Saul died Friday, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
His nephew Paul Zaentz confirmed the news. He said: "He was an extraordinary man. He had a lot of guts, a lot of integrity."
Saul began his career as a music producer, before turning to filmmaking at the age of 50.
He won three Academy awards for his films, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), "Amadeus" (1984) and "The English Patient" (1996).
--IANS (Posted on 05-01-2014)