Lawrence Bender
American film producer
Lawrence Bender
Lawrence Bender is an American film producer. He rose to fame by producing Reservoir Dogs in 1992 and has since produced all of Quentin Tarantino's films with the exception of Death Proof and Django Unchained.
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To capture dark world of dance, 'Flesh and Bone' used pro dancers and a 'Breaking Bad' writer
LATimes - over 1 year
When Sarah Hay, a soloist with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany, got an email a few years ago asking her to audition for a new TV series about dancing, she assumed it was a reality show and was understandably apprehensive. Then Hay, a Quentin Tarantino fan, noticed that Lawrence Bender,...
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Weekend Roundup: The WorldPost Hosts Fareed Zakaria
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
This week, The WorldPost hosted a book party in Los Angeles for CNN's Fareed Zakaria as part of the launch of his new treatise, "In Defense of a Liberal Education." He is also a member of the Berggruen Institute's 21st Century Council. Attendees included, among many others, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, former Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, financiers Steve Schwarzman, David Bonderman and Mohamed el-Erian, California State Senator Bob Hertzberg, former California Governor Gray Davis and Hollywood producers Brian Grazer, Lawrence Bender and Mike Medavoy. Economist Nouriel Roubini, essayist Pico Iyer and Harvard historian Niall Ferguson also attended. Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban sparred with Zakaria over the rights of Palestinians and the future of Israel as a democratic state. Jack Miles, editor of the "Norton Anthology of World Religions," writes in The WorldPost this week that America is losing in the Mideast because its foreign policy has been technology-fo ...
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"An Inconvenient Truth" Producer Lawrence Bender on HuffPost Live: Time to Double Down on Confronting Climate Change
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lawrence Bender, producer of "An Inconvenient Truth," and "Pulp Fiction," among many other movies, recently joined HuffPost Live with UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall and urban sustainability researcher Jon Christensen to discuss new research that shows how climate change will affect different parts of Los Angeles at the neighborhood scale. Until now, city planners, advisors, leaders and residents have been unable to properly estimate and prepare for anticipated changes in the climate. In response, researchers at UCLA down-scaled over 20 global climate models to better understand the local impacts of a changing climate. "Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region" is the first study to provide regional climate change predictions for the greater Los Angeles area, with unique predictions down to the neighborhood level. "For many people, climate change still feels too abstract and faraway," says Alex Hall. "This makes it more real. It's eye-opening to see how much it will wa ...
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Outed CIA Spy's Latest Battle
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Valerie Plame Wilson was an undercover operative in the CIA's counter-proliferation division. That line of work is also known as "spying," and in that capacity she made covert efforts to delay, deter and thwart rogue states and others from obtaining nuclear weapons. She performed such work for two decades, until her career was effectively ended after Washington Post columnist Robert Novak revealed her identity in a July 2003 column. The fallout from "Plamegate" further divided an already partisan Washington, as accusations flew that the unwelcome revelation was made for political reasons (to embarrass or discredit her husband, Joe Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador to two African nations, who had just penned a New York Times op-ed piece casting doubt on the weapons of mass destruction narrative that had justified the Bush administration's Iraq War). Now Plame is combating fallout of a different kind. As a "movement leader" of Global Zero -- an initiative to completely dism ...
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'Safe' Review: Jason Statham Gives This B-Movie Some A-Movie Cred
The Wrap - almost 5 years
When a champion thoroughbred is great at running around the track, fans don't complain that the horse always does the same thing. No one suggests that the filly should perhaps go in the opposite direction or complete a race on its hind legs. So if Jason Statham's character in “Safe” isn't particularly distinguishable from the intense, violent men he plays in the “Transporter” or “Crank” movies, who cares? In an era where matinee idols like Tom Cruise and Matt Damon can be turned into action stars, Statham injects his films with the kind of old-school, tough-guy intensity that made Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson into international icons. “Safe” winds up being a B-movie with A-movie credentials, and all the more entertaining for it. Boaz Yakin, whose work spans from feel-good hit “Remember the Titans” to gritty Sundance fave “Fresh” to the fluffy “Uptown Girls,” directs his own script, with Kevin Spacey and Lawrence Bender producing, Mark Mothersbaugh (of Wes-Anderson-via- ...
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In NY, Jason Statham looks to punch above his weight
LATimes - almost 5 years
NEW YORK -- Since he first appeared as Guy Ritchie's tough-talking muscle more than a decade ago, Jason Statham has pounded, head-butted, pummeled, hammered, shot, punched, knived, thrashed and battered countless of on-screen victims. But for all his Schwarzeneggerian ambitions, Statham has perhaps never racked up a body count as large as that of “Safe,” Boaz Yakin's new crime-themed action movie, which sees more blood and bullets than a small Central American war. At the movie’s New York premiere on Monday, Yakin was effusive about his star, and not just for his kill count. The actor, Yakin said before the screening, “adds some colors to the palette here, and he does it in a way that knocked me out." The pun was figurative. One hopes. The film, which Lionsgate releases next week, takes the director back to the street action of his acclaimed indie debut, “Fresh,” though this is a movie meant to sell tickets to a no-translation-required global action crowd as much as it's designed t ...
