Lawrence Bender is an American film producer born to a Jewish family in The Bronx, New York. He started his career in film working as a grip on the series “Tales from the Darkside” and in 1989 he produced his first film “Intruder”. Lawrence Bender rose to fame by his production of “Reservoir Dogs” in 1992 and has produced almost all of Quentin Tarantino’s Films. Some of his other more notable hits include “Pulp Fiction”, “Inglourious Basterds”, and “Good Will Hunting”. These films have won 29 Academy Award nominations, including three Best Picture nominations and of those, he won six of them. My personal favorite of the three is “Good Will Hunting”. The film takes place in South Boston and follows a 20-year-old undiscovered genius named Will Hunting. While working as a janitor at MIT Will was caught solving very complex mathematics problem posted by a professor. Later Will gets into some trouble, and as part of a deferred prosecution agreement, he is forced to study advanced mathematics with the professor and to see a therapist. What drives the story is the complex issues and the emotional relationship that will and the therapist eventually develope with each other. After carefully re-evaluating his relationships, Will is finally able to move on with his life and to start thinking about his future. Lawrence Bender did a great job producing this film, but he is known for much more than his dramatic productions. With films like “Kill Bill: Volume 1”, “Kill Bill: Volume 2” and “Kill Bill: Volume 3” along with “Pulp Fiction”, and “Knockaround Guys” Lawrence Bender is no stranger to action films. He has also produced a few documentaries the most recent one being “Countdown to Zero”. He is now working in Hollywood running his own production company called Lawrence Bender Productions. With such an active a productive career, we have probably not seen the last of Lawrence Bender.
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