Stanley Kubrick

Film Director / Cinematographer / Photographer / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Camera Operator / Executive Producer / Scenographer | * 07/26/1928 († 70, 03/07/1999) | Manhattan, New York (United States of America (USA))
Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American filmmaker and photographer. Widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, his films were nearly all adaptations of novels or short stories, spanning a number of genres and gaining recognition for their intense attention to detail, innovative cinematography, extensive set design, and dark humor. Born and raised in New York City, Kubrick was an average school student but displayed a keen interest in literature, photography, and film from a young age; he began to teach himself all aspects of film producing and directing after graduating from high school. After working as a photographer for Look magazine in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he began making low-budget short films and made his first major Hollywood film, The Killing, for United Artists in 1956. This was followed by two collaborations with Kirk Douglas: the anti-war film Paths of Glory (1957) and the historical epic film Spartacus (1960). In 1961, Kubrick left the U.S. due to concerns about crime in the coun... ()
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Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, writer, producer, and photographer who lived in England during most of the last four decades of his career. Kubrick was noted for the scrupulous care with which he chose his subjects, his slow method of working, the variety of genres he worked in, his technical perfectionism, and his reclusiveness about his films and personal life. He maintained almost complete artistic control, making movies according to his own whims and time constraints, but with the rare advantage of big-studio financial support for all his endeavors. Kubrick's films are characterized by a formal visual style and meticulous attention to detail—his later films often have elements of surrealism and expressionism that eschews structured linear narrative. His films are repeatedly described as slow and methodical, and are often perceived as a reflection of his obsessive and perfectionist nature. A recurring theme in his films is man's inhumanity to man. While often viewed as expressing an ironic pessimism, a few critics feel his films contain a cautious optimism when viewed more carefully.The film that first brought him attention to many critics was Paths of Glory (1957), the first of three films of his about the dehumanizing effects of war. Many of his films at first got a lukewarm reception, only to be years later acclaimed as masterpieces that had a seminal influence on many later generations of film-makers. Considered especially groundbreaking was 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) noted for being both one of the most scientifically realistic and visually innovative science-fiction films ever made while maintaining an enigmatic non-linear storyline. He voluntarily withdrew his film A Clockwork Orange (1971) from England, after it was accused of inspiring copycat crimes which in turn resulted in threats against Kubrick's family. His films were largely successful at the box-office, although Barry Lyndon (1975) performed poorly in the United States. Living authors Anthony Burgess and Stephen King were both unhappy with Kubrick's adaptations of their novels A Clockwork Orange and The Shining (1980) respectively, and both authors were engaged with subsequent adaptations. All of Kubrick's films from the mid-1950s to his death except for The Shining were nominated for Oscars, Golden Globes, or BAFTAs. Although he was nominated for an Academy Award as a screenwriter and director on several occasions, his only personal win was for the special effects in 2001: A Space Odyssey.Even though all of his films, apart from the first two, were adapted from novels or short stories, his works have been described by Jason Ankeny and others as "original and visionary". Although some critics, notably Andrew Sarris and Pauline Kael, frequently disparaged Kubrick's work, Ankeny describes Kubrick as one of the most "universally acclaimed and influential directors of the postwar era" with a "standing unique among the filmmakers of his day.".

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | War

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Awards & Nominations for Stanley Kubrick

BAFTA Fellowship Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ National Board of Review Award for Best Film BAFTA Award for Best Direction Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Sitges Grand Honorary Award 4x Academy Award for Best Director 4x Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay 3x Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director
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Movies with Stanley Kubrick as Actor(18)

as Self (archive footage)2021 A Forbidden Orange
as Self (archive footage)2020 Kubrick by Kubrick
as Self (Archival Footage)2018 Secrets of British Animation
as Self (archive footage)2018 Filmworker
as Self (archive footage)2018 Trumbull Land
as Self (archive footage)2014 Kubrick Remembered
as Self (archive footage)2012 Once Upon a Time… A Clockwork Orange
as Self (archive footage)2006 Edge of Outside
as Self (archive footage)2002 Dark Side of the Moon
as Self (archive footage)2001 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
as Man at Café Sonata (uncredited)1999 Eyes Wide Shut
as Murphy (voice) (uncredited)1987 Full Metal Jacket
as himself1980 Making 'The Shining'
as (voice) (uncredited)1968 2001: A Space Odyssey
as Self (man at ringside with camera) (uncredited)1951 Day of the Fight
as Theatre extra (Uncredited)1947 Dreams That Money Can Buy

