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Robert Douglas Benton is an American screenwriter and filmmaker from Waxahachie, Texas who is known for screenwriting Bonnie & Clyde, Kramer vs. Kramer and Superman. He won two Academy Awards for writing and directing Kramer vs. Kramer. He directed other feature films including Twilight, Bad Company and Nobody's Fool. He is married to Sallie ... See full bio »

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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 »

Parents:

Benton, Ellery Douglass | Benton, Dorothy
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Personal Quote:

I 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. See more »

Trivia:

When 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 See more »

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