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Producer RICHARD D. ZANUCK commands a distinguished reputation in the motion picture industry as one of its most progressive and honored leaders.

Pre-eminent as an independent producer and former studio executive, Zanuck has earned numerous awards and citations for his achievements in his more than 30 years of filmmaking. He is a recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which was bestowed upon him and long-time associate David Brown in 1991. This particular Thalberg Award makes Zanuck the only second-generation recipient ever, in company with his father, Darryl F. Zanuck.

In 1989, Richard Zanuck, along with Lili Fini Zanuck, took home an Oscar as producers of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, "Driving Miss Daisy." The film also earned them a Golden Globe Award, The National Board of Review Award and "Producer of the Year" honors from the Producer's Guild of America. "Driving Miss Daisy" set another industry precedent-- making Richard and Darryl Zanuck the only father and son in motion-picture history to both win Best Picture Oscars.

Zanuck began his career as a story and production assistant on two Twentieth Century Fox Films, "Island In The Sun" and "The Sun Also Rises." At age 24, he became a full-fledged producer with the feature film "Compulsion." He followed that with "Sanctuary," based on the William Faulkner novel, and with "The Chapman Report," directed by George Cukor.

At 28, Zanuck was named President of Production of Twentieth Century Fox and became the youngest corporate head in Hollywood annals. During his eight years at Fox's helm, he helped the studio earn an unprecedented 159 Oscar nominations. Three of Fox's films, "The Sound of Music," "Patton" and "The French Connection," went on to win Best Picture Oscars. Other successes include "The Planet of the Apes" series, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "M*A*S*H."

Zanuck subsequently moved from Fox to become Executive Vice-President at Warner Bros., where he and soon-to-be partner David Brown oversaw production of such box-office hits as "The Exorcist" and "Blazing Saddles."

With the formation of the Zanuck/Brown Co. in 1971, one of the motion picture industry's most distinguished and successful independent production entities was born. Over the ensuing decade and a half, Zanuck/Brown was responsible for such critical and box-office hits as "Jaws," a triple-Oscar winner and Best Picture nominee; "Jaws II;" "The Sugarland Express," Best Screenplay winner at the Cannes Film Festival and Stephen Spielberg's first directorial effort; "The Sting," winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture; and "The Verdict," nominated for five Academy Awards. Along with Lili Fini Zanuck, Zanuck/Brown also produced the double Oscar-winner "Cocoon" and its sequel, "Cocoon: The Return."

The Zanuck Company, formed in 1988, scored a phenomenal success with its debut production, "Driving Miss Daisy." Nominated for nine Academy Awards, the film won four Oscars, including Best Picture. Subsequent Zanuck Company productions include "Rush," which represented the directorial debut of Lili Fini Zanuck, "Rich In Love," "Wild Bill" and "Mulholland Falls."

Zanuck's most recent release, "Deep Impact" has grossed close to $250 million in the world marketplace so far, which made it the first b


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