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Robert Douglas Benton (born September 29, 1932) is an American screenwriter and film director. He won the Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and won a third Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Places in the Heart (1984).Benton also garnered three additional Oscar nominations: two for Best Original Screenplay for both Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and The Late Show (1977) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Nobody's Fool (1994).He has also directed Twilight (1998) and Feast of Love (2007) and co-wrote the screenplays for Superman (1978) and The Ice Harvest (2005). Benton usually collaborates with novelist/screenwriter Richard Russo.
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Date Of BirthSeptember 29, 1932
Place Of BirthWaxahachie, Texas, United States
ProfessionWriter, Director, Producer
EducationColumbia University, University of Texas at Austin
ParentsDorothy Benton, Ellery Douglass Benton
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Director
Star SignLibra
#Quote
1I'd like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent, simply by virtue of her sex.
2Movies without meaningful dialogue play well all over the world. The Apostle is probably the best movie of the year, but it won't do squat in Korea.
3Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors.
4My education was an education by movies.
5I was dyslexic before anybody knew what dyslexia was. I was called 'slow'. It's an awful feeling to think of yourself as 'slow' - it's horrible.
6In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children.
7My next film is always shaped by the last one... by the things I feel I didn't get right, or the things I like and want to try to develop further, but it always comes out of the last picture.
#Fact
1Benton collaborates frequently with novelist and screenwriter Richard Russo. Russo dedicated his Pulitzer Prize winning novel Empire Falls to Benton.
2Dated feminist Gloria Steinem during the 1960s.
3Benton's longtime friend and University of Texas classmate was gossip columnist Liz Smith.
4Directed 8 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Sally Field, John Malkovich, Lindsay Crouse and Paul Newman. Hoffman, Streep and Field won Oscars for their performances in one of Benton's movies.
5When Benton first moved to New York to attend Columbia University, he shared an apartment in a Turtle Bay brownstone directly opposite 244 East 49th Street, a four-story brownstone that had been home to Katharine Hepburn for decades. One winter morning, Benton had the rare privilege of observing Hepburn kiss Spencer Tracy goodbye at her front door, before he was whisked off in a waiting limousine
6Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 93-99. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
7Got the idea for his Bonnie and Clyde (1967) script from his father who had actually attended the separate funerals of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
8Benton's father had two brothers, both of whom were murdered

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
North of Cheyennescreenplay announced
The Ice Harvest2005screenplay
Twilight1998written by
Nobody's Fool1994screenplay
Nadine1987written by
Places in the Heart1984written by
Still of the Night1982screenplay / story
Kramer vs. Kramer1979written for the screen by
Superman1978screenplay
The Late Show1977written by
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman!1975TV Movie play
Bad Company1972written by
Oh! Calcutta!1972contributions
What's Up, Doc?1972screenplay
There Was a Crooked Man...1970written by
Bonnie and Clyde1967written by

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Feast of Love2007
The Human Stain2003
Twilight1998
Nobody's Fool1994
Billy Bathgate1991
Nadine1987
Places in the Heart1984
Still of the Night1982
Kramer vs. Kramer1979
The Late Show1977
Bad Company1972
A Texas Romance, 19091964Short

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ice Harvest2005executive producer
The House on Carroll Street1988executive producer
A Texas Romance, 19091964Short producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Congo the Movie: Descent Into Zinj1995Video GameVoice of Jack (voice)

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Texas Romance, 19091964Short painter: paintings

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making the Boys2011Documentary archival source: The Fantasticks Original Cast Photographs

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alex of Venice2014special thanks
The Windmill Movie2008Documentary special thanks
François Truffaut: Portraits volés1993Documentary thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Revolution! The Making of 'Bonnie and Clyde'2008Video documentaryHimself
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman2006Video documentaryHimself
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Finding the Truth: The Making of 'Kramer vs. Kramer'2001Video documentaryHimself
Bravo Profiles2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Magic Time for Piotr1998TV Short documentaryHimself
The 47th Annual Writers Guild Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Homeward Bound1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Great Day in Harlem1994DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Inside the Actors Studio1994TV SeriesHimself
Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinema 31987TV SeriesHimself
Moving Image Salutes Elia Kazan1987TV MovieHimself
Moving Image Salutes Sidney Lumet1985TV MovieHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay & Nominee: Best Director
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Godard Made in USA2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Film Director
Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film2008TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2007Laurel Award for Screen Writing AchievementWriters Guild of America, USA
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardChicago International Film Festival
2000Joseph L. Mankiewicz Excellence in Filmmaking AwardDirector's View Film Festival
1994Distinguished Achievement AwardHamptons International Film Festival
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenPlaces in the Heart (1984)
1985Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest DirectorPlaces in the Heart (1984)
1985OCIC AwardBerlin International Film FestivalCompetitionPlaces in the Heart (1984)
1984NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayPlaces in the Heart (1984)
1984People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalPlaces in the Heart (1984)
1981Blue Ribbon AwardBlue Ribbon AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1981Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1981Readers' Choice AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1981Muse AwardNew York Women in Film & Television
1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1980DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1980Hochi Film AwardHochi Film AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1980NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1980WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Drama Adapted from Another MediumKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1979HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationSuperman (1978)
1979KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1979LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1979LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1978EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureThe Late Show (1977)
1973WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Written Directly for the ScreenWhat's Up, Doc? (1972)
1968NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayBonnie and Clyde (1967)
1968WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American DramaBonnie and Clyde (1967)
1968WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American Original ScreenplayBonnie and Clyde (1967)
1967NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayBonnie and Clyde (1967)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2006EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion Picture ScreenplayThe Ice Harvest (2005)
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedNobody's Fool (1994)
1995Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalNobody's Fool (1994)
1995Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeFeature Film CategoryNobody's Fool (1994)
1995USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardNobody's Fool (1994)
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorPlaces in the Heart (1984)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PicturePlaces in the Heart (1984)
1985Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalPlaces in the Heart (1984)
1985DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesPlaces in the Heart (1984)
1985WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenPlaces in the Heart (1984)
1983EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureStill of the Night (1982)
1981BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1981BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ScreenplayKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1981CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureKramer vs. Kramer (1979)
1979WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Adapted from Another MediumSuperman (1978)
1978OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenThe Late Show (1977)
1978WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Drama Written Directly for the ScreenThe Late Show (1977)
1977Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalThe Late Show (1977)
1973WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Drama Written Directly for the ScreenBad Company (1972)
1968OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the ScreenBonnie and Clyde (1967)
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest ScreenplayBonnie and Clyde (1967)

2nd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1979NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorKramer vs. Kramer (1979)

3rd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1980NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayKramer vs. Kramer (1979)

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