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Richard Darryl Zanuck was born on 13 December 1934, in Los Angeles, California USA, a son of well-known actress Virginia Fox and studio executive and producer Darryl F. Zanuck who was a head of production at 20
th Century Fox at the time. Richard Zanuck was a film producer, perhaps best known for the film “Driving Miss Daisy”, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989. He passed away in July 2012.
So just how rich was Richard Zanuck? Authoritative sources estimate that Richard Zanuck’s net worth was an impressive $80 million, mostly accumulated from his career as a film producer spanning over 50 years.
Richard Zanuck Net Worth $80 Million
Richard Zanuck started his career while still studying at Stanford University; his first job was working at the department of 20
th Century Fox film studios.He then had an opportunity to work on a film called “Compulsion”, and eventually became president of the company. However, after he failed with the film “Doctor Dolittle” in 1967, Zanuck was fired by his father, and went to join Warner Bros Company, where he took up the position of an Executive Vice-President.
In 1972, Zanuck together with his friend David Brown formed an independent film production organisation called “The Zanuck/Brown Company”, which was a subsidiary of Universal Pictures. They were soon able to produce “Jaws” and “The Sugarland Express” directed by
Steven Spielberg, and also managed to succeed with “Cocoon” and “Driving Miss Daisy”, which won Zanuck an Academy Award for Best Picture. With more public recognition, Richard Zanuck’s net worth began increasing significantly.
Such was the success of the partnership and company, that in 1990 Richard Zanuck and David Brown were awarded the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award; joining other recipients of the same award including
Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and Clint Eastwood. Richard Zanuck soon became friends with another famous film director and producer Tim Burton, with whom he worked on some of his best movies, helping Burton create the science fiction film “Planet of the Apes” featuring Mark Wahlberg and Tim Roth, as well as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. His net worth continued to row.
Their further collaborations together resulted in the release of a musical horror film “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” that earned $152 million at the box office, as well as the fantasy film “Alice in Wonderland” that generated the remarkable amount of $1 billion in takings, becoming the sixteenth highest-grossing film of all time.
Richard Zanuck’s last works include the horror comedy film “Dark Shadows”, as well as the fantasy film with
Angelina Jolie called “Maleficent” for which he received posthumous credit.
Richard Zanuck passed away in 2012 due to a heart attack. Zanuck’s house “Beverly Park” where he lived for the majority of his life was sold that same year for $20 million. Zanuck was married three times, his last wife being Lili Fini Zanuck who he married in 1978, and previously Lili Charlene Gentle(1959-69) with whom he had two children, and Linda Melson Harrison(1969-78), and another two children. His first two wives were actresses, which caused some discomfort in the family home, and contributed to their divorces.
Birth date: , December 13 , 1934 , Los Angeles , California United States Death date: , July 13 , 2012 , Beverly Hills , California United States Profession: Film producer Education: Stanford University Nationality: American Spouse: , Lili Fini Zanuck (m. 1978–2012) , Linda Harrison (m. 1969–1978) Lili Gentle (m. 1958–1968) Children: , Dean Zanuck , Harrison Zanuck , Janet Beverly Zanuck Davidson , Virginia Lorraine Zanuck Laura Gentle Parents: , Virginia Fox Darryl F. Zanuck Siblings: , Darrylin Zanuck DePineda Susan Zanuck Awards: , Primetime Emmy Award - Outstanding Television Movie (2015) , Golden Globe Award - Best Film (2011) , Saturn Award - Best Horror Film (2007) , Lifetime Achievement Award (2004) , Academy Award for Best Picture , Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture , Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (1990) , Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1991) , Producers Guild of America Award (1993) Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie (2015) Movies: , "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989) , “Dark Shadows” (2012) , “Maleficent” , "Camerimage" (2009) , “Planet of the Apes” (2001) , “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) , "Alice in Wonderland" (2010) , “Jaws” , “The Sugarland Express” , “Cocoon” “Driving Miss Daisy”
# Fact 1 Ironically, both Richard D. Zanuck and his father Darryl F. Zanuck died at the age of 77 (in 2012 and 1979, respectively). 2 The commercial and critical failure of the expensively-produced musical extravaganzas, Doctor Dolittle (1967) and Star! (1968), led to him being ousted as head of production at 20th Century Fox in 1970. 3 Had his greatest successes as head of his own production company, in association with David Brown, turning out mega hits like The Sting (1973) and Jaws (1975). 4 Between 2001 and 2012, he collaborated on six films with director Tim Burton, beginning with the remake of Planet of the Apes (2001) and ending with Dark Shadows (2012). 5 In 1965 met producing partner David Brown during a stint at FOX. 6 Accompanied his father to the studio from an early age and assisted in reviewing rough cuts for studio executives. 7 Brother of Darrilyn Zanuck DePineda. 8 Tribute in the Memory of Film section at the Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium.  9 Father, with Linda Harrison, of sons Harrison Zanuck and Dean Zanuck. 10 Son of Hollywood producer Darryl F. Zanuck and actress Virginia Fox.
