Lawrence Bender is perhaps one of the greatest film producers of our time. He has created many wonderful works and has been nominated and won multiple awards in the film industry. With that being said, we’re going to be going over Lawrence Bender’s life and I’ll tell you why I love his movies so much
Lawrence Bender was born in the 60s to a Jewish family. He grew up in the Bronx, New York City, New York. While in high school, Bender planned to go into the field of civil engineering. One of the reasons for this was because there were great jobs in this field and because his grandfather was a civil engineer. After graduating high school, Lawrence Bender studied at the University of Maine and obtained his degree in civil engineering. Over the years, Bender became fascinated with dance and wanted to become a professional dancer. Unfortunately, an injury permanently sidelined him from what he loved. He then transferred his love for dance to a love for film.
Bender has created many films that have been great hits such as Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, and An Inconvenient Truth. My favorite movie of his would have to be Good Will Hunting. In the movie, protagonist Will Hunting is faced with many challenges and obstacles in life. Hunting has had a rough past, being an orphan and going through physical abuse. While working at the university as a janitor one night, Hunting solves a very difficult problem that not even the smartest kids in the class can answer. The professor stops him one night and he becomes a mentor to Will. Will also faces obstacles with Skylar, his girlfriend who doesn’t know his past but wants to care for him. In the end, I love this movie because of the many challenges that Will overcomes despite his troubled past.
Another film that I enjoyed was An Inconvenient Truth. In this documentary, Al Gore highlights climate change and shows how it is affecting the planet. He shows how humans are accelerating global warming. Overall, it is a great work by Bender and Gore both.