Friday, July 13, 2012

Richard Zanuck, R. I. P.

Hollywood producer Richard Zanuck dead at 77 | The Raw Story: Oscar-winning US film producer Richard Zanuck, famous for films including “Jaws,” “Driving Miss Daisy” and a string of Tim Burton movies, died Friday aged 77, his publicist said.

The Hollywood veteran, son of Twentieth Century Fox mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, worked with Burton on films from 2001′s “Planet of the Apes” remake to 2010′s “Alice in Wonderland,” as well as his latest film, “Dark Shadows.”

He won an Oscar in 1990 for “Driving Miss Daisy,” and another prize from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the following year.

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