Lawrence Bender has to be one of the greatest film producers that this generation has ever seen. Some of his spectacular works include Inglorious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, and Pulp Fiction. Despite being great at film producing, he wasn’t always into the arts like he is now. In fact, he didn’t really get into them until after college
Lawrence Bender was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York to a Jewish family. When he was in high school, it was his goal to go to school and become a civil engineer. His grandfather was a civil engineer and he knew that there were great jobs in this field. So, he decided to enroll at the University of Maine to pursue a degree in civil engineering. He graduated in 1979.
After graduation, Lawrence Bender wanted to become a professional dancer. However, on his journey, he obtained an injury that permanently sidelined him from his dream. The good news is that he found another outlet which was producing films.
Like I said earlier, Lawrence Bender has produced many hit films. Despite how great all of them were, I’d have to say that Good Will Hunting was my favorite. In the film, Will Hunting grows up as an orphan with only his brothers by his side. In fact, his brothers are his best friends. Growing up, he is frequently abused both emotionally and physically. When he grows up, Hunting works as a janitor at MIT. He works the late shift so no students or faculty are there. While in the hallway one night, Hunting solves a very difficult problem that astounds both student and faculty alike. A professor then tracks down Hunting. That professor is Sean Maguire. Maguire becomes Hunting’s mentor, guiding him through some of life’s hardest challenges. In the end, it is Hunting’s ability to overcome these challenges that makes the movie so great.
Another film that I like of Benders in An Inconvenient Truth. In the film, politician Al Gore talks about global warming and the effects that humans are having on this planet. All in all, it is a great work with statistics backing it up.