Lawrence Bender

Lawrence Bender was born in the year 1957, 17, October. He is an American movie producer. Bender has been in the industry for over 20 years now. He rose to fame when he produced the movie Reservoir dogs in the year 1992. Since then he has created other films. Some of them include Safe, Pulp Fiction, the Mexican, Django, the Great Raid, an Inconvenient Truth and Quentin Tarantino among others.

In Bender’s career, he has been able to scoop several awards for his great works. He has also been nominated for other awards including for best picture. Bender was born to Jewish parents in Bronx, New York, USA. He was brought up in New Jersey. Lawrence Bender’s father was a college history lecturer while his mother was a kindergarten teacher. When Lawrence was in high school, he was mentored by his Grandfather. He wanted to be like his grandfather. His granddad was a civil engineer by profession.

After Lawrence completed his secondary education, he joined the University of Maine. In the year 1979, Lawrence Bender managed to graduate from the University with a degree in civil engineering. Lawrence followed his grandfather’s footsteps. Lawrence Bender decided to pursue engineering because he had earlier heard that the field had lucrative employment opportunities. While still on campus, Lawrence Bender developed a passion for dancing. When he graduated from the University, he decided to pursue his dancing career. He joined an entertainment group that used to travel around the United States performing in different shows.

After several years of dancing, Bender sustained a serious injury that brought his dancing career to an end. Lawrence later decided to pursue another career. Today, Lawrence is a celebrated entertainer. He entertained millions of people around the globe. Most of his movies have been aired on our televisions. Lawrence Bender is now a political and social activist. He is the co-founder of the Detroit project. Being an environmentalist, there was one time that he campaigned against the Use of fuel-guzzling SUV’s. Lawrence also sits on the board advisory of Harvard’s John .F. Kennedy school of government. Bender has also used his influence to support various initiatives.

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How Lawrence Bender Made “Pulp Fiction” Come To Life

Film producers are usually defined by one film. For once Hollywood producer, that defining movie happens to be one of the greatest films of all time. That producer, Lawrence Bender, is best known in Hollywood as the man behind the making of “Pulp Fiction.”

Mr. Bender wasn’t always known as one of the most popular producers in Hollywood. In fact, he started out at the very bottom in the 1980s as a lowly production assistant. A few years later, Bender was producing low-budget, straight to video slasher movies. However, a chance meeting in 1990 would change his career trajectory forever.

It was at a friend’s barbecue that Lawrence Bender met a fast-talking screenwriter and actor with aspirations of becoming a big-time Hollywood Director. That young man, Quentin Tarantino, pitched Bender on the idea of a violent heist movie. Seeing greatness in the pitch, Bender encouraged Tarantino to put his idea to paper.

Two years later, “Reservoir Dogs” would mark the arrival of both Bender and Tarantino as forces to be reckoned with. The two were now being courted by Hollywood and given the chance to make a bigger budget film. Seizing their opportunity, the duo would put together a crime epic considered to be one of the best films of all time.

Pulp Fiction” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993. The film went on to win the grand prize at the prestigious film festival. Several months later, the film would explode onto big screens across the United States, grossing over $100 million dollars in the domestic box office. Starring Hollywood A-listers John Travolta, Samuel Jackson,    and Bruce Willis, “Pulp Fiction” would go on to earn Bender the first of three Academy Award nominations.

Born in the Bronx, in 1962, Lawrence Bender has been producing in Hollywood for almost four decades. In that time, he has produced hit films such as “Good Will Hunting,” “Jackie Brown” and “Silence.” With over 50 films to his credit, Bender is considered one of the most accomplished producers currently working in Hollywood. As he enters his next decade in filmmaking, movie fans anxiously await what Lawrence Bender will do next.

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