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)
(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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[from his Oscar acceptance speech for The English Patient (1996)] I said my cup was full before - now it runneth over. I'd like to thank actors - I love actors - producers are supposed to not be in love with them, but I love them, and I love writers and directors too. And the whole crew, everyone who worked on the picture, for what they did in making the picture happen, when we were shut down, ... See more »

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