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Overview (3)

Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameLawrence Kirk Bender
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lawrence Bender is a movie producer working in the entertainment industry for 20 years. He helped produce Hollywood films like Reservoir Dogs (1992), Good Will Hunting (1997), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django (2012). Lawrence won 6 Academy Awards with 29 nominations including 3 Best Picture films. An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary he produced that raised awareness of climate change and won him an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Lawrence Bender was born in The Bronx, New York City, as Lawrence Kirk Bender. His mother was a kindergarten teacher. Lawrence's father was a college history professor. In high school, he was inspired to follow his grandfather's career as a civil engineer. At the University of Maine in 1979, he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. After he graduated, he became a dancer for several years which ended after an injury. Lawrence is a political and environmental activist as the co-founder of the Detroit Project. In 2003 he worked with environmentalists in targeting gas-guzzling SUVs. As the Dean of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, he sits on the Advisory Board. Lawrence has used his influence to support philanthropic initiatives working with Yahoo, the Muppets, the EPA, and Wal-Mart. He is a Director for CleanSource Power, LLC and a board member of The Creative Coalition Inc.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Melanie Lepow

Trade Mark (1)

Usually has a small role in the movies he produces

Trivia (9)

Together with Quentin Tarantino founded record company called A Band Apart Records. It will focus on film soundtracks and its releases will be distibuted through Maverick Records, owned by Madonna. [July 1997]
He holds the distinction of being the only producer to have two films in simultaneous competition at the Berlin Film Festival: Good Will Hunting (1997) and Jackie Brown (1997).
In addition to his feature film and television work, Bender has enjoyed success in producing commercials and music videos with his production company, A Band Apart. The company has produced commercial spots for such directors as Tim Burton, John Woo and McG. A Band Apart Music Videos represents top directors, including Nigel Dick, McG, and Wayne Isham. In 2001, the company shot 75 commercials and music videos and garnered 13 MTV Music Video Award nominations.
Is of Romanian descent.
Attended the University of Maine, where he studied civil engineering.
Former ballet dancer; after sustaining a dance injury, he moved into acting (where he studied under Sandra Seacat), and then finally producing.
Is mentioned in Jane Hamsher's book "Killer Instinct."
He is the business partner, main producer and a close friend of Quentin Tarantino.
Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000.

Salary (2)

Reservoir Dogs (1992) $40,000
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) $500,000

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