April 12, 1927|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Joan Camden (1953-1975; divorced)|
Laura Ziskin (2010-2011; her death)
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).
Life and career
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.
- Gambit (with Jack Davies) (1966)
- The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
- The Stalking Moon (with Wendell Mayes) (1969)
- I Walk the Line (1970)
- The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
- Paper Moon (1973)
- Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
- A Star Is Born (1976) (uncredited)
- Julia (1977)
- Bobby Deerfield (1977)
- Straight Time (with Jeffrey Boam) (1978)
- Ordinary People (1980)
- Nuts (with Tom Topor and Daryl Ponicsan) (1987)
- Dominick and Eugene (1988)
- White Palace (with Ted Tally) (1990)
- Other People's Money (1991)
- What About Bob? (with Laura Ziskin) (1991) (Story Only)
- Hero (with Laura Ziskin and David Webb Peoples) (1992) (Story Only)
- Bogus (1996)
- Anywhere but Here (1999)
- Unfaithful (with William Broyles Jr.) (2002)
- Spider-Man (2002) (uncredited)
- Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- Spider-Man 3 (with Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi) (2007)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (with James Vanderbilt and Steve Kloves) (2012)
- Pener, Degen. "'Spider-Man' Producer Laura Ziskin's Santa Monica House Hits the Market". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 August 2012.