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Saul Zaentz (1921–2014)

Saul Zaentz learned gambling as a youth in Passaic, New Jersey, playing a card game called briscola. Later, in his twenties, he earned a full-time living as a gambler. Saul settled in San Francisco after WWII, at first working for a local record distributor and eventually joining the jazz record label Fantasy Records. Working as a salesman and ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2006 Goya's Ghosts (producer)
 1996 The English Patient (producer)
 1986 The Mosquito Coast (executive producer)
 1984 Amadeus (producer)
 1978 The Lord of the Rings (producer)
 1977 Three Warriors (producer)
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In order to light all the opera house chandeliers in Amadeus (1984), Zaentz contacted the Vatican's candlemaker, who agreed to supply the production with the thousands of candles necessary for the scene. See more »

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