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Darryl Francis Zanuck was an Academy Award-winning producer, writer, actor and director who played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors. Jesse James (1939), Grapes of Wrath (1940), Twelve O’Clock High (1949), The Longest Day (1962), Viva Zapata (1952) were just a small part of Zanuck’s production credits. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Darryl F. Zanuck has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and won three Thalberg Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. On the present-day FOX lot, movies are shown in the Zanuck Theater.