Lawrence Bender has most likely played a large role in your life. He is a movie producer who has worked on some of the most popular movies in the last two decades. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1979 with a degree in civil engineering. He pursued his dream as a professional dancer until an injury sidelined him.
Lawrence Bender began his career in film by working behind the scenes on various products during the 1980s. He produced the film Intruder, in which he worked with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.
In 1992 Lawrence Bender produced Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. He went on to produce most of Tarantino’s movies and a host of others. The Bender produced 1994 hit, Pulp Fiction, further increased Tarantino’s fame and made the film maker a household name. This now legendary movie is famous for its groundbreaking performances by Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, and John Travolta.
Lawrence Bender’s resume as a producer includes award winning films as well as groundbreaking projects. 2006’s An Inconvenient Truth is a member of both of these categories. It was a socially relevant film that alerted the world to a growing environmental problem. It also received an Academy Award for best documentary.
Bender has also worked in television. In 2000 he co-founded the production company, Bender Brown Productions. They worked on such projects as, Dr. Vegas and the SyFy miniseries, EarthSea. He also serves as the Executive Producer for the Netflix Series, Seven Seconds.
Lawrence Bender recognized Quentin Tarantino’s talent early on and helped to bring his projects to life. Bender’s Hollywood longevity may be a result of his eye for talent and knowledge of what moviegoers want. His various projects have been recognized for their quality and their social relevance. He continues to produce entertaining, thought provoking, content that conveys real stories for the public to enjoy.