Saul Zaentz

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Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Saul Zaentz learned gambling as a youth in Passaic, New Jersey, playing a card game called briscola. Later, in his twenties, he earned a full-time living as a gambler.

Saul settled in San Francisco after WWII, at first working for a local record distributor and eventually joining the jazz record label Fantasy Records. Working as a salesman and manager for years at Fantasy taught him the value of good relationships with vendors and distributors. This approach greatly affected his approach to the movie business.

Saul and a group of partners bought Fantasy Records in 1967. Read more...


Character: Captain on Shore

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975

Character: Himself - Producer

The Oscars 2014

Character: Himself

The South Bank Show 1978

Character: Himself - Winner: Best Picture

The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976

Character: Himself - Winner: Best Picture

The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985