Dean Zanuck

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

Dean Zanuck
Zanuck promoting The Zero Theorem, July 18, 2013 Cropped.jpg
Zanuck in 2013
Dean Francis Zanuck

(1972-08-11) August 11, 1972 (age 48)
EducationHarvard-Westlake School
Alma materUniversity of Colorado Boulder
OccupationMotion picture production executive and producer
Years active1995–present
Notable work
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Road to Perdition, Get Low
Marisa Zanuck
(m. 2002; sep. 2016)
Parent(s)Richard D. Zanuck (father)
Linda Melson Harrison (mother)
RelativesDarryl F. Zanuck (grandfather)
Virginia Fox (grandmother)


Early lifeEdit

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 twenty years[when?].[2] During his tenure, he expanded the company, adding two new divisions: Zanuck Independent, for the development and production of independent movies, and Zanuck Family Entertainment, dedicated to the development and production of family films and multi-platform content.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2002 Zanuck married Marisa, a real estate agent who was featured on the reality TV series episodes in 2013. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[2][4] The Zanucks lived together in Beverly Hills, California,[4] until their divorce in February 2016.

[5] They have one son, Jack, and a daughter, Darryl.[4]


He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit Notes Ref.
2002 Road to Perdition Producer
Reign of Fire Co-producer
2009 Get Low Producer
2010 Tontine Direct-to-video
2013 The Zero Theorem Producer
2017 Voice from the Stone Producer
Namibia Announced
The Man Who Saved Paris Announced
Miscellaneous crew
Year Film Notes Ref.
1995 Apollo 13 Office production assistant
Wild Bill Production assistant
1996 Mulholland Falls Production office assistant
1998 Deep Impact Production executive
1999 True Crime Production executive
2000 Rules of Engagement Production executive
2001 Planet of the Apes Production executive
2003 Big Fish Production executive
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Production executive
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Production executive
2008 Yes Man Production executive
2010 Alice in Wonderland Production executive
2012 Dark Shadows Production executive
Year Film Notes
2010 The Lost Tribe Very special thanks


Year Title Credit Notes Ref.
2004 Dead Lawyers Executive producer Television film


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o 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' Archived December 10, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, 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". Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  5. ^ Real, Evan (March 14, 2016). "Marisa Zanuck, Former 'RHOBH' Star, Files for Divorce From Husband Dean". Us Weekly.