Robert Benton

Robert Benton

Infobox actor


name = Robert Benton
birthname = Robert Douglas Benton
birthdate = birth date and age|1932|9|29
location = Waxahachie, Texas
occupation = director, screenwriter, producer
yearsactive = 1967 - present
academyawards = Best Director
1979 "Kramer vs. Kramer"
Best Adapted Screenplay
1979 "Kramer vs. Kramer"
Best Original Screenplay
1984 "Places in the Heart"
goldenglobeawards = Best Screenplay
1980 "Kramer vs. Kramer"
awards = NYFCC Award for Best Screenplay
1967 "Bonnie and Clyde"
1984 "Places in the Heart"
Silver Berlin Bear for Best Director
1984 "Places in the Heart"

Robert Benton (born September 29, 1932 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American, Academy Award winning screenwriter and film director.

He 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.

Filmography

Directing

*"Bad Company" (1972)
*"The Late Show" (1977)
*"Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979)
*"Still of the Night" (1982) starring Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep and Jessica Tandy
*"Places in the Heart" (1984)
*"Nadine" (1987) starring Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Rip Torn
*"Billy Bathgate" (1991)
*"Nobody's Fool" (1994)
*"Twilight" (1998)
*"The Human Stain" (2003)
*"Feast of Love" (2007, based on the novel by Charles Baxter) - starring Radha Mitchell, Fred Ward

Writing

*"It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" (1966)
*"Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) - directed by Arthur Penn
*"There Was a Crooked Man..." (1970) - directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
*"What's Up, Doc?" (1972) - directed by Peter Bogdanovich
*"Oh! Calcutta!" (1972, contribution) - directed by Jacques Levy
*"Bad Company" (1972)
*"The Late Show" (1977)
*"Superman" (1978) - directed by Richard Donner
*"Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979)
*"Still of the Night" (1982)
*"Places in the Heart" (1984)
*"Nadine" (1987)
*"Nobody's Fool" (1994)
*"Twilight" (1998)
*"Ice Harvest" (2005) - directed by Harold Ramis

Film Awards

Wins

* 1978 - Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for "The Late Show"
* 1980 - Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for "Kramer vs. Kramer"
* 1980 - Academy Award for Directing for "Kramer vs. Kramer"
* 1980 - Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for "Kramer vs. Kramer"
* 1980 - Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for "Kramer vs. Kramer"
* 1984 - People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival
* 1985 - Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for "Places in the Heart"

Nominations

* 1968 - Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for "Bonnie and Clyde"
* 1968 - Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for "Bonnie and Clyde"
* 1978 - Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for "The Late Show"
* 1980 - Golden Globe for Best Director - Motion Picture for "Kramer vs. Kramer"
* 1981 - César Award for Best Foreign Film for "Kramer vs. Kramer"
* 1985 - Academy Award for Directing for "Places in the Heart"
* 1980 - Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for "Places in the Heart"
* 1985 - Golden Globe for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for "Places in the Heart"
* 1995 - Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for "Nobody's Fool"

External links

* [http://www.observer.com/2007/robert-benton-s-tiny-whispers Profile of Robert Benton in "The New York Observer"]
* [http://www.realdetroitweekly.com/article_3303.shtml Robert Benton interview from Real Detroit Weekly]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000914/ Robert Benton at the Internet Movie Database]


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