Saul Zaentz (1921–2014)


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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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Amadeus Producer
(1984)
(1986)

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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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[accepting the Irving G Thalberg memorial award at the 1997 Oscars] Darryl F. Zanuck, Hal B. Wallis, David O. Selznick, Walt Disney and Samuel Goldwyn are among the giants who were the early recipients of this award. All are recognised as producers who brought passion to their films and they were really bound together by their love of moviemaking. Passion is an unmeasurable, indescribable factor ... See more »

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Former owner of Fantasy Records who used its profits to finance his films. See more »

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