Quentin Tarantino has made many of America’s classic films, but he didn’t do it alone. Through most of Tarantino’s struggles, he had Lawrence Bender at his side, acting as producer for many of Tarantino’s greatest accomplishments in film.
When Tarantino’s first project, Reservoir Dogs, was being created, Bender was there to assist Tarantino with financial backing and additional support. Since the release of this movie, Bender and Tarantino have worked together nearly a dozen times.
The two film giants even partnered together to create their own production company in the early 1990s. This company was named A Band A Part, and it was in operation until 2006.
Lawrence Bender doesn’t restrict his work to Tarantino projects. He has also produced documentaries, television, and music videos.
Lawrence Bender is familiar with the crime genre, producing a large number of films in this category. One of these films is Knockaround Guys, which starred Vin Diesel, Barry Pepper, John Malkovich, and Dennis Hopper.
The film centers around four sons of prominent mob-bosses who were tasked with retrieving a large amount of cash from a small-town sheriff. This task prepares them for future leadership, and they realize exactly what type of work their parents do.
The film opened with a mediocre response from critics. It was directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien.
Good Will Hunting
This is a more popular, more critically accepted effort from Lawrence Bender. This film stars Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Minnie Driver. The film was written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
The plot of Good Will Hunting focuses on a young man named Will who works as a janitor at MIT. One day, while making the rounds at the school, he comes across a complex math equation on the board and solves it.
The movie centers around all parts of Will’s life. Therapy, love, and friendship are just a few of the things Will deals with in the movie.