Lawrence Bender is possibly one of the greatest film producers of our time. He has created such wonderful works over the years, some of them very popular like Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, and Inglourious Basterds. The thing with Lawrence Bender is that he wasn’t always into film. In fact, it was quite late when he got started compared to other producers.
Lawrence Bender grew up and was raised in the Bronx, New York City, New York in 1957 to a family of Jewish descendants. While he was growing up and going to high school, his goal was to become a civil engineer. This was mainly due to the fact that his grandfather was a civil engineer and because there were great jobs in that field. Long story short, Lawrence Bender enrolled at the University of Maine to pursue a degree in civil engineering. He graduated in 1979.
After college, it was Lawrence Bender’s goal to become a professional dancer. This was when Bender first started to really enjoy the arts. Unfortunately, an injury permanently sidelined him from doing what he truly loved: dancing. The good news is that Bender was able to pick up a new love of filmmaking.
There are many great films produced by Lawrence Bender but Good Will Hunting would have to be my favourite out of them all. In the film, Will Hunting is raised as an orphan and has a pretty abusive relationship with his guardians. He has a really tough time getting over his past as this follows him throughout his life. He works as a janitor on the late shift at MIT. What people don’t know is that he is a genius. One night, he spots a relatively difficult problem on the wall that the students and faculty can’t figure out. Once he solves the problem, he is later tracked down by the professor. This person’s name is Sean Maguire. In the movie, Maguire leads Hunting through some of life’s toughest challenges. All in all, the challenges that Hunting faces regularly throughout the movie and how he overcomes them is why I like the movie so much