There are a few Hollywood producers who have made their impact in the box office over the course of three decades. However, there is one producer who has not only been able to make hit after hit, he has also been able to make his mark on the Award shows. That producer, Lawrence Bender, has left his indelible mark on Hollywood thanks to discovering one of the biggest names in Hollywood history.
Before Lawrence Bender was one of the biggest names in Hollywood, he was a struggling producer of low budget movies. However, the young man knew he wanted to break it big in Hollywood. Then he found his chance during a fateful get-together in 1990. It was at a friend’s barbecue whereMr. Bender met a struggling young screenwriter who pitched the producer a story on a heist gone wrong. That struggling young screenwriter? Quentin Tarantino.
The result of that heist gone wrong script would become the famous low-budget crime film “Reservoir Dogs.” Released in 1992, “Reservoir Dogs” would put Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino onto the radar of Hollywood’s elite. And their next film collaboration would change Hollywood forever.
The duo’s second film would be a crime flick that interwove stories of double deals, gruesome murders and a faithful date with a gangster’s wife. That film, “Pulp Fiction” would go on to gross over $100 at the box office on just an $8 million dollar. The film would also earn Lawrence Bender an Academy Award nomination for best picture.
Lawrence Bender would go on to producer four more of Quentin Tarantino’s movies. He would also partner up with the director and create the production company, “A Band Apart.” During the 1990s, Mr. Bender would also earn another Best Picture nomination for the 1997 film, “Good Will Hunting.”
Born in the Bronx, Lawrence Bender has enjoyed a three-decade career, making hits for some of the biggest studios in Hollywood. He would go on to earn three Academy Award nominations for Best Pictures as well as a number of other industry accolades. Today, Mr. Bender is known as a producer who can deliver at the Box Office and during awards season.