Dean Zanuck

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Dean Zanuck
BornDean Francis Zanuck
(1972-08-11) August 11, 1972 (age 46)
Los Angeles, California
EducationHarvard-Westlake School
Alma materUniversity of Colorado Boulder
OccupationMotion picture production executive and producer
Years active1995–present
Notable workSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Road to Perdition, Get Low
(m. 2002; sep. 2016)

Dean Francis Zanuck (born August 11, 1972) is an American production executive and film producer.


Early life[edit]

He was born on August 11, 1972 in Los Angeles.[1][2][3] His father was Richard D. Zanuck (1934–2012), a film producer, and his mother, Linda Melson Harrison, an actress.[2] His paternal grandfather was Darryl F. Zanuck, film producer and 20th Century Fox co-founder; his paternal grandmother was silent actress Virginia Fox (1902–1982), Darryl Zanuck's wife for fifty-five years.[2]


Zanuck has been an executive at The Zanuck Company for thirteen years[when?].[2] In 2002 he formed a new division, Zanuck Independent, specifically for the development and production of independent movies.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002 Zanuck married Marisa, a real estate agent who later featured on some episodes in 2013 of the reality TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[2][4] The Zanucks lived together in Beverly Hills, California,[4] until Marisa filed for divorce in February 2016.[5] They have one son, Jack, and a daughter, Darryl.[4]


As a production executive[edit]

As a producer[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m imdb
  2. ^ a b c d e f Harry Haun, The Grandson also rises: Dean Zanuck takes an indie path with Robert Duvall starrer 'Get Low', Film Journal International, July 19, 2010
  3. ^ Irene Lacher, The Sunday Conversation: Dean Zanuck, The Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2010
  4. ^ a b c Bravo TV: Marisa Zanuck
  5. ^ Real, Evan (2016-03-14). "Marisa Zanuck, Former 'RHOBH' Star, Files for Divorce From Husband Dean". Us Weekly.