Saul Zaentz, known for producing intelligent, award-winning adaptations of novels, died on Friday at his San Francisco home. He was 92. Zaentz had won Best Picture Academy Awards three times over the years—for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, and The English Patient—and was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1996. Other films he produced included Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 animated version of The Lord of the Rings, Peter Weir’s The Mosquito Coast, and the Daniel Day-Lewis-starring adaptation of The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz dies at 92
- Robert Downey Jr. on 'Iron Man': 'Why give up the belt?'
- 'Covert Affairs': Chris Gorham on latest for Auggie
- Summer sleepers: 14 unexpected movie hits
- 'Pretty Little Liars' recap: 'The Silence of E. Lamb'
- Prince George: We know THAT look...
- 'Walking Dead': Carol, Judith, Rick in 2 new pics
- 'Arrow': 'We believe in accelerated storytelling'
- Chris Harrison's 'Bachelorette' blog: 'Men Tell All'
Top 5 Most Read
- 'The Walking Dead': See Carol, Judith and Rick in exclusive new season 5 images
- Robert Downey Jr. on 'Iron Man 4': 'Why give up the belt?'
- 'Arrow' producer reveals details of season 3's Big Bad and 'Flash' crossover episode
- Why 'Rocky IV' is the best fight -- Ever!
- Every 'The Simpsons' episode is going online