Born Lawrence Kirk Bender on October 17, 1957, Lawrence Bender is an American producer. He is of Romanian ancestry. Lawrence graduated with Civil Engineering in 1979 from the University of Maine. This is a passion said to have been adopted by his grandfather. Bender once was a ballet dancer before setting foot in the film industry. His first production was in 1989 with the movie Intruder.
Lawrence Bender has many achievements. He has been named a Wildlife Hero by the National Wildlife Federation. An Alumnus of the University of Maine.
Lawrence Bender returned on May 11, 2013, to receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. He is a passionate social and political activist. He co-founded the Detroit Project in 2003 which is a campaign sponsoring automobiles that will terminate the dependence on foreign oil throughout the United States. In the company of the Israeli Policy Forum, Bender toured to the Middle East during a meeting with heads of state on account of the same.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a non-profit organization honored Lawrence Bender with the Torch of Liberty Award. He also has won several academy awards in his lifetime. Most notably, he has received from various organizations such as Academy Awards – USA, BAFTA Awards, 20/20 Awards, Awards Circuit Community Awards, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Gold Derby Awards and Gotham Awards. In most of these awards, he has either been a Nominee or a Winner. Notably, he has won with ‘Best Motion Picture” in different films.
Bender has won several awards through the Oscar Academy Awards both as a nominee and winner. In 2010, he received the Best Motion Picture Award in his 2009 movie – Inglorious Basterds. In 1998, he won the same award for his 1997 movie – Good Will Hunting. Also, he was lucky to be a nominee with his 1994 movie – Pulp Fiction in 1995 for the Best Picture. At the Deauville Film Festival in 2015, Bender was honored with a career accolade. Having begun his career as a ballet dancer, he reflected in his career and echoed is main desire as to produce a musical series.