Robert Benton29th Sep 1932 (Age: 80) · Waxahachie, Texas, USA
Robert Douglas Benton (born September 29, 1932) is an American screenwriter and film director.
Benton was born in Waxahachie, Texas, 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 enjoyed a highly successful career in film, winning numerous prestigious awards for both writing and directing. He was also the art director at Esquire magazine in the early 1960s. In 2006, he appeared in the documentary Wanderlust, as did a number of other well-known people.
Benton's family originally hailed from Northumberland in Gr... Read more