R.I.P. Dick Zanuck

Legendary Hollywood film producer Richard Darryl Zanuck (aka Dick) died this morning of a heart attack at his Beverly Hills home. He was 77. Zanuck’s career spanned more than 50 years, continuing to this day. He most recently produced Dark Shadows, released by Warner Bros in May, bringing the cult television series to the big screen under the direction of frequent collaborator Tim Burton. The gothic comedy marked Zanuck’s sixth collaboration with Burton. Zanuck also produced the worldwide blockbusters Alice In Wonderland and Clash Of The Titans (both 2010) and of course Jaws (1975) alongside a young director named Steven Spielberg. Zanuck’s honors include a Best Picture Oscar for Driving Miss Daisy and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1991 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and  Sciences, which he shared with longtime associate David Brown. (more…)

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