Jeremy Larner

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Jeremy Larner (born March 20, 1937) is an author, poet, journalist and speechwriter. He won an Academy Award in 1972 for Best Original Screenplay, for writing The Candidate.


Jeremy Larner grew up in Indiana, in the quiet but violent '50's, and had some playground rep as a basketball player in Indianapolis, where he encountered Oscar Robertson and other future stars ... more »

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  • ''The polls say we are within three points. We haven't made many converts, but we sure have made a lot of undecided.''
    Jeremy Larner, U.S. screenwriter. Lucas (Peter Boyle), The Candidate, addressing campaign workers (1972).
  • ''For some people, their idea of getting tough is longer suspended sentences.''
    Jeremy Larner, U.S. screenwriter. Senator Crocker Jarman (Don Porter), The Candidate, conservative senatorial candidate talking about crime (1972).
  • ''He's a man who shoots from the hip. And a man who's hip when he shoots.''
    Jeremy Larner, U.S. screenwriter. Banquet master of ceremonies (Pat Harrington, Jr.), The Candidate, introducing Senate candidate Bill McKay (Robert R...
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