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Born: May 30, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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About working with Kubrick: "Remember that at the time most sci-fi films were really grade B movies. They were low-budget affairs with poor special effects. Stanley Kubrick was about to change all that ...

"I had never seen sets of that scale indoors. There was so much detail. It was really mindboggling ...

"Kubrick was extremely supportive. He had a real respect for the actors. You felt that. He also had a quiet sense of himself that ultimately spoke of great power ...

"I remember one day when we were ready to shoot and Stanley said he didn't like our boots. For some reason, they weren't quite right. I recall we didn't shoot that day. We simply shot the next day ...

"Kubrick knew every bit as much as the director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth. The sequence when they followed me walking down the corridor on the way to disconnect HAL was all hand-held. Believe it or not, Kubrick did all the hand-held work himself." --Dullea to Cinefantastique, Spring 1994.

Of his love for the theater: "It is a greater challenge for the actor in me. The magical interaction between actor and audience is something you can't get with film. I always jokily say that films pay the pocket book and theatre pays the soul ... " --Keir Dullea in Empire, April 1998.

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