Lawrence Bender

Lawrence Bender
Bender at a premiere for
Inglourious Basterds in August 2009
Born (1957-10-17) October 17, 1957 (age 62)
EducationUniversity of Maine
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1987–present

Lawrence Bender (born October 17, 1957) is an American film producer. Throughout his career, Bender-produced films have received 36 Academy Award nominations, resulting in eight wins.[1][2]

Bender rose to fame by producing Reservoir Dogs in 1992 and has since produced several of Quentin Tarantino's films including Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Volume 1 & 2 and Inglourious Basterds. Bender has also produced three documentary films, most notably An Inconvenient Truth (2006) which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[3] He has received three Best Picture nominations for producing Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting and Inglourious Basterds.[4]

Early life

Bender was born to a Jewish family in The Bronx, New York, and grew up in New Jersey, where his father was a college history professor and his mother was a kindergarten teacher.[5] He described his hometown of Cherry Hill as "all-white and anti-Semitic".[6] In high school, he decided to pursue a career as a civil engineer. His grandfather had been a civil engineer and he heard there were good jobs available in the field.[7] He is a graduate of The University of Maine, Class of 1979, majoring in Civil Engineering.[7][8][4]

While attending U-Maine, Bender acquired a passion for dance. After graduating, Bender pursued dancing and was awarded a scholarship to the Louis Falco dance troupe.[9] He worked as a dancer for some time before a series of injuries ended his dance career.[4]

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