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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 ...
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1945:
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
1951:
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
1953:
First medium-length film as director (also director of photography), the documentary "The Seafarers"
1953:
First feature film as director (also director of photography, editor and producer), "Fear and Desire"
1955:
Founded (with James B Harris) Harris-Kubrick Productions; partnership lasted through "Lolita" (1962)
1956:
Scripted first Harris-Kubrick production "The Killing" from Lionel White's thriller "Clean Break"
1957:
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"
1957:
Signed contract with MGM but released after making no films
1960:
Hired by Marlon Brando to direct the Western "One-Eyed Jacks"; left the project after six months; Brando went on to direct (date approximate)
1960:
Replaced Anthony Mann as the director of "Spartacus", at the time the most expensive movie ever made in America
1961:
Moved to Great Britain, which stood in for America in "Lolita"; based in London ever since
1963:
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
1968:
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
1971:
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
1975:
Last feature for five years, "Barry Lyndon"; wrote, produced and directed; again personally nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay
1980:
Returned to features with screen adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shining"
1987:
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
1996:
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
2001:
"A.I. Artificial Intelligence", a film based on his unproduced screenplay, written and directed by Steven Spielberg released

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