Director of films such as The Late Show, Places in the Heart, and Kramer vs. Kramer, the latter earning him an Oscar for Best Director.He directed the 2003 film The Human Stain starring Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins. It was based on the 2000 novel by Philip Roth.He had a longtime friendship with Liz Smith.BEFORE FAME
He attended the University of Texas and Columbia University.PERSONAL LIFE
He dated Gloria Steinem in the 1960s.The meaning of the name Benton: From Benjamin's Town FUN FACTS
Director Robert Benton were born on Thursday, in a leap year, birthstone is Sapphire, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Monkey, it is 269 days until Robert Benton next birthday.