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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 39 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968)
A Clockwork Orange
(1971)
Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon Director
(1975)
Eyes Wide Shut
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)
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Show Show Actor (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (9 credits)
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Other Works:

Former staff photographer for Look Magazine.

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 38 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 6 Interviews | 58 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:

Man isn't a noble savage, he's an ignoble savage. He is irrational, brutal, weak, silly, unable to be objective about anything where his own interests are involved- that about sums it up. I'm interested in the brutal and violent nature of man because it's a true picture of him. And any attempt to create social institutions on a false view of the nature of man is probably doomed to failure. See more »

Trivia:

Kubrick had started pre-production on Full Metal Jacket (1987) in 1980, a full seven years before it was theatrically released. The success of similar films during that time (particularly Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986) and John Irvin's Hamburger Hill (1987)) left him a bit jaded, feeling like he had been beaten at his own game. This sentiment stayed with him in the early 1990s when he decided to ... See more »

Trademark:

Often uses music to work against on-screen images to create a sense of irony. In A Clockwork Orange (1971), Alex sings "Singin' in the Rain" while raping Mrs. Alexander. In Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), images of nuclear holocaust are accompanied by the song "We'll Meet Again". The final scene in Full Metal Jacket (1987) has the battle hardened ... See more »

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Star Sign:

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