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Stanley Kubrick (1928–1999)


Stanley Kubrick was born in New York, and was considered intelligent despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick's father Jack (a physician) sent him in 1940 to Pasadena, California, to stay with his uncle Martin Perveler. Returning to the Bronx in 1941 for his last year of ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 43 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Former staff photographer for Look Magazine.

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 38 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 53 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Stanley Kubric

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on why he chose Shelley Duvall for The Shining (1980)] I had seen all of her films and greatly admired her work. I think she brought an instantly believable characterization to her part. The wonderful thing about Shelley is her eccentric quality. The way she talks, the way she moves, the way her nervous system is put together. Shelley seemed to be exactly the kind of woman who would marry someone... See more »

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Resisted conceptual analysis of his films, stating that he didn't want to have to explain what his films meant, and that he wanted each film to be judged on its own and not in his body of work. He further claimed that his method consisted simply of finding stories that interested him and trying to not repeat himself. See more »

Trademark:

[Beginning Voice-over] Paths of Glory (1957), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) and A Clockwork Orange (1971) all begin with a voice over, and The Killing (1956) features narration. See more »

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