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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Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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(1996)
Amadeus Producer
(1984)

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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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Personal Quote:

Studios are like flies - they'll both eat honey or shit with equal enthusiasm. See more »

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He wanted to produce film adaptations of the novels Night's Lies by Gesualdo Bufalino and Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee but the projects never came to fruition. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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