Saul Zaentz Net Worth

Saul Zaentz Net Worth is
$30 Million

Saul Zaentz Bio/Wiki, Net Worth

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 ...
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Full NameSaul Zaentz
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 28, 1921
Place Of BirthPassaic, New Jersey, USA
ProfessionProducer, Actor, Sound Department
SpouseCelia Zaentz
ChildrenJoshua Zaentz, Athena Zaentz, Jonathan Zaentz, Dorian Zaentz
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Fellowship, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, PGA Vision Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures, PGA David O. Sel...
NominationsEuropean Film Award for Best Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Producer, Australian Film Institute Award for Best Foreign Film
MoviesOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The English Patient, Goya's Ghosts, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Three Warriors, The Lord of the Rings, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Chocolate War
Star SignPisces
1The question is why does Hollywood go on making crap they pass off as movies? The answer is money.
2You don't make movies to be art movies. You make movies that move you emotionally because if you're going to commit five years of your life to a movie, you need something to keep you going.
3[from his Oscar acceptance speech for Amadeus (1984)] The five pictures nominated this year all had a curious relationship, in the fact that the filmmakers who made them had to fight and overcame many obstacles to make their films and to film their visions. One has to be proud to be a peer of the people who made The Killing Fields (1984), A Passage to India (1984), A Soldier's Story (1984) and Places in the Heart (1984).
4Studios are like flies - they'll both eat honey or shit with equal enthusiasm.
5You have to believe.
1Uncle of Paul Zaentz.
2Sold Fantasy Records to Concord Records.
3Producing the Musical version of "Lord of the Rings" to open in London in the Spring of 2005. This will be the most expensive and complex stage show ever staged anywhere in the world. [March 2004]
4In order to light all the opera house chandeliers in Amadeus (1984), Zaentz contacted the Vatican's candlemaker, who agreed to supply the production with the thousands of candles necessary for the scene.
5Former owner of Fantasy Records who used its profits to finance his films.


Goya's Ghosts2006producer
The English Patient1996producer
At Play in the Fields of the Lord1991producer
The Unbearable Lightness of Being1988producer
The Mosquito Coast1986executive producer
The Lord of the Rings1978producer
Three Warriors1977producer
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1975producer

Sound Department

Independent Lens2006TV Series documentary sound mixer - 1 episode
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow2002TV Series documentary sound mixer - 4 episodes
Kid1993Short sound: provider


The Ride2008ShortSpecial Appearance as Himself
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1975Captain on Shore (uncredited)


Visions of Light1992Documentary archive source
Amadeus1984supervisor - 2002 director's cut


Edición Especial Coleccionista2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Jambareeqi Reviews2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Fog City Mavericks2007Documentary special thanks
Murch: Walter Murch on Editing2007Documentary many thanks
The Ballad of Jack and Rose2005thanks
A Home at the End of the World2004special thanks
The Making of 'Amadeus'2002Video documentary thanks
Completely Cuckoo1997Video documentary special thanks
In the Shadow of the Stars1991Documentary special thanks


Milos Forman: Co te nezabije...2009DocumentaryHimself
Fog City Mavericks2007DocumentaryHimself
Emotional History: The Making of 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being'2006Video documentary shortHimself
HypaSpace2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Amadeus'2002Video documentaryHimself - Producer
The South Bank Show1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Completely Cuckoo1997Video documentaryHimself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Thalberg Award and Best Picture
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Picture
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Motion Picture Drama
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards1976TV Special documentaryHimself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Picture

Archive Footage

The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Producer (In Memoriam)
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hello, He Lied & Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2005Special Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USAFor producing.
2004Lifetime Achievement AwardFilm by the Sea International Film Festival
2003Academy FellowshipBAFTA Awards
1998Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year AwardAmerican Cinema Editors, USA
1998Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World CinemaKarlovy Vary International Film Festival
1997OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe English Patient (1996)
1997Irving G. Thalberg Memorial AwardAcademy Awards, USA
1997BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmThe English Patient (1996)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureThe English Patient (1996)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Drama PictureThe English Patient (1996)
1997PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesThe English Patient (1996)
1997Vision AwardPGA AwardsTheatrical Motion PicturesThe English Patient (1996)
1994Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion PicturesPGA Awards
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureAmadeus (1984)
1976OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Nominated Awards

1997Best Foreign Film AwardAustralian Film InstituteThe English Patient (1996)
1997European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean Film of the YearThe English Patient (1996)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Motion Picture, DramaThe English Patient (1996)
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmAmadeus (1984)

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