Peter Benchley

American author and screenwriter

1940   -   2006

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Harvard University, Phillips Exeter Academy
occupation: screenwriter, novelist, writer, journalist

Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author, screenwriter, and ocean activist. He is known for the bestselling novel Jaws and co-wrote its subsequent film adaptation with Carl Gottlieb. Several more of his works were also adapted for both cinema and television, including The Deep, The Island, Beast, and White Shark. Later in life, Benchley came to regret writing such sensationalist literature about sharks, which he felt encouraged excessive fear and unnecessary culls of such an important predator in ocean ecosystems and became an outspoken advocate for marine conservation.
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works

5

The Island

novel by Peter Benchley

author: Peter Benchley

1979

Jaws

book

author: Peter Benchley

1974

White Shark

book by Peter Benchley

author: Peter Benchley

1994

Beast

novel by Peter Benchley

author: Peter Benchley

1991

Q Clearance

author: Peter Benchley

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