Lili Fini Zanuck (United States)

Lili Fini Zanuck was born on April 2, 1954 in Leominster, Massachusetts, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Cocoon (1985) and Reign of Fire (2002).

Her first film with a producing title was the 1985 critical and commercial hit Cocoon which went on to win two Academy Awards and earned the Zanucks and David Brown the title Producer of the Year by the National Association of Theater Owners.

In 1988, Zanuck and her husband formed The Zanuck Company. The first film they produced was Driving Miss Daisy (1989) which went on to win four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, as well as winning Best Picture of the Year (Best Musical of Comedy) by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the National Board of Review.

Zanuck has also co-produced a number of films including Mulholland Falls, True Crime and Reign of Fire.

Most recently Zanuck directed the documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017 before airing on SHOWTIME in February 2018. The film and Zanuck were Grammy nominated in the category of Best Music Film.


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