Lawrence Bender holds a degree in civil engineering, but he is best known for his efforts in Hollywood, producing film and television.
Bender obtained his degree from the University of Maine, returning to his former school to lecture and receive an honorary degree at the University. He never put his civil engineering degree to use;however, in college, he gained an interest in dance. Bender pursued a career in dance until an injury permanently sidelined him.
Lawrence Bender decided to enter the film industry, first working as a stage hand on the set of popular 80s television show Tales from the Darkside. This was Benders first step towards a legendary career.
Bender has now produced some of Hollywood’s greatest films. Films such as Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs would not have been made if not for Lawrence Bender’s contribution.
Lawrence Bender is also involved in the world of philanthropy, often hosting elegant Hollywood parties as fundraisers.
One of Bender’s most successful films was Pulp Fiction, which is also the second film of Quentin Tarantino. This film was put together out of chronological order. Unorthodox story telling and direction is one of Tarantino’s trademarks and he does it excellently in Pulp Fiction. Two hitmen, in the movie, are tasked with retrieving their boss’s briefcase. The contents of the briefcase are kept secret through the entire film, adding an additional layer of mystery to the store.
Another collaboration between Tarantino and Lawrence Bender was Kill Bill. This movie is about a young woman played by . She goes on a spree of revenge to kill her former employer, who left her for dead pregnant in a church. The movie, like most of Bender and Tarantino’s collaborations, is a blend of several genres, resulting in a unique movie experience.