Dean Zanuck

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Dean Zanuck
Born Dean Francis Zanuck
(1972-08-11) August 11, 1972 (age 44)
Los Angeles
Nationality American
Education Harvard-Westlake School
Alma mater University of Colorado Boulder
Occupation motion picture production executive and producer
Years active 1995–present
Notable work Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Road to Perdition, Get Low
Spouse(s) Marisa
Children 1 son (Jack) 1 daughter (Darryl)

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.[2] In 2002 he formed a new division, Zanuck Independent, specifically for the development and production of independent movies.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Zanuck is married to Marisa Zanuck, a real estate agent who is featured on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a reality TV series on Bravo.[2][4] The Zanucks live in Beverly Hills, California.[4] They have one son, Jack, and a daughter, Darryl.[4]


As a production executive[edit]

As a producer[edit]