oscars_47_Jorge Semprun

Jorge Semprún, a Spanish writer and politician who lived in France most of his life and wrote primarily in French, earned the first of his two Academy Award nominations for penning La guerre est finie, a French drama about a leftist in Franco's Spain. He followed up his Best Original Screenplay nod with a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for penning the French-language political thriller Z with the film’s director Costa-Gavras.

Best Original Screenplay, La guerre est finie (The War is Over), 40th Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay, Z, 42nd Academy Awards, Nominated

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