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Alvin Sargent, Oscar-winning screenwriter, dies at 92

Oscar-winning screenwriter Alvin Sargent, who wrote the screenplay for two Spider-Man films, has died. Sargent was 92.

The famed screenwriter died of natural causes at his home in Seattle on Thursday, reported BBC.

Sargent won Oscar twice for Julia, Holocaust drama in 1977 and for Ordinary People, 1980 film about a family that deals with bereavement. He was also nominated for Paper Moon, a comedy film in 1974.

He wrote the screenplays for Spider-Man films series in the 2000s for the director Sam Raimi. In 2012, he did a rewrite for a series reboot The Amazing Spider-Man.

Sargent started his career writing for television and then moved to the big screen in 1966 with a comedy film Gambit, starring Michael Caine.

Amidst the death news of Spider-Man writer, condolences poured in from bigwigs of Hollywood.

The producer Craig Mazin wrote Sargent as the “patron saint of unpigeonholeable screenwriters” and added, “Good night, sir.”

American author, Mark Harris paid homage to the famed writer saying Sargent was “an exemplary screenwriter. Paper Moon, Ordinary People and Spider-Man 2 are all, in their very different ways, master classes – tone-perfect, impeccably structured, witty, human, worth visiting and revisiting.”

 

Samra Mazhar

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