Lawrence Bender is a 3-time Academy Award recipient of Best Picture Film and nominee of 29 more Academy Awards. His experience spans more than 20+ years producing classic films and collaboration with Quentin Tarantino.
Bender attended the University of Maine where he focused his studies in Civil Engineering. While attending UMaine he discovered his passion for the arts through dance classes at college. Upon graduating, Bender moved to Hollywood to pursue a dancing career. After experiencing an injury, Bender’s career move path geared him towards acting and he ultimately became the successful executive film producer he is today.
Lawrence Bender is credited (as cited on Tv Guide) for being the executive producer of 9 films, producing 21 films, being a guest on 3 TV shows, and acting as a cameo in 9 of his films. My favorite thing to learn about Lawrence Bender is that he plays a small role in the movies he produces, including Lionheart, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and more.
Out of Bender’s films, my personal favorite is Pulp Fiction. A classic film, the iconic movie poster is a popular entertainment icon featured in later films and TV. The partnership with Quentin Tarantino proves successful with the film being nominated for 7 Oscars and receiving multiple awards for, paving the popularity of independent films. Pulp Fiction today has been considered a cultural iconic film, even being chosen to be preserved for the US National Film Registry held by the Library of Congress.
Beyond Hollywood, Lawrence Bender is also an active member in the philanthropic community. He is a social and political activist that serves as a board member for numerous organizations. He has been recognized and awarded for his contributions to society and continues to remain actively involved with forums and speaking for causes he is passionate about.
More information on Lawrence Bender can be found on his LinkedIn, Instagram, and Alma Mater’s website.