Saul Zaentzￂﾠ(/ￋﾈzￃﾦnts/; February 28, 1921ￂﾠ￢ﾀﾓ January 3, 2014) was an American film producer and former record company executive. He won theￂﾠAcademy AwardￂﾠforￂﾠBest Pictureￂﾠthree times and in 1996 was awarded theￂﾠIrving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
Zaentz's film production career was marked by a dedication to the adaptation of the novel. A prolific reader, Zaentz typically did not produce original screenplays. His final production,ￂﾠGoya's Ghosts, was an exception, being an original story byￂﾠJean-Claude CarriￃﾨreandￂﾠMiloￅﾡ Forman.
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