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)
(1971)
Barry Lyndon Director
(1975)
(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 Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)
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Show Show Additional Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (1 credit)
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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:

Kubrick, Jacob Leonard | Perveler, Sadie Gertrude

Relatives:

Martin Perveler (aunt or uncle)
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Personal Quote:

When you think of the greatest moments of film, I think you are almost always involved with images rather than scenes, and certainly never dialogue. The thing a film does best is to use pictures with music and I think these are the moments you remember. Another thing is the way an actor did something: the way Emil Jannings took out his handkerchief and blew his nose in The Blue Angel (1930), or ... See more »

Trivia:

A heavy chain smoker in his youth, he mostly quit smoking in the 1970s (his forties), but would still smoke occasionally under the pressure of his shoots. On the other hand, he was said to rarely ever drink alcohol. See more »

Trademark:

[Faces] Extreme close-ups of intensely emotional faces See more »

Nickname:

SK

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