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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), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Superman (1978). See full bio »

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The Late Show
Sat, Jul 31 3:15 PM PDT on TCM (631)
Feast of Love
Tue, Aug 10 11:30 PM PDT on HBOSIG (520)

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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(1979)
(1967)
Superman Writer
(1978)
(1984)

Filmography

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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)
 1975 It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (TV Movie) (based on libretto 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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Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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2 Interviews | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Movies 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. See more »

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Directed 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. See more »

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