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      Robert Benton

      Robert Benton

      Highest Rated: 95% The Late Show (1977)

      Lowest Rated: 36% 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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      STILL OF THE NIGHT, director Robert Benton, 1982, (c) United Artists BILLY BATHGATE, director Robert Benton, Bruce Willis, Dustin Hoffman, 1991, ©Touchstone Pictures BILLY BATHGATE, Dustin Hoffman, director Robert Benton, 1991, ©Touchstone Pictures NOBODY'S FOOL, director Robert Benton, Paul Newman on set, 1994, (c) Paramount THE HUMAN STAIN, Anthony Hopkins, director Robert Benton on the set, 2003, (c) Miramax FEAST OF LOVE, foreground: Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, director Robert Benton, on set, 2007. ©MGM FEAST OF LOVE, director Robert Benton, on set, 2007. ©MGM TWILIGHT, from left: Stockard Channing, director Robert Bent on on set, 1998, © Paramount TWILIGHT, from left: cinematographer Piotr Sobocinski, director Robert Benton on set, 1998, © Paramount TWILIGHT, Paul Newman, director Robert Benton, Gene Hackman on the set, 1998 THE HUMAN STAIN, Director Robert Benton, Nicole Kidman on the set, 2003, (c) Miramax NOBODY'S FOOL, producer Scott Rudin, director Robert Benton, Paul Newman, on set, 1994. ©Paramount THE HUMAN STAIN, Director Robert Benton on the set, 2003, (c) Miramax THE HUMAN STAIN, Director Robert Benton on the set, 2003, (c) Miramax THE HUMAN STAIN, Director Robert Benton on the set, 2003, (c) Miramax BILLY BATHGATE, director Robert Benton, 1991, ©Touchstone Pictures FEAST OF LOVE, director Robert Benton, on set, 2007. ©MGM

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      40% 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
      61% 31% Twilight Director,
      Writer
      $15.0M 1998
      91% 81% Nobody's Fool Director,
      Writer
      $38.3M 1994
      36% 28% Billy Bathgate Director $15.5M 1991
      71% 27% The House on Carroll Street Executive Producer $161.7K 1988
      46% 27% Nadine Director,
      Writer
      $5.7M 1987
      89% 83% Places in the Heart Director - 1984
      63% 48% Still of the Night Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1982
      89% 89% Kramer vs. Kramer Director,
      Writer
      - 1979
      94% 86% Superman: The Movie Writer - 1978
      95% 78% The Late Show Director - 1977
      83% 71% Bad Company Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1972
      89% 88% What's Up, Doc? Screenwriter - 1972
      90% 88% Bonnie and Clyde Writer - 1967