Lawrence Bender’s Role in Film and Philanthropy

Lawrence Bender is an established name in Hollywood, producing many great films of the last 3 decades. He was born in The Bronx, New York City, but he moved to New Jersey at a young age. Originally, pursuing a career in civil engineering, he went to school at the University of Maine. He found himself in the film industry instead, initially working as a grip on Tales from the Darkside. Briefly, he also considered a career in dance, but he was sidelined by an injury.

Bender’s first film production came in 1989, but he didn’t see true success until 1992 with Reservoir Dogs. This movie began a lucrative partnership between Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino. The duo went on toe create A Band A Part, the production company that handled a majority of Tarantino’s directorial works.

A couple of years after Reservoir Dogs was released, Pulp Fiction, Bender’s next blockbuster was released. Tarantino and Bender teamed up again to make another American movie classic.

Pulp Fiction takes on the perspective of several characters as the movie tells its story in a non-chronological order. The primary plot consists of a gangster trying to retrieve a valuable briefcase, even hiring two hitmen to pursue it.

Other point of view characters in the film are a professional boxer and the wife of the gangster.

The film is known for its quotable lines, specifically a particular scene where Jules Winnfield, played by Samuel L. Jackson, recites a fictitious bible verse, which many today believe to actually be in the book.

The film stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Ving Rhames.

More About Lawrence Bender

Lawrence Bender is known among Hollywood as a philanthropist, often holding big parties for fundraising efforts. He has been awarded by the ACLU for his altruistic actions and given the Torch of Liberty Award. Lawrence Bender is also on the Advisory Board at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability of the UCLA.

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