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Also Known As: Died: July 13, 2012
Born: December 13, 1934 Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Served in U.S. Army as second lieutenant
1954:
Began working in story department at 20th Century Fox
1956:
Served as vice president of Darryl F. Zanuck Productions with responsibilities for U.S. operations; also worked as assistant to his father when the elder Zanuck produced "The Sun Also Rises" (1956) and "Islands in the Sun" (1957)
1959:
Debuted as producer with "Compulsion"
1962:
Was assistant to his producer-father on "The Longest Day"
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Served as president's production representative at Fox
1962:
Became the youngest production chief in Hollywood after his father appointed him executive VP in charge of production at Fox
1969:
Promoted to president of 20th Century-Fox
1970:
Fired as president by father
1971:
Became senior executive vice president at Warner Bros.; resigned in 1972 to become independent producer
1972:
With David Brown, formed The Zanuck/Brown Company
1973:
First film in collaboration with Brown, "The Sting", won that year's Best Picture Oscar; with Brown, credited as executive producer of the film
1974:
Initial collaboration with Steven Spielberg, co-produced the director's debut feature "The Sugarland Express"
1975:
Delivered box office blockbuster with Spielberg's "Jaws"; received first Best Picture Oscar nomination as producer
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Zanuck/Brown Company based at 20th Century Fox
1982:
Earned second Best Picture Academy Award nomination as producer of Sidney Lumet's courtroom drama "The Verdict"
1983:
Zanuck/Brown Company based at Warner Bros.
1985:
Third wife Lili Fini Zanuck joined producing team on the box-office success "Cocoon"
1988:
Dissolved partnership with David Brown
1989:
With Lili Fini Zanuck, formed The Zanuck Company
1989:
First film released under new banner, "Driving Miss Daisy," directed by Bruce Beresford; received Best Picture Academy Award
1991:
Produced wife's directorial debut "Rush"
1991:
Received the Academy's Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (shared with Brown)
1993:
Reteamed with Beresford as producer of the family drama "Rich in Love"
1993:
Received Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award (shared with Brown)
1998:
Reunited with David Brown as producer on "Deep Impact," released through DreamWorks
1999:
With Lili Fini Zanuck and Clint Eastwood, produced the thriller "True Crime"; film directed by Eastwood
2000:
With wife, co-produced the annual telecast of the Academy Awards
2000:
Signed production deal with DreamWorks
2001:
First association with director Tim Burton, big screen remake of "Planet of the Apes"
2003:
Co-produced "Big Fish," directed by Burton; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Musical or Comedy Picture
2005:
Produced Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005), "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007), and "Alice in Wonderland" (2010), all of which starred Johnny Depp
2008:
Produced the Jim Carrey romantic comedy "Yes Man"
2012:
Re-teamed with director Tim Burton and star Johnny Depp as producer of feature adaptation of the gothic drama "Dark Shadows"

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