Lawrence Bender’s career as a film producer really took off in 1992 when Reservoir Dogs dogs was released. This event marked the beginning of a long relationship between Bender, working as producer and Quentin Tarantino, working as director. Together, Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino have created nearly a dozen movies. They even created a film production company together called A Band A Part Productions.
Bender was born in 1957 to parents who were both educators. He was born in The Bronx, New York, New York, but he moved to New Jersey as a kid. Originally, taking after his grandfather, Lawrence Bender intended to become a civil engineer. During college he found a passion for dance, and he pursued a career in this field until an injury permanently sidelined him.
The film industry isn’t Bender’s only expertise. He has earned a total of 6 Academy Awards for his films, but he has also been honored for his role in assisting with humanitarian causes. The ACLU awarded him the Torch of Liberty Award and he was honored at his former college with an honorary degree. Bender is known among the Hollywood elite for his giant fundraising parties at his home in LA.
Lawrence Bender doesn’t exclusively work with Tarantino either. In fact, the last Tarantino film that Bender was credited with was Inglourious Basterds. Some of the other films Bender has worked on include, An Inconvenient Truth, Good Will Hunting, and Intruder.
Good Will Hunting
This film is about a young janitor who works at MIT. The film gets its name from its main character Will Hunting, a young genius who solves a complicated math equation at MIT. This event sets off a shroud of intrigue at the school, resulting in teachers, students, and other staff wondering who could possibly solve such a complex problem.
The screenplay of Good Will Hunting was created by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Damon and Affleck also star in the film. Damon is the main character; Affleck plays Will’s best friend. Robin Williams also stars in the film, playing the role of Will’s therapist.