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Lawrence Bender is in the midst of an impressive career as a Hollywood producer. Bender, a Bronx native and University of Maine Civil Engineering graduate, kicked off his highlight reel career with a string of critical and commercial hits, including Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Inglourious Basterds, Good Will Hunting and Pulp Fiction. However, An Inconvenient Truth may be Lawrence Bender’s best work to date.

An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary about the present and future consequences of global warming. The film shows in no uncertain terms what our society has done to cause global warming, how we are failing to correct our mistakes and what we must do to reverse our irresponsible and reprehensible treatment of this planet before it is too late. The film is headlined by former Vice President Al Gore. For Vice President Gore, who is featured heavily throughout the film, which follows him on a environmental issues lecture tour, the film is clearly a passion project.

An Inconvenient Truth is engrossing from start to finish and does an outstanding job of clearly informing the audience about the dire circumstances the planet Earth and its inhabitants are facing. It is my favorite Lawrence Bender film, because it is more than just a film.

An Inconvenient Truth won Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Documentary Feature. It is not the only Oscar-winning film Lawrence Bender has brought to the big screen. Lawrence Bender also produced Academy Award-winning films Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds.