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Stanley Kubrick


Iconic director, cinematographer and screenwriter who excelled across several genres using the 1968 sci-fi traditional 2001: AN AREA Odyssey, the seminal 1980 horror The Glowing, the 1971 crime drama A Clockwork Orange, as well as the 1964 politics satire Dr. Strangelove or: THE WAY I Learned to avoid Worrying, and Appreciate the Bomb. Along with his inventive usage of the camcorder, especially in 2001: AN AREA Odyssey, he’s widely considered perhaps one of the most important filmmakers of all-time. An unhealthy student in senior high school, he continued to attend night time classes at Town College of NY while working being a freelance professional photographer. He received his initial job as an employee professional photographer for Look Mag. After Anthony Mann was terminated as director from the traditional drama Spartacus weekly into creation, and following the starting scene have been filmed, Kubrick was employed to dominate. It might be his 5th directorial feature and it continued to earn the 1960 Golden World for Best FILM – Crisis. He wedded his third wife Christiane Kubrick on Apr 14, 1958. He previously three kids: Vivian, Katharina and Anya. He aimed Peter Sellers within the 1962 version from the book Lolita and in Dr. Strangelove or: THE WAY I Learned to avoid Worrying and Appreciate the Bomb.

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Full Name Stanley Kubrick
Date Of Birth July 26, 1928
Died March 7, 1999, Childwickbury Manor
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Director
Education William Howard Taft High School, Columbia University, City College of New York
Nationality American
Spouse Christiane Kubrick, Ruth Sobotka, Toba Metz
Children Vivian Kubrick, Anya Kubrick, Katharina Kubrick
Parents Gertrude Kubrick, Jacques Leonard Kubrick
Siblings Barbara Kubrick
Awards Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Film, Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, BAFTA Fellowship, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, DGA Lifetime Achievement Award, Bodil Award for Best American Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Producer, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film, National Board of Review Award for Best Director, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year, Nastro d'Argento for the Director of the Best Film, David di Donatello Luchino Visconti Award, David di Donatello European David Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Comedy, French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Award for Best Foreign Film, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Kinema Junpo Award for Best Foreign Language Film Director, Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas, Directors Guild of Great Britain Lifetime Achievement Award, Nocciola d'Oro Award
Nominations Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Lion, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Grand Jury Prize, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay, BAFTA United Nations Award, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Drama, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama
Movies The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket, Lolita, Paths of Glory, Spartacus, The Killing, Fear and Desire, Killer's Kiss, Day of the Fight, Flying Padre: An RKO-Pathe Screenliner, The Seafarers, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Star Sign Leo

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1It's long been rumored that Kubrick repeatedly failed to destroy the negative but was unsuccessful because he had lost the rights to the film.
2Kubrick's wife and Jan Harlan, founders of the Stanley Kubrick Estate feel that Michael Herr's book on the director is the most accurate personal account and Alison Castle's book by Taschen is the most comprehensive.
3Kubrick loved animals. When he died, he had a Highland Terrier. seven Golden Retrievers. one Scotch Terrier, eight cats, and four Fern Donkeys.
4Shares his birthday with famed psychologist Carl Jung whose work is cited in "Full Metal Jacket".
5Among his eccentricities was calling people multiple times a day whenever he had an idea about something, even if it was in the middle of the night. Kubrick himself was a night owl who rarely slept more than a few hours.
6He was known for being a perfectionist, although he denied this. He'd kept doing takes because he felt that his actors, even though they got the right idea, he thought they weren't happy. When the Shining came out, there was a scene in the ending with Wendy and Danny in the hospital but Kubrick hated it and asked it to be removed just after a week after its release. Dorian Harewood, who played Eightball From Full Metal Jacket, said in an interview that Kubrick was a perfectionist. Kubrick called Harewood a few days later denying that he was a perfectionist.
7Resisted conceptual analysis of his films, stating that he didn't want to have to explain what his films meant, and that he wanted each film to be judged on its own and not in his body of work. He further claimed that his method consisted simply of finding stories that interested him and trying to not repeat