Benton, Robert

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Benton, Robert Gender: M
Robert Douglas Benton
born on 29 September 1932 at 18:39 (= 6:39 PM )
Place Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°38' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°51 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 17°14'


American screenwriter and film director.

Benton was 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.

Films he directed include Bad Company (1972), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Places in the Heart (1984), Billy Bathgate (1991), Twilight (1998), The Human Stain (2003) and Feast of Love (2007).

He won the 1980 Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for Kramer vs. Kramer and the 1980 Academy Award for Directing for the same film. He received the 1985 Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Places in the Heart.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1980 (Oscar)
  • Work : Prize 1985 (Oscar)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar