Hollywood Legend Dick Zanuck Dead At 77

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July 13, 2012 | 5:06pm EST

Movie legend Richard Zanuck has died from a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles.
The revered Hollywood producer behind movie hits like Jaws and Alice in Wonderland passed away on Friday morning, aged 77.
The son of movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, he began his Hollywood career as a producer in the late 1950s and was an uncredited executive on film hits The Sound of Music and The Sting.
Zanuck also produced classics The Eiger Sanction, The Black Windmill, The Sugarland Express, Cocoon and Driving Miss Daisy, which won him an Oscar and a Producers Guild Award in 1990.
He went on to produce the Academy Awards telecast in 2000, just before embarking on a long-standing collaboration with director Tim Burton.
Zanuck’s association with the filmmaker began with 2001’s Planet of the Apes and he went on to produce Burton’s films Big Fish, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and this year’s Dark Shadows.
His final film, Hidden, is currently in pre-production.
Among his many honors, Zanuck was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Oscars in 1991 and the Producers Guild of America’s David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.