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Robert Benton

Robert Benton
  • Career: Director
  • Top celebrities: 9374
  • BirthDate: 1932, 29 of September , Waxahachie, Texas, USA
  • Spouse: single
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Facts of life

    Robert Benton

     

    Robert Douglas Benton was born on September 29, 1932. He is an American film director and screenwriter. He has been awarded with Oscar awards for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for his unbeatable work in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’. He also won another Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his work in ‘Places in the Heart’. He also has three Oscar nominations for the other work that he has donated to the film industry.

    He has been awarded several times for his writing and direction in films. He co-wrote the book ‘The IN and OUT Book’ with Harvey Schmidt in 1959. He also appeared in the documentary ‘Wanderlust’ in the year 2006. The last film he has directed was the ‘Feast of Love’, which was based on a novel in the year 2007. His last writing project was ‘Ice Harvest’ in the year 2005. Although he has moved to America, he still has family in the United Kingdom.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 1995 for "Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published for:Nobody's Fool - Auf Dauer unwiderstehlich (1994)."
    Won Oscar - 1985 for "Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for:Places in the Heart (1984)."
    Won Oscar - 1980 for "Best Director for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1978 for "Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for:The Late Show (1977)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1968 for "Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen for:Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Shared with: David Newman"
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1981 for "Best Direction for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Nominated Golden Berlin Bear - 1995 for "for:Nobody's Fool - Auf Dauer unwiderstehlich (1994)."
    Won OCIC Award - 1985 for "Competition for:Places in the Heart (1984)."
    Nominated Golden Berlin Bear - 1977 for "for:The Late Show (1977)."
    Won Blue Ribbon Award - 1981 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 2003 for ""
    Nominated César - 1981 for "Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Won Joseph L. Mankiewicz Excellence in Filmmaking Award - 2000 for ""
    Nominated DGA Award - 1985 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Places in the Heart (1984)."
    Won DGA Award - 1980 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). Shared with: David Golden (unit production manager) (plaque) Thomas John Kane (first assistant director) (plaque) Yudi Bennett (second assistant director) (plaque)"
    Nominated Edgar - 2006 for "Best Motion Picture Screenplay for:The Ice Harvest (2005). Shared with: Richard Russo (screenplay) Scott Phillips (novel)"
    Nominated Edgar - 1983 for "Best Motion Picture for:Still of the Night (1982)."
    Won Edgar - 1978 for "Best Motion Picture for:The Late Show (1977)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1985 for "Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for:Places in the Heart (1984)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1980 for "Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1968 for "Best Screenplay for:Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Shared with: David Newman"
    Won Distinguished Achievement Award - 1994 for ""
    Won Hochi Film Award - 1980 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Nominated Humanitas Prize - 1995 for "Feature Film Category for:Nobody's Fool - Auf Dauer unwiderstehlich (1994)."
    Won KCFCC Award - 1980 for "Best Director for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Won Kinema Junpo Award - 1981 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Won LAFCA Award - 1979 for "Best Director for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Won NSFC Award - 1980 for "Best Director for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). Tied with Woody Allen for Manhattan (1979)."
    Won NSFC Award - 1968 for "Best Screenplay for:Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Shared with: David Newman"
    Won NYFCC Award - 1984 for "Best Screenplay for:Places in the Heart (1984)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1979 for "Best Director for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Won NYFCC Award - 1967 for "Best Screenplay for:Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Shared with: David Newman"
    Won People's Choice Award - 1984 for "for:Places in the Heart (1984)."
    Nominated USC Scripter Award - 1995 for "for:Nobody's Fool - Auf Dauer unwiderstehlich (1994). Shared with: Richard Russo (author)"
    Won Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement - 2007 for ""
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1985 for "Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for:Places in the Heart (1984)."
    Won WGA Award (Screen) - 1980 for "Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium for:Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)."
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1979 for "Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium for:Superman (1978). Shared with: Mario Puzo David Newman Leslie Newman"
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1978 for "Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen for:The Late Show (1977)."
    Won WGA Award (Screen) - 1973 for "Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen for:What's Up, Doc? (1972). Shared with: Buck Henry David Newman"
    Won WGA Award (Screen) - 1968 for "Best Written American Drama for:Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Shared with: David Newman"
  • Position in top best awards winner: 255
  • Films with Robert Benton: North of Cheyenne - ????
    The Ice Harvest - 2005
    Twilight - 1998
    Nobody's Fool - 1994
    Nadine - 1987
    Places in the Heart - 1984
    Still of the Night - 1982
    Kramer vs. Kramer - 1979
    Superman - 1978
    The Late Show - 1977
    Superman - 1975
    Bad Company - 1972
    Oh! Calcutta! - 1972
    What's Up, Doc? - 1972
    There Was a Crooked Man... - 1970
    Бонни и Клайд - 1967
    Праздник любви - 2007
    Запятнанная репутация - 2003
    Billy Bathgate - 1991
    The House on Carroll Street - 1988
    The Windmill Movie - 2008
    Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood - 2010
    Godard Made in USA - 2010
    Entertainment Tonight - 2008
    Revolution! The Making of 'Bonnie and Clyde' - 2008
    You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman - 2006
    Wanderlust - 2006
    Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute - 2003
    Finding the Truth: The Making of 'Kramer vs. Kramer' - 2001
    Bravo Profiles - 2000
    Magic Time for Piotr - 1998
    The 47th Annual Writers Guild Awards - 1995
    A Great Day in Harlem - 1994
    Homeward Bound - 1994
    Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave - 1992
    Cinema 3 - 1987
    The 57th Annual Academy Awards - 1985
    The 52nd Annual Academy Awards - 1980
    The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards - 1980
    Cinema mil - 2005
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