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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick


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Also Known As: Died: March 6, 1999
Born: July 26, 1928 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Director ...


Photograph taken by Kubrick of a newsdealer on the day of President Franklin Roosevelt's death bought by <i>Look</i> magazine; Kubrick subsequently hired as a photographer for the magazine and worked there from 1946-1950
First short film as director (also screenwriter, director of photography and producer), the 16-minute documentary "Day of the Fight", about boxer Walter Cartier whom Kubrick had photographed for <i>Look</i> magazine
First medium-length film as director (also director of photography), the documentary "The Seafarers"
First feature film as director (also director of photography, editor and producer), "Fear and Desire"
Founded (with James B Harris) Harris-Kubrick Productions; partnership lasted through "Lolita" (1962)
Scripted first Harris-Kubrick production "The Killing" from Lionel White's thriller "Clean Break"
Adapted (along with Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson) Humphrey Cobb's World War I novel "Paths of Glory", starring Kirk Douglas; as an indictment of war, compared to Lewis Milestone's "All Quiet on the Western Front" and Jean Renoir's "La Grande Illusion"
Signed contract with MGM but released after making no films
Hired by Marlon Brando to direct the Western "One-Eyed Jacks"; left the project after six months; Brando went on to direct (date approximate)
Replaced Anthony Mann as the director of "Spartacus", at the time the most expensive movie ever made in America
Moved to Great Britain, which stood in for America in "Lolita"; based in London ever since
Scripted along with Terry Southern and Peter George from George's novel "Red Alert" the apocalyptic black comedy "Dr Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"; also directed, produced and served as special photographic effects designer; Kubrick garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay
Wrote, produced, directed and designed the effects for "2001: A Space Odyssey"; received Oscar for Best Special Effects and nominations as Best Director and for Best Screenplay
Produced, directed and adapted "A Clockwork Orange" from the Anthony Burgess novel; received Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Picture and as Best Director
Last feature for five years, "Barry Lyndon"; wrote, produced and directed; again personally nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay
Returned to features with screen adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shining"
First feature in seven years, "Full Metal Jacket", based on Gustav Hasford's novel "The Short Timers"; shared an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay
Announced casting of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in feature "Eyes Wide Shut" and began lensing in November; completed shooting in 1998; film released posthumously in the summer of 1999
"A.I. Artificial Intelligence", a film based on his unproduced screenplay, written and directed by Steven Spielberg released

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