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Stanley Kubrick (1928–1999)


Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick's ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Shining
The Shining Director
(1980)
A Clockwork Orange
(1971)
2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968)
Full Metal Jacket
(1987)

Filmography

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 1980 The Shining
 1975 Barry Lyndon
 1962 Lolita
 1960 Spartacus
 1956 The Killing
 1955 Killer's Kiss
 1953 The Seafarers (Documentary short)
 1951 Day of the Fight (Documentary short)
 1951 Flying Padre (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Former staff photographer for Look Magazine.

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 38 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 57 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Stanley Kubric

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

Part of my problem is that I cannot dispel the myths that have somehow accumulated over the years. Somebody writes something, it's completely off the wall, but it gets filed and repeated until everyone believes it. For instance, I've read that I wear a football helmet in the car. See more »

Trivia:

In 1956, after MGM turned down a request from Kubrick and his producer partner James B. Harris to film Paths of Glory (1957), MGM then invited Kubrick to review the studio's other properties. Harris and Kubrick discovered Stefan Zweig's novel The Burning Secret, in which a young baron attempts to seduce a young Jewish woman by first befriending her twelve-year-old son, who eventually realizes the... See more »

Trademark:

Known for his exorbitant shooting ratio and endless takes, he reportedly exposed an incredible 1.3 million feet of film while shooting The Shining (1980), the release print of which runs for 142 minutes. Thus, he used less than 1% of the exposed film stock, making his shooting ratio an indulgent 102:1 when a ratio of 5 or 10:1 is considered the norm. See more »

Nickname:

SK

Star Sign:

Leo

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