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Robert Benton

Director, Actor

Bad CompanyBad Company (1972)
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, John Savage
A crafted, deliberately unromantic western which follows a young Jeff Bridges’ flight to escape from army recruiters into an 1863 West…
Kramer vs. KramerKramer vs. Kramer (1979) Recommended
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep
Well–acted, gripping portrayal of a bitter divorce and custody battle, for which Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep both won Oscars. Also garnered…
Still of the NightStill of the Night (1982)
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider
Hitchcock–style thriller about a psychiatrist who falls in love with a woman who may have brutally murdered one of his patients.
Places in the HeartPlaces in the Heart (1984)
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Sally Field, Danny Glover, John Malkovich
Moving period drama with Sally Field's Oscar–winning performance as a widowed cotton–farmer in Depression era Texas.
Billy BathgateBilly Bathgate (1991)
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis
Tempers flare as loyalties are betrayed in this solid gangland tale concerning the indoctrination of a teenager into the mob.
Nobody's Fool (1994)
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy
An unassuming American ballad that falls between arthouse independent and Hollywood sentiment. Paul Newman ages gracefully as a stubborn old salt…
Twilight (1997)
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman
Star wattage brightens this old–fashioned, autumnal mystery–drama, reuniting NOBODY'S FOOL director Benton with Paul Newman as a…
Human Stain, TheHuman Stain, The (2003) Recommended
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Gary Sinise
An astute adaptation of a modern American classic, with a distinguished Anthony Hopkins and a blazing Nicole Kidman striking a surprising…
Feast of LoveFeast of Love (2007)
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell
Sage old bean Morgan Freeman dishes out romantic advice to unlucky–in–love Greg Kinnear and others in this feelgood drama about hopeless…

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