Celebrated French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière dies aged 89

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Prolific French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, whose celebrated work includes Cyrano de Bergerac, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Tin Drum, and The Return of Martin Guerreand, who was awarded an honorary Oscar for his life’s work of around 80 screenplays and who also won acclaim as an actor, has died at his Paris home aged 89.

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Celebrated French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, who penned some of the most memorable movies of the past half-century, including The Tin Drum and Cyrano de Bergerac, has died at the age of 89. Carrière, best known for his work with Luis Buñuel and Miloš Forman, died in his sleep late Monday at his home in Paris, reports The Guardian.