Lawrence Bender is a critically acclaimed movie producer who has been working on some powerful movies since the early ‘80s. He was originally born in The Bronx, New York City but he spent most of his childhood in New Jersey. His father was a professor and also studied civil engineering. He saw many opportunities in the field of civil engineering and eventually decided upon it as its major when he studied at the University of Maine. From there he went on to pursue a career in the field of dance. However, after suffering an injury, he was not able to continue down that career path. It was at this point in his life that he first began to dabble in the world of film production.
Lawrence Bender caught his first big break when he worked on producing the film Reservoir Dogs. The film was written by Quentin Tarantino and contained his usual powerful undertones of raw violence and street life. The film was about a group of robbers who ban together to perform a major heist. The film chops through the timeline in typical Tarantino style and highlights scenes from both before and after the burglary to put together a truly moving story. The film has gone down in history as one of the earliest of Tarantino’s success and he paired well with Lawrence Bender as the producer. Reservoir Dogs has been labeled the term of honor as a cult classic and is still relevant to this day.
Lawrence Bender then went on to produce several other movies that have also gained critical acclaim. He has received 29 Academy Award nominations to date and of those he has won six, three for best picture. He has produced legendary movies such as Good Will Hunting, Inglorious Bastards and both of the Kill Bill movies. He also produced several documentaries including the acclaimed documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. This movie went on to be nominated and win the Academy Award for the best documentary of the year. The documentary is known for highlighting and bring a great deal of attention to the damage that global warming is causing in our environment.