Richard Benjamin

Richard Benjamin

actor, director, producer

Richard Benjamin was born on May 22, 1938 in USA. Richard Benjamin's big-screen debut came with Vacation Playhouse - Season 4 directed by Don Taylor in 1966, strarring Ted Penny. Richard Benjamin is known for Deconstructing Harry directed by Woody Allen, Judy Davis stars as Lucy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Leslie. Richard Benjamin has got 3 awards and 6 nominations so far. The most recent award Richard Benjamin achieved is RiverRun International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Richard Benjamin plays is Henry Poole Is Here which will be released on Aug 15, 2008.

Although his actress wife Paula Prentiss became a star by the early 1960s, it took Richard Benjamin almost fifteen years to establish his screen persona, but the wait was rewarding. After extensive work in theatre as actor and director, and his participation in the cult TV series He & She (1967), in which he co-starred with Prentiss, he won the starring role in the screen adaptation of Philip Roth's best-seller, Goodbye Columbus (1969). That was followed by roles in Le Journal intime d'une femme mariée (1970), The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971) and another Roth adaptation, Portnoy et son complexe (1972), that turned him into a prominent "archetype of East Coast Jewish intellectual agony", as critic Jonathan Romney defines him. But his forte was comedy and he won a Golden Globe when he repeated his stage role in the film version of Neil Simon's Ennemis comme avant (1975). Although he still performs, Benjamin turned to direction since the 80s with the highly acclaimed comedy Où est passée mon idole? (1982).

  • Birthday

    May 22, 1938
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
  • Also known

    Ричард Бенджамин

Known For


3 wins & 6 nominations

RiverRun International Film Festival
Winner - Master of Cinema
Valladolid International Film Festival
Best Film
Winner - Golden Spike
Show more

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows