Bender, Lawrence 1958(?)–
Bender, Lawrence 1958(?)–
Born 1958 (some sources say 1957), in The Bronx, NY. Education: Earned degree in civil engineering at the University of Maine; studied acting with Sandra Seacat; studied dance with the Louis Falco Company.
Addresses: Agent—William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA, 90212. Office—Lawrence Bender Productions/A Band Apart Productions, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Career: Producer, actor, director, writer, and grip. A Band Apart (a production company), Beverly Hills, CA, founder (with Quentin Tarantino), 1992; Lawrence Bender Productions (a production company), 1994; A Band Apart Records (record company), founder (with Quentin Tarantino), 1997; former member of Ralph Robertson Ballet Company; also worked as a flamenco dancer. Also worked as a caterer and waiter.
Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination (with Ronna B. Wallace), best first feature, Independent Features Project, 1993, for Reservoir Dogs; Academy Award nomination, best picture, National Society of Film Critics Award, best picture, Society of Texas Film Critics Award, best picture, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best picture, National Board of Review Award, best picture, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, best film, Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 1994, Independent Spirit Award, best feature, Film Award nomination, (with Quentin Tarantino), best film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, MTV Movie Award, best movie, 1995, all for Pulp Fiction; Academy Award nomination, best picture, PGA Golden Laurel Award nomination, motion picture producer of the year, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best motion picture—drama, International Press Academy, 1998, all for Good Will Hunting; Cannes Prix Chopard de Producteur, 2001.
Production assistant, Maximum Potential (also known as Dolph Lungren: Maximum Potential), 1987.
Grip, The Allnighter, Universal, 1987.
Producer, Intruder (also known as Night Crew: The Final Checkout), Phantom Productions, 1988.
Dolly grip, Cameron's Closet, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1988.
Producer, Tale of Two Sisters, Vista Street Entertainment, 1989.
Producer, Reservoir Dogs, Miramax, 1992.
Second assistant director, Ulterior Motives, Imperial Entertainment, 1993.
Producer, Fresh, Miramax, 1994.
Executive producer, Killing Zoe, LIVE Entertainment, 1994.
Producer, Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994.
Producer, Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995.
Producer, White Man's Burden (also known as White Man), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.
Executive producer, From Dusk Till Dawn, Miramax, 1996.
Executive producer, Snakeland, 1996.
Producer, Good Will Hunting, Miramax, 1997.
Producer and (uncredited) executive album producer, Jackie Brown, Miramax, 1997.
Producer, A Price Above Rubies, Miramax, 1998.
Producer, Anna and the King, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.
Executive producer, Texas Blood Money (also known as From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money), Miramax, 1999.
Executive producer, The Hangman's Daughter (also known as From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter), Miramax, 2000.
Producer, Knockaround Guys, New Line Cinema, 2001.
Producer, The Mexican (also known as La Mexicana), DreamWorks, 2001.
Executive producer, Stark Raving Mad, Newmarket Capital Films, 2002.
Producer and executive soundtrack producer, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (also known as Kill Bill, Kill Bill1, and Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill: Volume One"), Miramax, 2003.
Producer, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (also known as Dirty Dancing 2), Lions Gate Films, 2004.
Producer, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (also known as Kill Bill, Kill Bill 2, and Vol. 2), Miramax, 2004.
Producer, Voces inocentes (also known as Innocent Voices), Slowhand Cinema Releasing, 2004.
Producer, The Chumscrubber, Newmarket Films, 2005.
Producer, The Great Raid, Miramax, 2005.
Executive producer, Goal! (also known as Goal! The Dream Begins), Buena Vista, 2005.
Producer, An Inconvenient Truth (documentary), Paramount Classics, 2006.
Executive producer, 88 Minutes, 2006.
Producer, Inglorious Bastards, Miramax, 2006.
Producer, Manhunt, 2007.
Officer Adams, Intruder (also known as Night Crew: The Final Checkout), Phantom Productions, 1988.
Garbage fight heckler, Lionheart (also known as A.W.O.L.—Absent without Leave, A.W.O.L., and Wrong Bet), Imperial Entertainment, 1990.
Young cop and voice for background radio play, Reservoir Dogs, Miramax, 1992.
Third guard, Ulterior Motives, Imperial Entertainment, 1993.
Yuppie, Fresh, Miramax, 1994.
"Long haired yuppie scum," Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994.
"Long haired yuppie scum," Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995.
Bar patron number one, White Man's Burden (also known as White Man), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.
(Uncredited) Man in diner, From Dusk Til Dawn, 1996.
Himself, Full Tilt Boogie (documentary), Miramax, 1997.
Vegas onlooker, The Mexican (also known as La Mexicana), DreamWorks, 2001.
Bar patron, Knockaround Guys, New Line Cinema, 2001.
Himself, Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (documentary short), Miramax Home Entertainment, 2002.
Himself, Pulp Fiction: The Facts (documentary short), Miramax Home Entertainment, 2002.
(Uncredited) Hotel clerk, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (also known as Kill Bill, Kill Bill 2, and Vol. 2), Miramax, 2004.
Television Work; Series:
Executive producer, Lost In Oz, The WB, 2002.
Executive producer, Dr. Vegas, CBS, 2004.
Executive producer, Build or Bust, 2005.
Television Work; Miniseries:
Executive producer, Legend of Earthsea, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.
Television Work; Movies:
Executive producer, Anatomy of a Hate Crime, PBS, 2001.
Executive producer, Nancy Drew, ABC, 2002.
Executive producer, The Survivors Club, CBS, 2004.
Television Work; Episodic:
Worked as a grip, Tales from the Darkside, syndicated.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Quentin Tarantino: Hollywood's Boy Wonder (documentary), BBC, 1994.
Himself, Hollywood Goes to Hell (documentary), 2000.
Himself, The Making of "Kill Bill: Volume 2," 2004.
Himself, "Pulp Fiction" on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect (documentary), Independent Film Channel, 2004.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
American Cinema, PBS, 1995.
Himself, "Anna and the King," HBO First Look, HBO, 1999.
Himself, The Making of "Kill Bill" (documentary), Bravo, 2003.
Himself, "Tarantino Special," Tracks, 2004.
Intruder (also known as Night Crew: The Final Checkout), Phantom Productions, 1988.
Billboard, August 16, 1997, p. 6.
Interview, September, 1994, p. 130.
SHOOT, July 21, 1995, p. 1; April 19, 1996, p. 52.
Variety, May 7, 2001, p. C8; May 16, 2005, p. S24.
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