simpson's creativity, provided him with invaluable experience and inspired him to take on his own projects.
It also paired Simpson with an old acquaintance, Jerry Bruckheimer , who would be his partner for the next 14 years. One of the most prolific partnerships in motion picture history, Simpson and Bruckheimer produced films that were honored with 15 Academy Award nominations, two Oscars for Best Song, four Grammys, three Golden Globes, two People's Choice Awards for Best Picture, and the MTV award for Best Picture of the Decade.
Equally important to Simpson, creatively, was the fact that the films were turning the stars into box office giants.
Beverly Hills Cop launched Eddie Murphy 's career and Top Gun made Tom Cruise an international superstar. Industry acclaim followed the box office success.
In both and , the National Association of Theatre Owners NATO named Simpson Producer of the Year. And in , along with his partner, Simpson was chosen as the Motion Picture Showman of the Year by the Publicists Guild of America.
Simpson and Bruckheimer were one of the most distinguished producing teams in motion picture history. Throughout the Eighties, they connected with such smash hits as Flashdance with Jennifer Beals , Beverly Hills Cop starring Eddie Murphy , Top Gun with Tom Cruise , Beverly Hills Cop II with Eddie Murphy and Days of Thunder with Tom Cruise as "Cole Trickle".
By , the team was producing one hit after another. In , Simpson produced The Rock starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.
By visiting multiple doctors and pharmacies, Simpson was able to conceal the vast quantity and array of drugs prescribed to him, as well as the frequency with which he procured them.
In many cases, the famous year-old producer also masked his identity by having prescriptions illegally written for him under a pseudonym.
Simpson had no difficulty getting such dangerous and addictive narcotics as morphine sulfate and Percodan, which require federally regulated triplicate prescriptions.
When a triplicate is issued, a copy goes to the doctor, the pharmacy and the state agency that monitors controlled substances.
Simpson also had acquired a significant stash of Dexedrine, Seconal, Xanax, lithium and other controlled substances. More than two dozen doctors are under investigation by local, state and federal authorities on suspicion of prescribing large amounts of drugs to Simpson in recent years.
It is unclear how many of them were aware of his problem or were simply duped by an addict adept at making use of his money and celebrity.
On Friday, authorities armed with warrants raided the offices of two Westside psychiatrists--Robert Hugh Gerner and Nomi J. Fredrick--in connection with the probe.
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