|Born||1949 (age 67–68)
Zanetti was born in Córdoba. After travelling to Europe in the mid 60's and meeting Pier Paolo Pasolini, he participated in the latter's film version of Medea. After his father died, he returned to his country to help his family. He became involved in the cinema of Argentina, and provided set designs for Mario Sábato's The Power of Darkness (1979), for which he won a Moscow Film Festival Award for Design, and Alejandro Doria's Los Pasajeros del jardín (1982).
During the Malvinas/Falklands War he relocated to Los Angeles, and began a career in Hollywood working as the production designer for Wayne Wang in Slam Dance (1987). Zanetti created set designs for Some Girls (1988), for which he won a Toronto Festival of Festivals Design Award, Flatliners (1990), Last Action Hero (1993), Soapdish (1991), and Restoration (1995), for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Art Direction. He also designed set for What Dreams May Come (1998), The Haunting (1999), Alfonso Arau's Zapata: El sueño de un héroe (2004), and Roland Joffé's There Be Dragons (2011), among others. He returned to Argentine film in 2008, when he joined the production of Jorge Rodríguez's Árbol de fuego. Ultimately, Árbol de fuego was not made into a film.
Zanetti's more than 40 theater and opera productions in Europe and South America include: A Masked Ball and Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, and Madama Butterfly and Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. He also had a successful career as Director of Musicals, receiving the Thalia Award (equivalent to the Tony Award) in Argentina for his local productions of They're Playing Our Song, Chicago and Dracula as a director, and the same award for his adaptation of Philippa Gregory's The White Queen. He also earned a Star of the Sea Award for The Cherry Orchard, Chapter Two, Company, and Peer Gynt.
Eugenio Zanetti -Production designer:
Tall Tale (film) 1995
Last Action Hero 1993
Eugenio Zanetti -Director=
- Eugenio Zanetti, beyond the Oscar Negro & White (Spanish)
- Clarín (11 Nov 1996) (Spanish)
- "The 68th Academy Awards (1996) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
- Grupo Payne: Se filmará en la provincia una super producción (Spanish)