Darryl F. Zanuck

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Darryl F. Zanuck (born September 5, 1902 in Wahoo , Nebraska , † December 22, 1979 in Palm Springs , California ) was an American film producer , screenwriter and film director . He was one of the moguls of the classic studio system in Hollywood and was for many years a leading force in 20th Century Fox . Zanuck also worked under the pseudonyms Mark Canfield , Melville Crossman, and Gregory Rogers .


Zanuck was head of production at Warner Brothers for many years . In 1933, Zanuck founded 20th Century Pictures with Joseph Schenck . In 1935 her company merged with the Fox Film Company to form 20th Century Fox with Zanuck as Vice President.

For Schlagende Wetter he was awarded the Oscar for best film in 1942 as a producer . He has received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award three times in his career . It also gave him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in his honor . In 1954 he received a Golden Globe for his life's work . He is an honorary member of the Directors Guild of America . The FBI Agent ( best original story ) and The Longest Day (best film) earned him two more Oscar nominations, and he was nominated five times for the Laurel Award .

From 1924 until his death he was married to actress Virginia Fox and they had three children together. One of his sons was the film producer Richard D. Zanuck .

The Mount Zanuck and its neighboring peak Zanuck East Peak in Antarctica bear his name.

Filmography (selection)

As a producer

As a screenwriter

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