Richard D. Zanuck, one of Hollywood's most famous film producers, has died aged 77, according to a report by the
He passed away in his Beverly Hills home. Zanuck came from celebrated Hollywood stock (his father was 20th Century Fox boss Darryl F. Zanuck), but produced so many iconic films throughout his career that he easily established a name for himself in his own right.
Among Zanuck's biggest hits were
The Sound Of Music
, and Steven Spielberg's industry-redefining
He went on to back
, before scoring an Oscar for
Driving Miss Daisy
The latter part of his career was to be defined by collaborations with Tim Burton, beginning with the unpopular
Planet Of The Apes
reimagining, but went on to include
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Alice In Wonderland
, and finally,
Zanuck was survived by his wife, two sons, and nine grandchildren. Our thoughts go out to them.