Lawrence Bender Brought Passion to An Inconvenient Truth

Many years after its original release, An Inconvenient Truth continues to gain a following. Documentaries don’t always do well at the box office. In fact, for many decades documentaries were considered loss leaders. The producers and directors didn’t make much money with their projects, but the films helped them establish a career. An Inconvenient Truth earned its place on the list of documentary features that earned millions at the worldwide box office. Al Gore’s cinematic project gained a lot of help from producer Lawrence Bender.

Bender’s significant experience as a film producer allowed him to guide the production of An Inconvenient Truth in the direction it needed to go. When the right producer works on a project, the film has a greater chance of success. An Inconvenient Truth did feature topical subject matter, but interest in climate change alone won’t be enough to attract a significant audience. The production must combine delivering information and entertainment in a package worth buying a movie ticket for. Otherwise, a documentary can turn out to be a boring affair. One way to avoid boredom involves bringing together a passionate group of filmmakers. Bender clearly has a passion for the subject matter. His biography outside of the film world reveals this to be the case.

Lawrence Bender works tirelessly at environmental causes. Currently, he acts as an advisory board co-chair at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. Bender makes his advocacy for preventing global warming and climate change well known. Both before and beyond the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Lawrence Bender was committed to the cause presented in the documentary.

Since he maintained such a strong interest in the subject matter, Lawrence Bender worked tirelessly to make sure the finished project delivered on all expectations. With former Vice President Al Gore prominently featured in the documentary, expectations were high. After its release, An Inconvenient Truth won the Academy Award in the documentary category. The film’s artistic merits simply can’t be questions.

Nor could the film’s box office appeal. An Inconvenient Truth made a lot of money at the box office. The ticket sales figures don’t lie.

About “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”

Sean Penn is well-known as a Hollywood actor and now being a writer is uniquely qualified to talk about his new adventure in writing novels and stories. His experiences in the movie industry as well as real life – good, bad and otherwise – is well depicted in his recent interview with Trevor Noah of Vogue magazine. Talking to Trevor, Sean Penn indicates how his life has turned after a couple of incidents in the past years. Sean understands and brings a great depth and breadth of experience when it comes to celebrities facing controversies like him.


During the interview with Vogue, Sean Penn takes the audience through the process of his new gig and talks about his novel titled “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. The fictional creation is about the main character who lives double life as a worker during the day and killer at night. Questions, doubts and suggestions from the host are handled by Sean in a light and firm manner. As is always noted in many other interviews, Sean Penn’s remarks are sprinkled with notes, facts, opinions as well as quotes.


Sean Penn says his new novel is a good read, well organized and plainly written for his audience to keep them interesting throughout the book. He is here with this great book to get people buy and read it and be a part of discussion. It is the most comprehensive book that Sean Penn has ever wrote and according to the interview, he is planning to write more books in the near future as well. Perhaps, most importantly, he says he has written in a style that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Just like his movies, Sean Penn knows thoroughly the most valuable aspect his audience is looking for in a new venture and explains it to Trevor Noah. Sean Penn’s advice is to never give up hope in life and to make peace with what you believe in. This he says in reference to his controversial friendship with the Late Venezuelan President as well as accusations from #MeToo movement.