Stanley Kubrick (1928–1999)


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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 45 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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(1968)
(1971)
Barry Lyndon Director
(1975)
Eyes Wide Shut Director
(1999)

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) (directed by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Former staff photographer for Look Magazine.

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 38 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 58 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Stanley Kubric

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo Da Vinci had written at the bottom of the canvas, "The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover"? This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don't want this to happen to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »

Trivia:

Considered the collaboration between Anthony Michael Hall and John Hughes as "the most promising since James Stewart and Frank Capra". He also wanted to cast Hall as Private Joker in Full Metal Jacket (1987), but disagreements with the salary and scheduling conflicts prevented this. See more »

Trademark:

Slow-paced dialogue; often had actors pause several beats between line delivery. Also, rarely (if ever) did his dialogue overlap. See more »

Nickname:

SK

Star Sign:

Leo

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