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Oscars quiz: Who wrote the most best-picture winners?

January 24, 2009 | 10:48 am

Two people penned the screenplays to the most best-picture champs at the Academy Awards: three. One of them was Francis Ford Coppola: "Patton" (1970), "The Godfather" (1972), "The Godfather, Part II" (1974). Who was the other? See the answer here!


ANSWER: c.) Alan Jay Lerner wrote the screenplays to three Oscar best-picture winners: "An American in Paris" (1952), "Gigi" (1959) and "My Fair Lady" (1964). He only won Oscars for two of those scripts: "An American in Paris" and "Gigi." "My Fair Lady" lost the race for best adapted screenplay to "Becket" by Edward Anhalt.


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