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Peter Benchley

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Description: 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 cinema, 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. ... (more)
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1. Jaws (1975)
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2. Jaws 2 (1978)
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3.6
527 Watched
4. Jaws 3 (1983)
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3.9
382 Watched
5. The Deep (1977)
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86 Watched




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1. Jaws (1975)
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1. Jaws (2005)
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2. Beast (1992)
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4. White Shark (1994)
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