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Alvin Sargent

Alvin Sargent

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Alvin Sargent (born April 12, 1927) is 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.

Alvin Sargent Movies : Filmography

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

Writing

Released: 2012  

Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3

Released: 2007 Rated: PG-13 

Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2

Released: 2004 Rated: PG-13 

Unfaithful

Unfaithful

Released: 2002 Rated:

Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here

Released: 1999 Rated: PG-13 

Bogus

Bogus

Released: 1996  

Other People's Money

Other People's Money

Released: 1991  

White Palace

White Palace

Writing

Released: 1990 Rated:

Nuts

Nuts

Writing

Released: 1987  

Ordinary People

Ordinary People

Released: 1980 Rated:

Straight Time

Straight Time

Released: 1978  

Julia

Julia

Writing

Released: 1977  

Bobby Deerfield

Bobby Deerfield

Released: 1977  

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Released: 1973  

Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

Released: 1973 Rated: PG 

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Released: 1972  

The Impatient Heart

The Impatient Heart

Writing

Released: 1971  

The Sterile Cuckoo

The Sterile Cuckoo

Released: 1969  

The Stalking Moon

The Stalking Moon

Writing

Released: 1968  

Gambit

Gambit

Released: 1966