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Alvin Sargent (April 12, 1927 - May 9, 2019) was an American screenwriter. He has won two Academy Awards in 1978 and 1981 for his screenplays of Julia and Ordinary People. His most popular contribution has been being involved in the writing of most of the films in Sony's Spider-Man film series (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first exception to this).

Sargent was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1945. As of 2006, he is one of 35 alumni to be on the school's Wall of Fame.

Sargent began writing for television in 1953 and through the 1960s he scripted episodes for Route 66, Ben Casey and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. He collaborated on his first screenplay for a motion picture in 1966 and gained recognition for I Walk the Line and Paper Moon for which he won the WGA Award for Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium and was nominated for an Academy Award. He won the Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay in 1978 for the film Julia and again in 1981 for Ordinary People. He collaborated on the 2004 screenplay for Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 released in 2007.

He had a longtime relationship with producer Laura Ziskin; they were married from 2010 until her death in 2011. His brother was writer and producer Herb Sargent.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alvin Sargent (April 12, 1927 - May 9, 2019) was an American screenwriter. He has won two Academy Awards in 1978 and 1981 for his screenplays of Julia and Ordinary People. His most popular contribution has been being involved in the writing of most of the films in Sony's Spider-Man film series (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first exception to this).

Sargent was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1945. As of 2006, he is one of 35 alumni to be on the school's Wall of Fame.

Sargent began writing for television in 1953 and through the 1960s he scripted episodes for Route 66, Ben Casey and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. He collaborated on his first screenplay for a motion picture in 1966 and gained recognition for I Walk the Line and Paper Moon for which he won the WGA Award for Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium and was nominated for an Academy Award. He won the Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay in 1978 for the film Julia and again in 1981 for Ordinary People. He collaborated on the 2004 screenplay for Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 released in 2007.

He had a longtime relationship with producer Laura Ziskin; they were married from 2010 until her death in 2011. His brother was writer and producer Herb Sargent.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1927-04-12

Day of Death 2019-05-09

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Screenplay
2007 Spider-Man 3 Screenplay
2004 Spider-Man 2 Screenplay
2002 Unfaithful Screenplay
1999 Anywhere But Here Writer
1996 Bogus Screenplay
1991 Other People's Money Screenplay
1990 White Palace Screenplay
1988 Dominick and Eugene Writer
1987 Nuts Screenplay
1980 Ordinary People Screenplay
1978 Straight Time Screenplay
1977 Julia Screenplay
1977 Bobby Deerfield Screenplay
1973 Paper Moon Screenplay
1973 Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing Screenplay
1972 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Screenplay
1972 Footsteps Writer
1971 The Impatient Heart Writer
1970 I Walk the Line Writer
1969 The Sterile Cuckoo Screenplay
1968 The Stalking Moon Screenplay
1966 Gambit Screenplay

Acting

1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

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