From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) $500,000 Reservoir Dogs (1992) $40,000
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Usually has a small role in the movies he produces.
Lawrence Bender Trivia -
Together with Quentin Tarantino founded record company called A Band Apart Records. It will focus on film soundtracks and its releases will be distibuted through Maverick Records, owned by Madonna. [30 July 1997]
He holds the distinction of being the only producer to have two films in simultaneous competition at the Berlin Film Festival: Good Will Hunting (1997) and Jackie Brown (1997).
In addition to his feature film and television work, Bender has enjoyed success in producing commercials and music videos with his production company, A Band Apart. The company has produced commercial spots for such directors as Tim Burton, John Woo and McG. A Band Apart Music Videos represents top directors, including Nigel Dick, McG, and Wayne Isham. In 2001, the company shot 75 commercials and music videos and garnered 13 MTV Music Video Award nominations.
Is of Romanian descent.
Attended the University of Maine, where he studied civil engineering.
Former ballet dancer; after sustaining a dance injury, he moved into acting (where he studied under Sandra Seacat), and then finally producing.
Is mentioned in Jane Hamsher's book "Killer Instinct."
Lawrence Bender Detailed Biography -
Lawrence Bender (born 1958) is a Jewish-American film producer and occasional actor. He rose to fame by producing Reservoir Dogs in 1992 and has produced all of Quentin Tarantino's films since.
In the 1980s, he worked as a grip on the syndicated anthology series "Tales from the Darkside" (Laurel Entertainment).
In addition, he has been the producer on many other successful movies including Good Will Hunting, The Mexican and the From Dusk Till Dawn trilogy. He was an executive producer of the Legend of Earthsea TV miniseries.
Bender takes cameo roles in many of the films he produces: he was a police officer chasing Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs, a customer (long-haired yuppie scum) at the diner in Pulp Fiction, and a hotel clerk in Kill Bill Volume 2.
Since May 2005 Bender has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.