|Years active 1967–present|
Name Robert Benton
|Full Name Robert Douglas Benton|
Born September 29, 1932 (age 83) (1932-09-29) Waxahachie, Texas, United States
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Parents Dorothy Benton, Ellery Douglass Benton
Awards Academy Award for Best Director
Education Columbia University, University of Texas at Austin
Plays It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman
Movies Kramer vs Kramer, Feast of Love, The Human Stain, Places in the Heart, Superman
Similar People Justin Henry, Tom Mankiewicz, Jane Alexander, Alexander Salkind, Dustin Hoffman
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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).
Life and career
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. Benton has won numerous awards for both writing and directing in film. In 1959, he co-wrote the book "The IN and OUT Book" with Harvey Schmidt, published by The Viking Press. He was the art director at Esquire magazine in the early 1960s. In 2006 he appeared in the documentary Wanderlust. His wife, Sallie Benton, is an artist.