Producer Lawrence Bender

One of my favorite movies produced by Lawrence Bender is Inglourious Basterds which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Lawrence Bender did a great job of turning a memorable part of history into a comedy. There is no surprise that it was nominated for Best Picture, one of the most prestigious awards a movie can earn.

Lawrence Bender was born in The Bronx, New York City. He went to The University of Maine and majored in Civil Engineering. He chose this degree so he could follow in his Grandfather’s footsteps who was also a Civil Engineer. He graduated in 1979 and decided to pursue a career in dancing, which he found a passion for while he attended college. He danced for a few years until he suffered an injury and was unable to continue dancing.

After his dance injury, he moved into acting. Bender studied acting under Sandra Seacat and then he began his career in producing. Bender’s producing career lead him to win Six Academy Awards and have more than three dozen nominations, including three Best Picture films, “Inglorious Bastards” being one of those. He is best known for his movie “Pulp Fiction”. This is consider one of the most well known movies of all time.

Another movie he produced that he is well known for is “An Inconvenient Truth” which is a famous documentary about global climate change. It earned him an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Bender has produced many other documentaries that focus on pressing issues in our day and time, such as nuclear weapons. Another known fact that sets him aside from other producers is that he is the only producer to have two movies competing in the Berlin Film Festival at the same time. These two movies are “Jackie Brown” and “Good will Hunting”.

Lawrence Bender is a great producer with many prestigious awards. He took his fame and decided to try and make the world a better place by informing people about current global issues. “Inglourious Bastards” is a great movie that helped exploit Bender’s great producing skills.

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