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Lawrence Bender: America's Young Minds: A Neglected Renewable Resource
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-5389" href="/Al+Gore+1">Al Gore</a> concluded An Inconvenient Truth by noting that political will is a renewable resource. I still believe that is true. But we all now know that the realm of politics by itself is not yet up to the task of addressing our world's climate crisis.
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Lawrence Bender: The Indispensable Choice: Eliminating Nuclear Weapons
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
Rather than retreating from the precipice of an avoidable disaster, almost all of the nine nuclear weapons countries are upgrading their nuclear arms, at an estimated total cost of one trillion dollars over the next decade.
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HAUTE AMBASSADOR : Dori's World - Haute Living
Google News - over 5 years
The top-tier guest list included Johnny Depp, Lawrence Bender, Tamara Beckwith, Caroline Stanbury, Richard and Chris Mack, Ali Rubler and Inga Rubenstein. There was a dinner for 300 people and an incredible performance by the legendary Grace Jones
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Jason Statham's "Safe" Movie Poster Out, Lionsgate Release October 28, 2011 - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Safe is produced by Lawrence Bender (Inglorious Bastards), with Boaz Yakin, (Remember the Titans) serving as its writer and director, and stars Jason Statham (The Mechanic, Crank 1 and Crank 2) as Jimmy, a former elite operative who must protect an
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Oil boom boosts law firms, too - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
When Lawrence Bender joined the energy practice of Fredrikson &amp; Byron, he was alone in the new Bismarck, ND, office with an oil boom about to skyrocket. Soon Bender oversaw a five-attorney office as legal needs for the oil industry hit warp speed
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Disc details: “MANIAC,” “INTRUDER,” new “EVIL DEAD II”! - FANGORIA
Google News - over 5 years
“For INTRUDER, we have an audio commentary with Scott Spiegel and [producer] Lawrence Bender,” Felsher tells Fango, “and a making-of documentary with Scott, Lawrence, [actress] Elizabeth Cox, Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Robert Kurtzman, Burr Steers,
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Dori's World: My Birthday Party In St Tropez - Haute Living
Google News - over 5 years
Coming out to party with me were Rena Sindi, Karen Larrain, Nicolas Berggruen, Jonanthan Lourie, Dino Lalvani, Thomas Leclerc, Cynthia Kaufman, Jennifer Raines, Jean-Pierre Murray, Alexander von Furstenberg, Ali Kay, Lawrence Bender and Sabrina Müller
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ENT: Soundtracks for the summer - The Sudbury Star
Google News - over 5 years
1 Original Soundtrack, produced by Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender; . Original motion picture soundtrack to Brokeback Mountain with original score and songs by Gustavo Santaolalla, featuring songs and new performances by Willie Nelson,
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Dori's Word: Dinner and Dancing at Simon Reuben's St Tropez Villa - Haute Living
Google News - over 5 years
It was a beautiful evening with Tamara Beckwith, Mark and Denise Rich, Lawrence Bender, Richard and Karen Lefrak, Guy Dellal, Dino Lalvani, Marjorie Gubelmann, Nicolas Berggruen and Larry Gagosian, We started with cocktails around the pool and then
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Lawrence Bender, Producer of An Inconvenient Truth (Podcast) - Treehugger
Google News - over 5 years
With a roster of iconic films and a whole shelf of gold statues, Lawrence Bender is one of America&#39;s most acclaimed producers. Since the release of Al Gore&#39;s slideshow turned Oscar winning documentary, the ripple effect of An Inconvenient Truth has
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lawrence Bender
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 55
    Lawrence Bender gave an interview for UMaine where he talks about his favorite UMaine memories. On May 11, 2013, he returned to The University of Maine to receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and share remarks during the 2013 Commencement ceremonies.
    More Details Hide Details He is a member of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    Bender has been working with Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor to create a television TV series based on the 2007 album Year Zero.
    More Details Hide Details Bender is also a passionate social and political activist and supports many causes. Bender is on the Advisory Board to the Dean at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and serves on the board of The Creative Coalition. He is a member of Council on Foreign Relations the Pacific Council. He is a recipient of the Torch of Liberty Award from the ACLU and spends much of his time throwing fundraisers for political and social causes in Los Angeles. Bender is on the Advisory Board for the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. He was named a Wildlife Hero by the National Wildlife Federation.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 31
    In 1989, he produced the film Intruder, in which leading roles are Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.
    More Details Hide Details His films to date, including such hits as Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, have been honored with 29 Academy Award nominations, including three for Best Picture, and have won 6. His film An Inconvenient Truth, which raised unprecedented awareness about climate change, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. His latest documentary, Countdown to Zero, features Tony Blair, Presidents, Musharef, Gorbachev, De Klerk and Carter among others, details the urgent risk posed by proliferation, terrorism, and accidental use of nuclear weapons. 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), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) and Inglourious Basterds. Lawrence has also produced, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights; Knockaround Guys; A Price Above Rubies; White Man's Burden; Killing Zoe; and Fresh. He produced the 2012 film Safe, which starred Jason Statham.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 21
    He is a graduate of The University of Maine, Class of 1979, majoring in Civil Engineering.
    More Details Hide Details While attending U-Maine Bender acquired a passion for dance. After graduating Bender wanted to be a dancer and followed that dream for several years until an injury sidelined him. In the 1980s, he worked as a grip on the syndicated anthology series Tales from the Darkside.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on October 17, 1957.
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