Oscar winner Alvin Sargent useless at 92


Alvin Sargent, the Oscar successful author of Julia and Atypical Individuals, who additionally scribed a number of Spider-Man movies, has died on the age of 92.

Sargent might be largely remembered by fashionable audiences for scribing 2004’s Spider-Man 2 and 2007’s Spider-Man 3, in addition to rewriting The Wonderful Spider-Man.

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Nonetheless, his abilities as a screenwriter have been recognised lengthy earlier than then. Sargent truly bought his begin on tv, writing his first episodes in 1953 after which finally engaged on Route 66 and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

It wasn’t till 1966 that Sargent moved to the large display, writing Gambit for Michael Caine. Over the following few years he added I Stroll The Line, with Gregory Peck, the Paul Newman directed The Impact Of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds, and Peter Bogdanovich’s criminally under-rated Paper Moon to his CV.

Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man

After finishing an uncredited re-write on 1976’s A Star Is Born Sargent earned his first Oscar for Julia, claiming the Finest Tailored Screenplay gong, whereas Vanessa Redgrave and Jason Robards picked up the Finest Supporting Academy Awards.

Sargent solely needed to wait 4 years for his subsequent Oscar, choosing up the Tailored Screenplay award once more for Atypical Individuals, which additionally noticed Robert Redford decide up the Finest Director and Timothy Hutton the Finest Supporting Actor gongs, whereas additionally strolling away with the Finest Image prize, too.

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After that Sargent’s most distinguished work got here on the flip of the century, as he wrote 2002’s Untrue in the identical 12 months he did one other uncredited rewrite, this time for Spider-Man. His final three credit have been for its two direct sequels and Andrew Garfield’s debut because the character.

Sargent reportedly handed away resulting from pure causes at his dwelling in Seattle earlier this week.


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