# Quote 1 The Sound of Music (1965) did more damage to the industry than any other picture. Everyone tried to copy it. We were the biggest offenders. 2 This is a business where you make decisions using your gut. 3 [about his father, studio boss Darryl F. Zanuck, being fired from his job] It was hard to see my father go through that. I recovered from being fired, I don't think he ever did.
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Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Television Movie Bessie (2015) · Lili Fini Zanuck (executive producer) · Queen Latifah (executive producer) · Shakim Compere (executive producer) · Shelby Stone (executive producer) · Randi Michel (executive producer) · Ron Schmidt (producer) 2009 Special Award Camerimage Producer with Unique Visual Sensitivity 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival For producing. 2001 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Producer of the Year · David Brown 1998 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Outstanding Achievement in Producing 1993 Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Pictures PGA Awards 1991 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Academy Awards, USA 1990 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Driving Miss Daisy (1989) · Lili Fini Zanuck 1990 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Driving Miss Daisy (1989) · Lili Fini Zanuck 1976 Showmanship Award Publicists Guild of America Motion Picture · David Brown 1968 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 11 December 1968. At 6915 Hollywood Blvd. Nominated Awards Nominated awards Nominated awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) · John Logan · Laurie MacDonald · Walter F. Parkes 2005 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Feature Film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) · Tim Burton 2004 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Big Fish (2003) · Bruce Cohen · Dan Jinks 2003 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Road to Perdition (2002) · Dean Zanuck 2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) · Lili Fini Zanuck · Michael B. Seligman (executive producer) 1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Picture Deep Impact (1998) · David Brown 1991 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Driving Miss Daisy (1989) · Lili Fini Zanuck · Bruce Beresford 1983 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture The Verdict (1982) · David Brown 1976 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Jaws (1975) · David Brown 2 nd Place Awards 2nd place awards 2nd place awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 1990 Wise Owl Award Retirement Research Foundation, USA Television and Theatrical Film Fiction Driving Miss Daisy (1989) · David Brown (executive) · Lili Fini Zanuck
Filmography Producer Producer
Title Year Status Character Hidden 2015/I producer - uncredited Bessie 2015 TV Movie executive producer Dark Shadows 2012 producer Clash of the Titans 2010 executive producer Alice in Wonderland 2010/I producer Yes Man 2008 producer Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 producer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 producer Dead Lawyers 2004 TV Movie executive producer Big Fish 2003 producer Road to Perdition 2002 producer Reign of Fire 2002 producer Planet of the Apes 2001 producer Rules of Engagement 2000 producer The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special producer True Crime 1999 producer Deep Impact 1998 producer Chain Reaction 1996 executive producer Mulholland Falls 1996 producer Wild Bill 1995 producer Clean Slate 1994 producer Rich in Love 1992 producer Driving Miss Daisy 1992 TV Movie executive producer Rush 1991 producer Driving Miss Daisy 1989 producer Cocoon: The Return 1988 producer CBS Summer Playhouse 1987 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode Target 1985 producer Cocoon 1985 producer The Verdict 1982 producer Neighbors 1981 producer The Island 1980 producer Jaws 2 1978 producer MacArthur 1977 executive producer - as a Richard D.Zanuck David Brown production Jaws 1975 producer The Eiger Sanction 1975 executive producer The Girl from Petrovka 1974 producer The Black Windmill 1974 executive producer The Sugarland Express 1974 producer Willie Dynamite 1974 producer The Sting 1973 executive producer - uncredited Sssssss 1973 executive producer The Sound of Music 1965 executive producer - uncredited The Chapman Report 1962 producer Sanctuary 1961 producer Compulsion 1959 producer Decalogue TV Mini-Series executive producer - 10 episodes announced Production Manager Production Manager
Title Year Status Character Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 executive in charge of production - uncredited Thanks Thanks
