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Robert Benton was born on September 29, 1932 in Waxahachie, Texas, USA as Robert Douglas Benton. He is a writer and director, known for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Superman (1978) and Bonnie and Clyde (1967). See full bio »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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  North of Cheyenne (screenplay) (announced)
 2005 The Ice Harvest (screenplay)
 1998 Twilight (written by)
 1994 Nobody's Fool (screenplay)
 1987 Nadine (written by)
 1984 Places in the Heart (written by)
 1982 Still of the Night (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer (written for the screen by)
 1978 Superman (screenplay)
 1977 The Late Show (written by)
 1972 Bad Company (written by)
 1972 Oh! Calcutta! (contributions)
 1972 What's Up, Doc? (screenplay)
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man... (written by)
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde (written by)
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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In 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. See more »


Benton collaborates frequently with novelist and screenwriter Richard Russo. Russo dedicated his Pulitzer Prize winning novel Empire Falls to Benton. See more »

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