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Saul Zaentz

  • Highest Rated: 94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • Lowest Rated: 30% Goya's Ghosts (2007)
  • Birthday: Feb 28, 1921
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Distinguished producer Saul Zaentz began his entertainment industry career running his own record label, Fantasy Records, out of Berkeley during the 1960s. After signing such major groups as Creedence Clearwater Revival and making a substantial amount of money, Zaentz branched out into film production in 1975 with the critical and box-office smash One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. For this first effort, Zaentz, along with co-producer Michael Douglas, earned an Academy Award. Zaentz continued to focus on adapting literary works for the screen, and a number of his subsequent films did extremely well. His 1984 production of Amadeus won great acclaim and a Best Picture Oscar, acclaim that continued in 1988 with Zaentz's production of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, which was nominated for two Oscars and won a British Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 1996, Zaentz added to his enviable track record with The English Patient, which garnered an astounding 11 Oscar nominations and won nine in all, including Best Picture, Best Director for Anthony Minghella, Best Cinematography for John Seale, and Best Supporting Actress for Juliette Binoche. Zaentz partnered again with Amadeus director Milos Forman for 2006's Goya's Ghosts, the last film he produced before his death in 2014 at age 92.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

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No Score Yet The Anatomy Of Vince Guaraldi Actor 2009
30% Goya's Ghosts Producer $0.8M 2007
60% Fog City Mavericks Actor 2007
85% The English Patient Producer 1996
57% At Play in the Fields of the Lord Producer 1991
88% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Producer 1988
76% The Mosquito Coast Producer Executive Producer 1986
93% Amadeus Producer 1984
52% The Lord of the Rings Producer 1978
No Score Yet Three Warriors Producer 1977
94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Producer 1975

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