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Jerry Zucker

Jerry Zucker began his career in collaboration with his brother, David, and Jim Abrahams when they formed their production company known as ZAZ. The team wrote and directed the comedy classics "Airplane!" and "Top Secret!" They also directed the comedy "Ruthless People" starring Bette Midler and Danny De Vito, and produced and wrote the cult favorite "Kentucky Fried Movie." They created the acclaimed television series "Police Squad!" and the popular feature "The Naked Gun" starring Leslie Nielsen. Jerry also directed the box-office hit "Ghost," starring Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, and Patrick Swayze and "First Knight" starring Sean Connery, Richard Gere, and Julia Ormond, as well as the comedy "Rat Race," with Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jon Lovitz. Also a producer, Zucker’s body of work includes "A Walk in the Clouds" starring Keanu Reeves; "My Life" starring Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman; the romantic comedy "My Best Friend’s Wedding," featuring Julia Roberts; and "Fair Game" starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.