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How Lawrence Bender Made ‘Good Will Hunting’ Possible

Lawrence Bender has become one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Rising to fame during the 1990s, he’s produced dozens of blockbuster movies and TV shows. However, one of his best works, in my opinion, is “Good Will Hunting.”

“Good Will Hunting” tells the story of the self-taught math prodigy Will Hunting who performs custodial work for the local university. Hunting is able to solve complex math equations  that leave students and professionals alike stumped. Without revealing any major spoilers, Hunting gets into trouble with the law and is offered a deal by his professor. The professor tells Hunting that he’ll get leniency if he agrees to go therapy.

“Good Will Hunting” excels in its ability to meld a variety of emotions into a single film. It’s funny, inspiring and heartwarming all at once. Furthermore, it touches on some really polarizing views, creating a visceral reaction with viewers.

To put the popularity of “Good Will Hunting” into perspective, it was ranked 53 on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of top 100 films. It was also nominated for nine Academy Awards, two of which it won: Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

“Good Will Hunting” hit theaters in December 1997, but Lawrence Bender was already a highly skilled movie producer by that time. After growing up in the Bronx, he enrolled in the University of Maine (UMaine) where he earned a degree in civil engineering. In 1985, Lawrence Bender changed direction and began pursuing a career as a movie producer. It wasn’t long before he had secured a job working as the producer for “Tales from the Darkside.” This was a pivotal moment for the young producer as it introduced him to the industry and paved the way for his future success in Hollywood.

“Good Will Hunting” has a star-studded cast consisting of Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Mini Driver. Being the film’s producer, Lawrence Bender was responsible for recruiting the cast. If it weren’t for his expertise, perhaps “Good Will Hunting” wouldn’t have been made.

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TV Listings by Lawrence Bender

Born Lawrence Kirk Bender on October 17, 1957, he is an American producer. He is of Romanian ancestry. Lawrence graduated with Civil Engineering in 1979 from the University of Maine. This is a passion said to have been adopted by his grandfather. Bender once was a ballet dancer before setting foot in the film industry. His first production was in 1989 with the movie Intruder.

Lawrence Bender’s fame has made a significant way by even having his productions appearing in different TV Shows and listings. In these TV programmes, it wouldn’t be a wonder to find two of his works in a single day or maybe thrice a week. His work has also made way into the most significant channels in the United States as well as DirecTV and dish networks offering comedy, action, and drama. Most notably his films are in MOMAX, STZEN, and WGNA.

In his filmography, Lawrence Bender has four titles under his projects in development umbrella. These include Fonzo, Kill Bill: Vol.3, and Rocketman where he is the producer. Also, Lawrence Bender has a TV Movie: Rosewell where he is the executive producer. He has two films in production entitled: A Civilized Life and The Widow both of which he is the producer. Bender has a count of 52 past movies and videos which include 2017’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth of Power. There is a count of 16 titles of his previous television shows including ten episodes 2018 TV Series: Seven Seconds.

Despite being a producer, Lawrence Bender has 23 titles of what is named as self. These are ones that he has been featured himself. They include among many 2012’s Quentin Tarantino: 20 years of Filmmaking, famous TV Series: Real Time with Bill Maher and The L Word where he has featured in one episode. To date, most of his films and shows are available on the internet where people stream and watch online. According to a study on the TVGuide website, many people are streaming his all-time movies, and the number is still escalating. In a website Reelgood which is a Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO and 50+ others all in one app, a list of all his films which has directed, written, acted in and produced – all under one roof. It offers a wide range of choices where you can sort them by category, popularity, and release date. They also are available in alphabetical order or by their IMDB ranking in order.