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Soylent Green
Soylent Green Set Decorator
(1973)
Top Gun
Top Gun Set Decorator
(1986)
Heartbreak Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge Set Decorator
(1986)
Starman
Starman Set Decorator
(1984)

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 1995 Redwood Curtain (TV Movie)
 1994 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (TV Movie) (as Robert Benton)
 1992 Obsessed (TV Movie)
 1991 Another You
 1991 My Life and Times (TV Series) (1 episode)
- April 9, 2035 (1991) ... (as Robert Benton)
 1989 Chances Are
 1987 Destination America (TV Movie)
 1986 Top Gun
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1986)
- Episode #1.1 (1986)
 1986 Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (TV Special) (as Bob Benton)
 1984 Starman (as Robert Benton)
 1983 The Winter of Our Discontent (TV Movie)
 1982 Jinxed! (as Robert Benton)
 1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (as Robert Benton)
 1981 Death Hunt (as Bob Benton)
 1981 Second-Hand Hearts (as Robert Benton)
 1979 Being There (as Robert Benton)
 1979 The Amityville Horror (as Robert Benton)
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (as Bob Benton)
 1978 Foul Play
 1977 Telefon (as Robert Benton)
 1976 Freaky Friday (as Robert Benton)
 1976 The Shaggy D.A. (as Robert Benton)
 1974 Hangup
 1973 Soylent Green (as Robert Benton)
 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (as Robert Benton)
 1972 The War Between Men and Women (as Robert Benton)
 1971 Earth II (TV Movie)
 1969-1971 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series) (35 episodes)
- My Son, the Artist (1971) ... (as Robert Benton)
- Discipline Is a Four Letter Word Spelled Love (1971) ... (as Robert Benton)
- Everybody Needs a Brother (1971) ... (as Robert Benton)
- To Catch a Thief (1971) ... (as Robert Benton)
 1971 Wild Rovers
 1970 Brewster McCloud (as Robert Benton)
 1969-1970 Medical Center (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Brink of Doom (1970)
- The Adversaries (1969)
 1970 Zig Zag
 1969 The Trouble with Girls (uncredited)
 1968 The Odd Couple (as Robert Benton)
 1968 Project X (as Robert Benton)
 1968 Arizona Bushwhackers (as Robert Benton)
 1967-1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Arrangement (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
- Destination Tucson (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
 1967-1968 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Mike and the Mermaid (1968) ... (as Robert Benton)
- Gypsy Colt (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
- Rhino (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
 1967 El Dorado (as Robert Benton)
 1967 The President's Analyst (as Robert Benton)
 1967 Will Penny (as Robert Benton)
 1959-1967 Bonanza (TV Series) (79 episodes)
- The Gentle Ones (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
- Second Chance (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
- The Greedy Ones (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
- Maestro Hoss (1967)
- Clarissa (1967)
 1967 Fort Utah (as Robert Benton)
 1967 The Spirit Is Willing (as Robert Benton)
 1967 Hostile Guns
 1967 Chuka (as Robert Benton)
 1967 Barefoot in the Park (as Robert Benton)
 1967 The Caper of the Golden Bulls (as Robert Benton)
 1966-1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Lisa (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
- Twenty-One and Out (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
- The Long Chase (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
- The Ninety Percent Blues (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
- The Blood-Red Night (1967) ... (as Robert Benton)
 1967 Easy Come, Easy Go (as Robert Benton)
 1967 The Busy Body (as Robert Benton)
 1967 Warning Shot
 1967 Red Tomahawk (as Robert Benton)
 1966 The Swinger
 1966 Picture Mommy Dead (as Robert Benton)
 1966 Waco (as Robert Benton)
 1966 An Eye for an Eye (uncredited)
 1966 Nevada Smith (as Robert Benton)
 1966 The Last of the Secret Agents? (as Robert Benton)
 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (as Robert Benton)
 1966 The Night of the Grizzly (as Robert Benton)
 1966 Johnny Reno (as Robert Benton)
 1966 The Oscar (as Robert Benton)
 1965 The Slender Thread (as Robert Benton)
 1965 Village of the Giants (as Bob Benton)
 1965 The Family Jewels (as Robert Benton)
 1964 Roustabout (as Robert Benton)
 1964 The Outrage
 1963-1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (25 episodes)
- The Masks (1964)
 1963 Fun in Acapulco (as Robert Benton)
 1963 The Nutty Professor (as Robert Benton)
 1963 Hud (as Robert Benton)
 1962 Hell Is for Heroes (as Robert Benton)
 1961-1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series) (38 episodes)
- The Arrival (1962)
- Step on Me (1962)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks (as Robert Benton)
 1960 Cinderfella (as Robert Benton)
 1960 The Bellboy (as Robert Benton)
 1960 Walk Like a Dragon (as Robert Benton)
 1958 I Married a Monster from Outer Space (as Robert Benton)
 1958 The Black Orchid (as Robert Benton)
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby (as Robert Benton)
 1958 The Matchmaker (as Robert Benton)
 1958 Teacher's Pet (as Robert Benton)
 1957 Something of Value (as Robert Benton, set decorations)
 1956 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lapidary Wheel (1956) ... (as Robert Benton)
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Major of St. Lo (1956) ... (as Robt. Benton)
- The Boy Nobody Wanted (1956) ... (as Robt. Benton)
- The Prison Within (1956) ... (as Robt. Benton)
- The Boy Who Walked to America (1956) ... (as Robt. Benton)
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Yellowbelly (1956)
- One Forty Two (1956)
- The Other Room (1956)
- Autumn Carousel (1956)
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Son of J. Robert Benton.

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Aries

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