Alvin Sargent - Award Winning Screenwriter

Alvin Sargent - Upper Darby
Alvin Sargent is an American screenwriter who was born in 1927 in Philadelphia and graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1945.

Sargent began writing scripts for television in the 1950s for episodes of Route 66, Ben Casey and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. In 1970s he gained recognition for a collaborative screenplay for  I Walk the Line starring Gregory Peck and Tuesday Weld. Then in 1973 he won the WGA Award for Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Source for Paper Moon starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neill. In 1978 he won an Academy Award for the film Julia and another in 1981 for Ordinary People directed by Robert Redford.

His career has spanned 6 decades. In 2002 he collaborated with William Broyles Jr. on the film Unfatithful, and he has worked on all of the Spider-Man films including The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in 2012.