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 & 65 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1968)
Barry Lyndon Director
(1975)
(1971)
(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) (directed by)
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Show Show Cinematographer (5 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)
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Show Show Sound department (4 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (46 credits)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
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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 »


Alternate Names:

Stanley Kubric

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Christiane Kubrick  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Anya Kubrick | See more »

Parents:

Jacob Leonard Kubrick | Sadie Gertrude Perveler

Relatives:

Martin Perveler (aunt or uncle)
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Personal Quote:

One of the things that gave me the most confidence in trying to make a film was seeing all the lousy films that I saw. Because I sat there and thought, "Well, I don't know a goddamn thing about movies, but I know I can make a film better than that". 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:

Adapted every film he made from a novel, excluding his first two films: Killer's Kiss (1955) and Fear and Desire (1953) (both from original source material), and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »

Nickname:

SK

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