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BirthplaceWahoo, Nebraska

Zanuck, Darryl F. (Francis)

(1902–79) film executive, producer, screenwriter; born in Wahoo, Nebr. He played a little Indian in a Western film at age eight, and in 1923 he joined Warners as a screenwriter. In 1933 he founded Twentieth Century, which merged with Fox in 1934. He became an independent producer in 1956. Among his films were Little Caesar (1930), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Sound of Music (1965); he won the Thalberg Award three times (1937, 1944, 1950).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Zanuck has confirmed rumours that the duo, whose next project Alice in Wonderland is slated for release in 2010, will be making their eighth film together.
He points out Jake Gyllenhaal's low-cost "Nightcrawler" made this year's Zanuck list along with "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "Foxcatcher," "Gone Girl," "Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash."
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