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Saul Zaentz

Saul Zaentz, American film producer, former record company executive. Recipient Producer of Year Award, National Board Review, 2005; fellow Academy Fellowship, British Academy Film Award (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), 2003.


  • Zaentz, Saul was born on February 28, 1921 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States.

  • Career

    • Owner Fantasy Records, 1975—2005. Founder Saul Zaentz Film Center, 1980.


    • Producer films: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975 (Oscar for Best Picture, 1975), Three Warriors, 1977, Lord of the Rings, 1978, Amadeus, 1984 (Oscar for Best Picture, 1984), The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, 1991, The English Patient, 1996 (Academy Award for Producer Best Picture, Irving G. Thalberg award, 1996). Executive producer The Mosquito Coast, 1986.
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    Born February 28, 1921
    • 1975 - 2005
      Owner Fantasy Records