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Birth Place: Bronx, NY

Birthday: July 26, 1928, Leo

Profession: Director, Producer, Writer

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Fast Facts

  • Was a teenage chess prodigy who won money playing matches.
  • Hired as a staff photographer by Look magazine at age 17.
  • Began his career as a director by helming two short films in 1951–Day of the Flight and Flying Padre. 
  • Moved to London to shoot Lolita because Peter Sellers was unable to leave the country; Kubrick ended up living in England for the rest of his life.
  • Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Direction for four straight movies–Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Barry Lyndon (1975).  He lost all four times.
  • Renowned for his perfectionism and slow shooting method; Guinness Book of World Records states he made Shelley Duvall do 127 retakes for a scene in The Shining (1980).
  • Steven Spielberg dedicated A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) to Kubrick, who worked on the script and was planning to direct before his death.
  • Made just 13 features in 46 years, but three are on the AFI list of 100 Greatest American Movies.
  • Portrayed by Stanley Tucci in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).

Awards

  • 1975, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
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  • 1968, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1975, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1975, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1968, BAFTA Film Awards — United Nations Award: Nominee
  • 1964, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1972, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Nominee
  • 1975, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Winner
  • 1960, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film and British Film: Nominee
  • 1968, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1972, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1963, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1961, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1997, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1964, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1968, Oscar — Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Winner
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1964, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
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  • 1968, Oscar — Best Writing (Story and Screenplay--written directly for the screen): Nominee
  • 1964, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Vivian Kubrick — Daughter
  • Ruth Sobotka — Ex-wife
  • Anya Kubrick — Daughter
  • Christiane Kubrick — Wife
  • Toba Metz — Ex-wife
  • Jacques Kubrick — Father
  • Gertrude Kubrick — Mother
  • Katharina Kubrick Hobbs — Stepdaughter

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