Robert Benton

Film director

1932 –

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Who is Robert Benton?

Robert Douglas Benton is an American screenwriter and film director. He won the Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director for Kramer vs. Kramer and won a third Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Places in the Heart.

Benton also garnered three additional Oscar nominations: two for Best Original Screenplay for both Bonnie and Clyde and The Late Show and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Nobody's Fool.

He has also directed Twilight and Feast of Love and co-wrote the screenplays for Superman and The Ice Harvest. Benton usually collaborates with novelist/screenwriter Richard Russo.

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Born
Sep 29, 1932
Waxahachie
Also known as
  • Robert Douglas Benton
Parents
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • University of Texas at Austin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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