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Stanley Kubrick

Film Director
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Net worth 2018: $20 Million
Residence: Manhattan
Country: United States
BirthDay: 26 July 1928
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Died On: March 7, 1999
Education: William Howard Taft High School, City College of New York

Stanley Kubrick was bornon 26 July 1928 in Manhattan, American, is Film Director. Stanley Kubrick, considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers in American history, was a director cum producer known for his innovation in cinematography. A highly creative personality, he worked in a number of genres ranging from romance and crime to horror and science fiction. His interest in films stems from his childhood when he used to bunk classes to watch movies. He was an intelligent boy but had no passion for academic pursuits; in fact his high school grades were so low that he could not get into a decent college! He began his career as a photographer and learnt the aspects of cinematography and film production. He directed his first film at the age of 23—it was a short documentary about the boxer Walter Cartier. Film making intrigued the young Stanley and he tried to learn all he could about the art. He made his initial films on a shoestring budget, but his fate took a turn for the better with the release of ‘Spartacus’. The film became a smash hit and established Kubrick as a major director. He was fond of innovation; many of his films are credited to have introduced new elements in cinematography. He was not someone who shied away from controversy—artistic expression was all he cared about, as is evident from the range of topics he chose to film.


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The film revolved around the adventures of a fictional 18th century explorer


His film, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (1968) was a science fiction dealing with extraterrestrial life and artificial intelligence


His last film was ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ (1999), a story which revolves around the sexual adventures of a young couple


Alan Conway, a travel agent, impersonated him during the 1990’s successfully fooling many people into believing that he was the celebrated director


He made only two movies during the 1980’s: the psychological horror, ‘The Shining’ (1980), and war film ‘Full Metal Jacket’ (1987)


‘Barry Lyndon’ (1975) starring Ryan O’Neal and Marisa Berenson is considered to be one of Kubrick’s finest films


His 1971 film ‘A Clock work Orange’ with its violent and disturbing imagery provoked many controversies


Strangelove’, the 1964 black comedy by Kubrick was a political satire starring Peter Sellers and George Scott


In 1962, he made the highly controversial ‘Lolita’, adapted from Vladimir Nabokov’s novel of the same name


He got a big break with his 1960 movie ‘Spartacus’ which was based on a novel of the same name


He made three more movies during the decade: ‘Killer’s Kiss’ (1955), ‘The Killing’ (1956), and ‘Paths of Glory’ (1957)


His second marriage was to dancer Ruth Sobotka in 1954


He shot his first colour film, ‘The Seafarers’ in 1953


His second movie, ‘Flying Padre’ (1951) was a nine minute long documentary based on the life of a Catholic priest


He married his high school sweetheart Toba Metz in 1948


Because of his poor grades, he could not secure admission in any good college, and began attending evening classes at the City College of New York in 1946


He attended William Howard Taft High School and graduated in 1945

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