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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

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

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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Former staff photographer for Look Magazine.

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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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[on his early career, starting with Fear and Desire (1953)] A pretentious, inept and boring film--a youthful mistake costing about $50,000--but it was distributed by Joseph Burstyn in the art houses and caused a little ripple of publicity and attention . . . I mean, there were people around who found some good things in it, and on the strength of that I was able to raise private financing to make... See more »

Trivia:

Kubrick and his partner James B. Harris, during the development of Lolita (1962), hired Marlon Brando's friend Carlo Fiore -- whom Kubrick had worked with on the development of One-Eyed Jacks (1961) -- to write a screenplay of Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Kamera obskura," which Fiore had optioned himself. Written in Russian in 1932, "Kamera obskura" was first translated into English around 1938 as "... See more »

Trademark:

Preferred mono sound over stereo. Only three of his movies - Spartacus (1960), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - were originally done in stereo sound. See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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