Alvin Sargent (born April 12, 1927) is an American screenwriter. He has won two Academy Awards(R) in 1978 and 1981 for his screenplays of Julia and Ordinary People. He has been involved in the writing of all the movies to date in the . Spider-Man film series
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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 and Ben Casey . He collaborated on his first screenplay for a The Alfred Hitchcock Hour motion picture in 1966 and gained recognition for and I Walk the Line for which he won the Paper Moon 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 and again in 1981 for Julia . He collaborated on the 2004 screenplay for Ordinary People and Spider-Man 2 released in 2007. Spider-Man 3
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 [1 ] Herb Sargent.
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