Movies with Stanley Kubrick as Crew(51)

Directing/Director1999 Eyes Wide Shut
Production/Producer1999 Eyes Wide Shut
Writing/Screenplay1999 Eyes Wide Shut
Directing/Director1987 Full Metal Jacket
Production/Producer1987 Full Metal Jacket
Writing/Screenplay1987 Full Metal Jacket
Directing/Director1980 The Shining
Production/Producer1980 The Shining
Writing/Screenplay1980 The Shining
Directing/Director1975 Barry Lyndon
Production/Producer1975 Barry Lyndon
Writing/Screenplay1975 Barry Lyndon
Directing/Director1971 A Clockwork Orange
Production/Producer1971 A Clockwork Orange
Writing/Screenplay1971 A Clockwork Orange
Directing/Director1968 2001: A Space Odyssey
Production/Producer1968 2001: A Space Odyssey
Visual Effects/Visual Effects1968 2001: A Space Odyssey
Writing/Screenplay1968 2001: A Space Odyssey
Directing/Director1962 Lolita
Directing/Director1960 Spartacus
Camera/Additional Photography1957 Paths of Glory
Directing/Director1957 Paths of Glory
Production/Producer1957 Paths of Glory
Writing/Screenplay1957 Paths of Glory
Production/Executive Producer1957 Paths of Glory
Directing/Director1956 The Killing
Writing/Screenplay1956 The Killing
Camera/Director of Photography1955 Killer's Kiss
Directing/Director1955 Killer's Kiss
Editing/Editor1955 Killer's Kiss
Production/Producer1955 Killer's Kiss
Sound/Sound Editor1955 Killer's Kiss
Writing/Story1955 Killer's Kiss
Camera/Director of Photography1953 The Seafarers
Directing/Director1953 The Seafarers
Editing/Editor1953 The Seafarers
Sound/Sound1953 The Seafarers
Camera/Director of Photography1953 Fear and Desire
Directing/Director1953 Fear and Desire
Editing/Editor1953 Fear and Desire
Production/Producer1953 Fear and Desire
Camera/Director of Photography1951 Day of the Fight
Directing/Director1951 Day of the Fight
Production/Producer1951 Day of the Fight
Camera/Director of Photography1951 Flying Padre
Directing/Director1951 Flying Padre

TV Shows/Series with Stanley Kubrick as Crew(1)

Writing/Original Story2023 Napoleon

Additional Information

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Full Name: Stanley Kubrick
Born: Thursday, 07/26 1928 (July) in Manhattan, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 03/07 1999 (March) in Harpenden (aged: 70)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: City College of New York, William Howard Taft High School
Member of: Writers Guild of America, West
Spouses (current/former): Ruth Sobotka, Christiane Kubrick
Children: Vivian Kubrick
Influenced by/Role models: Max Ophüls
Other names for Stanley Kubrick (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Стэнли Кубрик"
"ستانلي كوبريك"
"스탠리 큐브릭"
"สแตนลีย์ คูบริก"
Stanley Kubrick frequently works together with these people:
Jan Harlan (12x, Actor)
Leon Vitali (9x, Actor)
Steven Spielberg (8x, Crew)
Christiane Kubrick (7x, Actress)
Vivian Kubrick (7x, Crew)
Malcolm McDowell (6x, Actor)
James B. Harris (6x, Crew)
Gerald Fried (6x, Crew)
Kirk Douglas (5x, Actor)
Brian W. Cook (5x, Crew)
Hans Richter (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:319, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/18/2024