Robert Benton

Robert Benton

Highest Rated: 94% The Late Show (1977)

Lowest Rated: 38% Billy Bathgate (1991)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1932

Birthplace: Waxahachie, Texas, USA

Writer-director Robert Benton began his career in the literary world. The Texas native settled in NYC and found work in various editorial capacities at ESQUIRE magazine. He also co-wrote two books with college chum Harvey Schmidt and penned a children's book as well. While working at ESQUIRE, Benton became acquainted with David Newman, another editor, and the pair formed a writing partnership that included "Extremism: A Non-Book" and the libretto for the stage musical "It's a Bird . . . It's a Plane . . . It's Superman" (1996) before they segued to features. The pair scored a huge success and garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Story and Screenplay with their first effort, "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), which director Arthur Penn put into production after it had been rejected by over a dozen producers.

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39% 55% Feast of Love Director $3.5M 2007
47% 43% The Ice Harvest Screenwriter $8.8M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight Director,
Writer
$8.6K 2003
42% 48% The Human Stain Director $5.4M 2003
60% 30% Twilight Director,
Writer
$15M 1998
91% 82% Nobody's Fool Director,
Writer
$38.3M 1994
38% 28% Billy Bathgate Director $15.5M 1991
45% 25% Nadine Director,
Writer
$5.7M 1987
89% 83% Places in the Heart Director - 1984
63% 49% Still of the Night Director,
Screenwriter
- 1982
88% 89% Kramer vs. Kramer Director,
Writer
- 1979
94% 86% Superman: The Movie Writer - 1978
94% 80% The Late Show Director - 1977
91% 89% What's Up, Doc? Screenwriter - 1972
92% 71% Bad Company Director,
Screenwriter
- 1972
88% 88% Bonnie and Clyde Writer - 1967

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