Robert Douglas Benton is an American screenwriter and film director. He won the Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and won a third Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Places in the Heart (1984).
|I was dyslexic before anybody knew what dyslexia was. I was called 'slow'. It's an awful feeling to think of yourself as 'slow' - it's horrible.|
|I'd like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent, simply by virtue of her sex.|
|In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children.|
|Movies without meaningful dialogue play well all over the world. The Apostle is probably the best movie of the year, but it won't do squat in Korea.||Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle|
|My education was an education by movies.||Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle|
|My next film is always shaped by the last one... by the things I feel I didn't get right, or the things I like and want to try to develop further, but it always comes out of the last picture.|
|Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors.||Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex|