Biography

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Robert Douglas Benton (born September 29, 1932) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Benton was born in Waxahachie, Texas, the son of Dorothy (née Spaulding) and Ellery Douglass Benton, a telephone company employee. He attended the University of Texas and Columbia University.[1] Benton has enjoyed a highly successful career in film, winning numerous prestigious awards for both writing and directing. He was also the art director at Esquire magazine in the early 1960s. In 2006, he appeared in the documentary Wanderlust, as did a number of other well-known people.

Benton's family originally hailed from Northumberland in Great Britain, where the Bentons held a seat long before the Norman Conquest. Many family members settled in America, including Abigail and Isabel Benton, who settled in Virginia in 1642; George Benton, who settled in Barbados in 1669; and Robert Benton, who settled in Virginia in 1635. Benton was once a noble family, but they became commoners after the Norman invasion. Robert Benton still has relatives living in England who trace their origins to the seventeenth century. Other prominent Bentons include: Thomas Hart Benton and William Burnett Benton.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Benton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Robert Douglas Benton (born September 29, 1932) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Benton was born in Waxahachie, Texas, the son of Dorothy (née Spaulding) and Ellery Douglass Benton, a telephone company employee. He attended the University of Texas and Columbia University.[1] Benton has enjoyed a highly successful career in film, winning numerous prestigious awards for both writing and directing. He was also the art director at Esquire magazine in the early 1960s. In 2006, he appeared in the documentary Wanderlust, as did a number of other well-known people.

Benton's family originally hailed from Northumberland in Great Britain, where the Bentons held a seat long before the Norman Conquest. Many family members settled in America, including Abigail and Isabel Benton, who settled in Virginia in 1642; George Benton, who settled in Barbados in 1669; and Robert Benton, who settled in Virginia in 1635. Benton was once a noble family, but they became commoners after the Norman invasion. Robert Benton still has relatives living in England who trace their origins to the seventeenth century. Other prominent Bentons include: Thomas Hart Benton and William Burnett Benton.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Benton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1932-09-29

Place of Birth Waxahachie, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1998 TwilightWriter
1994 Nobody's FoolScreenplay
1987 NadineWriter
1984 Places in the HeartAuthor
1982 Still of the NightStory
1982 Still of the NightScreenplay
1979 Kramer vs. KramerScreenplay
1978 SupermanScreenplay
1977 The Late ShowScreenplay
1972 Bad CompanyWriter
1972 What's Up, Doc?Screenplay
1970 There Was a Crooked Man...Writer
1967 Bonnie and ClydeScreenplay

Directing

2007 Feast of LoveDirector
2003 The Human StainDirector
1998 TwilightDirector
1994 Nobody's FoolDirector
1991 Billy BathgateDirector
1987 NadineDirector
1984 Places in the HeartDirector
1982 Still of the NightDirector
1979 Kramer vs. KramerDirector
1977 The Late ShowDirector
1972 Bad CompanyDirector

Acting

2008 Revolution! The Making of 'Bonnie and Clyde' as Himself
2008 Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film
2006 You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman(5 episodes) as Himself
2006 You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman as Himself
2006 Wanderlust as Himself
1946 Death Valley as Duke

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