Robert Benton Overview

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Born: September 29, 1932

When Robert Benton was hired by Esquire magazine in 1956, little did he know that he’d just begun on the path to becoming an Oscar®-winning director and writer. It was at Esquire that he met fellow editor David Newman and the two of them collaborated on their first screenplay based on the real life story of the violent bank robbers. Starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the film went on to win multiple awards, including two Oscars®. Benton and Newman not only shared an Oscar® nomination, but... See All

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