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Since the 1990’s, Lawrence Bender has made waves in the film world as a producer. Born in 1957 in New York City, he inevitably grew up in New Jersey before moving away for college. Graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Maine in 1979, Lawrence Bender’s following work in the film industry has been proven to be successful and rewarding. Lawrence Bender received an Independent Spirit Award for Pulp Fiction in 1995 and has been honored with many other notable nominations at the Academy Awards. Lawrence Bender has been nominated three times for Oscars due to his stand-out production work. He was nominated in 2010 for Best Motion Picture of the Year with Inglorious Basterds, in 1998 for Best Picture with Good Will Hunting, and in 1995 for Best Picture with his cult-classic, Pulp Fiction. Pulp Fiction is not only my favorite movie produced by Lawrence Bender because of the cast of influential superstars who appear in it, but it is my favorite because it proves to be a timeless cinematic masterpiece. Pulp Fiction was the movie that changed Hollywood forever and created trends that other producers strive to recreate even over two decades later. The film proves to be shocking in content, marking the first time you may see many alarming situations, such as a drug overdose mended by a man sticking a needle of adrenaline into a woman to revive her. These types of scenes and many other violent and torturous scenarios that fill nearly three hours of screen time in Pulp Fiction make this film entirely unforgettable. The depth of the movie, with multiple storylines intertwining together in the most meticulous ways, was also ahead of its time in cinematic history. This non-linear storyline was conveyed with characters who managed to be seen as cool, humorous and likable while remaining seductive, volatile and dangerous, leaving behind some of the most notable quotes in movie history. The chaotic nature of the film leaves it in the hearts of audiences worldwide forever. Pulp Fiction, produced by the talented Lawrence Bender, has earned its widely regarded title of one of the best films of all time.