Richard D. Zanuck

Highest Rated: 100% Compulsion (1959)
Lowest Rated: 16% Chain Reaction (1996)
Birthday: Dec 13, 1934
Birthplace: Not Available
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.


Highest Rated Movies



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
27% Clash of the Titans Executive Producer $163.2M 2010
51% Alice in Wonderland Producer $319.4M 2010
46% Yes Man Producer $97.7M 2008
85% 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
82% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Producer $206.2M 2005
75% Big Fish Producer $66.3M 2003
80% Road to Perdition Producer $104.1M 2002
41% Reign of Fire Producer $43M 2002
45% Planet of the Apes Producer $178.1M 2001
36% Rules of Engagement Producer 2000
54% True Crime Producer 1999
71% Rush Producer 1999
45% Deep Impact Producer 1998
16% Chain Reaction Executive Producer 1996
30% Mulholland Falls Producer 1996
39% Wild Bill Producer 1995
19% Clean Slate Producer 1994
67% Rich in Love Producer 1993
82% Driving Miss Daisy Producer 1989
33% Cocoon: The Return Producer 1988
71% Target Producer 1985
77% Cocoon Producer 1985
96% The Verdict Producer 1982
63% Neighbors Producer 1981
40% The Island Producer 1980
57% Jaws 2 Producer 1978
63% MacArthur Executive Producer Producer 1977
97% Jaws Producer 1975
73% 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
30% Sssssss Producer Executive Producer 1973
85% The Sound of Music Executive Producer 1965
No Score Yet Sanctuary Producer 1961
100% Compulsion Producer 1959


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