Los Angeles, California
Lawrence Bender, producer and political activist, has a career that spans two decades of producing highly successful films. Bender’s films to date include such hits as Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting and most recently, Inglourious Basterds; they have been honored with 21 Academy Award nominations, including two for Best Picture, and have won five. His film, An Inconvenient Truth, which raised unprecedented awareness about climate change won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He was nominated for a Producer’s Guild Award for Good Will Hunting. Other films include, From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Anna and the King (1999), The Mexican (2001), Innocent Voices (2004), and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997) and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (2004).
Bender also serves on the advisory board to the Dean at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.