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Richard D. Zanuck

Highest Rated:   100% Compulsion (1959)
Lowest Rated:   16% Chain Reaction (1996)
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American producer and production executive Richard D. Zanuck, the son of illustrious production executive Darryl F. Zanuck, began his career in the story department of 20th Century Fox while still in college. Later he became the vice president of Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, in charge of the company's U.S. productions when his father became an independent producer and moved his operations in Paris. When his father again took over the helm at Fox, young Zanuck was made vice president in charge of all productions. He gained complete control in 1969, but during a heated proxy battle was forcibly removed from the presidency. Between 1971 and 1972, he served as the company's senior executive vice president but subsequently quit to co-found a company with David Brown. Among the Zanuck-Brown company's top-grossing films were The Sting (1973), Jaws (1975), Cocoon (1985), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), and Deep Impact (1998). Together, Zanuck and Brown earned a number of accolades over their long careers, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1991, and the David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America in 1995. Zanuck died of a heart attack at age 77 in 2012.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hidden
  • Producer
2015
89% Bessie
  • Executive Producer
2015
No Score Yet Hidden
  • Producer
2013
37% Dark Shadows
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
$79.8M 2012
26% Wrath of the Titans
  • Producer
$83.7M 2012
85% Get Low
  • Producer
$9.2M 2010
28% Clash of the Titans
  • Executive Producer
$163.2M 2010
52% Alice in Wonderland
  • Producer
$319.4M 2010
46% Yes Man
  • Producer
$97.7M 2008
86% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Producer
$53M 2007
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters
  • Actor
2006
81% The Last Mogul (Life and Times of Lew Wasserman)
  • Actor
2005
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Producer
$206.2M 2005
77% Big Fish
  • Producer
$66.3M 2003
81% Road to Perdition
  • Producer
$104.1M 2002
40% Reign of Fire
  • Producer
$43M 2002
45% Planet of the Apes
  • Producer
$178.1M 2001
36% Rules of Engagement
  • Producer
2000
55% True Crime
  • Producer
1999
71% Rush
  • Producer
1999
48% Deep Impact
  • Producer
1998
16% Chain Reaction
  • Executive Producer
1996
31% Mulholland Falls
  • Producer
1996
41% Wild Bill
  • Producer
1995
19% Clean Slate
  • Producer
1994
67% Rich in Love
  • Producer
1993
82% Driving Miss Daisy
  • Producer
1989
36% Cocoon: The Return
  • Producer
1988
71% Target
  • Producer
1985
80% Cocoon
  • Producer
1985
96% The Verdict
  • Producer
1982
63% Neighbors
  • Producer
1981
40% The Island
  • Producer
1980
55% Jaws 2
  • Producer
1978
63% MacArthur
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1977
97% Jaws
  • Producer
1975
71% The Eiger Sanction
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1975
No Score Yet The Black Windmill
  • Executive Producer
1974
91% The Sugarland Express
  • Producer
1974
No Score Yet Willie Dynamite
  • Producer
1974
No Score Yet The Girl from Petrovka
  • Producer
1974
93% The Sting
  • Producer
1973
22% Sssssss
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1973
86% The Sound of Music
  • Executive Producer
1965
100% Compulsion
  • Producer
1959

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