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Alvin Sargent

Alvin Sargent was born on April 12, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Alvin Supowitz. He is known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). He was previously married to Laura Ziskin and Joan Camden. See full bio »
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 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man (screenplay)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (screenplay)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (screenplay)
 2002 Unfaithful (screenplay)
 1999 Anywhere But Here (screenplay)
 1996 Bogus (screenplay)
 1992/I Hero (story)
 1991 Other People's Money (screenplay)
 1991 What About Bob? (story)
 1990 White Palace (screenplay)
 1988 Dominick and Eugene (writer)
 1987 Nuts (screenplay)
 1980 Ordinary People (screenplay)
 1978 Straight Time (screenplay)
 1977 Julia (screenplay)
 1977 Bobby Deerfield (screenplay)
 1976 A Star Is Born (uncredited)
 1973 Paper Moon (screenplay)
 1970 I Walk the Line (screenplay)
 1969 The Sterile Cuckoo (screenplay)
 1968 The Stalking Moon (screenplay)
 1966 Gambit (screenplay)
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Did an uncredited rewrite for Spider-Man (2002), as a favor to his wife, one of the film's producers, Laura Ziskin.

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When I die, I'm going to have written on my tombstone, 'Finally, a plot'.


Ex-brother-in-law of Geraldine Brooks and Norma Crane. See more »

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