Title Year Status Character Biography 1995 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon 1994 Video documentary sincere appreciation Escobar: Paradise Lost 2014 in loving memory of The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 special thanks: our old friends Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary special thanks Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode Hotel Chevalier 2007 Short special thanks - as Richard Zanuck Expresso 2007 Short special thanks Girl 27 2007 Documentary thanks - as Richard Zanuck Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star 2003 Video documentary short very special thanks - as Richard Zanuck Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen 2003 Video documentary short very special thanks - as Richard Zanuck Enlisted: The Story of 'M*A*S*H' 2002 Video documentary short special thanks - as Richard Zanuck Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'The French Connection' 2001 TV Movie documentary special thanks - as Richard Zanuck Behind the Rules of Engagement 2000 Video documentary short special thanks - as Richard Zanuck Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner 1997 Video documentary special thanks - as Richard Zanuck The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' 1995 Video documentary special thanks Self Self
Title Year Status Character Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary Himself Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Producer / Himself / Himself - Interviewee Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman 2010 TV Series Himself Jaws: The Inside Story 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself Biography 1995-2010 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Producer, Driving Miss Daisy / Himself - Producer / ... American Masters 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee Broadway Beat 2008 TV Series Himself HBO First Look 2001-2008 TV Series documentary Himself A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award 2007 Short Himself The Making of 'The Sand Pebbles' 2007 Video Himself Milestones in Cinema History: The Verdict 2007 Video documentary short Himself The Shark Is Still Working 2007 Documentary Himself Darryl F. Zanuck: A Dream Fulfilled 2006 Video documentary short Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Himself All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' 2006 Video documentary short Himself Who Needs Sleep? 2006 Documentary as Richard Zanuck Shootout 2005 TV Series Himself The 100 Greatest War Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Richard D Zanuck) The Last Mogul 2005 TV Special documentary Himself Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Designer Chocolate 2005 Video documentary short Himself Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Different Faces, Different Flavors 2005 Video documentary short Himself Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Producer (as Richard) Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Producer (as Richard) Filming 'Rush' 2002 Video documentary short Himself The Making of 'Road to Perdition' 2002 TV Short documentary Himself (as Richard Zanuck) E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself Enlisted: The Story of 'M*A*S*H' 2002 Video documentary short Himself (as Richard Zanuck) Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'The French Connection' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Producer (as Richard Zanuck) History vs. Hollywood 2001 TV Series documentary Himself Backstory 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Producer / Himself - Former Fox Studio Executive The Making of 'Planet of the Apes' 2001 TV Short documentary Himself - Producer Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet 2001 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited) John Williams: The Music of 'Jaws 2' 2001 Video short documentary Himself (uncredited) The Making of 'Jaws 2' 2001 Video documentary Himself Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Richard Zanuck) The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection' 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself - Former Head of Production, Fox (as Richard Zanuck) Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself Behind the Rules of Engagement 2000 Video documentary short Himself Behind the Planet of the Apes 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Richard Zanuck) The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner 1997 Video documentary Himself - Fox Production President on 'Patton' (as Richard Zanuck) The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' 1995 Video documentary Himself The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon 1994 Video documentary Himself, 20th Century Fox Production head (1962-1970) Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself The American Ireland Fund Annual Tribute a Salute to Gene Kelly 1990 TV Movie Himself The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Picture Talking Pictures 1988 TV Series documentary Himself The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture The Making of 'The Verdict' 1982 Video documentary short Himself - Producer The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Himself - Producer Archive Footage Archive Footage