Stanley Kubrick's biography
Stanley Kubrick is 71 years old film director born at The Bronx. Stanley was born on Thursday 26th of July 1928. Stanley is often nicknamed as SK. According to year of birth 1928 Stanley belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 26th of July means Stanley is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.He was married 2 times.
He is white american. He is citizen of United States of America. Stanley is atheist. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know him also as cinematographer, photographer, film producer, screenwriter, film editor, camera operator, executive producer, chess player, scenographer, director. Stanley is recently known as producer.
Stanley Kubrick's family
Stanley Kubrick's ex wifes
Stanley Kubrick and Christiane Kubrick have been together since 1958 for 41 years. She is known as actor. Stanley´s ex wife was born on Tuesday 10th of May 1932 in Brunswick.
Stanley Kubrick and Ruth Sobotka have been together since 1954 for 3 years. She is known as dancer. Stanley´s ex wife was born on Friday 4th of September 1925 in Vienna. Stanley´s ex wife died on Saturday 17th of June 1967 in New York City. Ruth Sobotka was 39 years old, when this happened.
He has 1 daughter.
Stanley Kubrick's daughter: Vivian Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick's daughter's name is Vivian Kubrick. She is known as film director. His daughter was born on Friday 5th of August 1960 in Los Angeles.
Stanley Kubrick's schools
We found 2 schools Stanley attended. Complete list of schools: City College of New York, William Howard Taft High School.
Detailed informations about Stanley´s schools
Stanley studied high school - William Howard Taft High School, Bronx, NY.
Stanley studied university - City College of New York.
Stanley Kubrick's career
His main focus is to be film director. He is famous thanks to 2001: A Space Odyssey. He is also a member of Writers Guild of America West.
Is Stanley Kubrick gay ?
He is known to be straight.
How did Stanley Kubrick die
Stanley died on on Sunday 7th of March 1999 when he was 71 years old at Harpenden. Stanley Kubricks death was caused by heart failure. It happend like natural causes.
Awards and competitions
Stanley Kubrick's Awards
- He received award for Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for work 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968
Stanley Kubrick's Rankings
- Ranked #4 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Greatest directors ever!" 
Stanley Kubrick's Nominations
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
- Stanley was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director for work 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968
- Stanley was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director for work A Clockwork Orange in 1970
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay for work 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for work A Clockwork Orange in 1970
- Stanley was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for work Full Metal Jacket in 1987
- Stanley was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture
- Stanley was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture for work A Clockwork Orange in 1970
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for work 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968
- He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director for work The Shining in 1981
What Stanley Kubrick has done for a first time
- In 1950, after creating and publishing a photo essay for Look magazine on boxing, he used the proceeds from the sale to the magazine to make his first film, a 16-minute documentary on the same subject entitled Day of the Fight (1951).
- First grew his famous beard during the making of "2001:A Space Odyssey". He kept the beard for the rest of his life and kept his hair long.
- Legendary director Billy Wilder was a great admirer of Kubrick, and claimed that Kubrick "never made a bad picture." Wilder also once told Cameron Crowe that the first half of Full Metal Jacket was "the best picture I've ever seen.".
Stanley Kubrick's quotes
- I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
- A film is--or should be--more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
- I would not think of quarreling with your interpretation nor offering any other, as I have found it always the best policy to allow the film to speak for itself.
- Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write "War and Peace" in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling.
- Art consists of reshaping life but it does not create life, nor cause life.
- The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
- If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.
- The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
- [on the complaint that his films were emotionally cold] I ought not to be regarded as a once happy man who has been bitten in the jugular and compelled to assume the misanthropy of a vampire.
- I've got a peculiar weakness for criminals and artists, neither takes life as it is. Any tragic story has to be in conflict with things as they are.
- Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.
- A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper.
- The destruction of this planet would have no significance on a cosmic scale.
- I have a wife, three children, three dogs, seven cats. I'm not a Franz Kafka, sitting alone and suffering.
- To make a film entirely by yourself, which initially I did, you may not have to know very much about anything else, but you must know about photography.
- Sanitized violence in movies has been accepted for years. What seems to upset everybody now is the showing of the consequences of violence.
- [on Charles Chaplin] Chaplin is all content and little form. Nobody could have shot a film in a more pedestrian way than Chaplin.
- [on why he shoots so many takes] Because actors don't know their lines.
- I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want.
- Observancy is a dying art.
- The essence of dramatic form is to let an idea come over people without it being plainly stated. When you say something directly, it's simply not as potent as it is when you allow people to discover it for themselves.
- There are very few directors, about whom you'd say you automatically have to see everything they do. I'd put Fellini, Bergman and David Lean at the head of my first list, and Truffaut at the head of the next level.
- One of the things that gave me the most confidence in trying to make a film was seeing all the lousy films that I saw. Because I sat there and thought, "Well, I don't know a goddamn thing about movies, but I know I can make a film better than that".
- The feel of the experience is the important thing, not the ability to verbalize or analyze it.
- I've never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, "Don't try to fly too high", or whether it might also be thought of as "Forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings".
- I think aesthetically recording spontaneous action, rather than carefully posing a picture, is the most valid and expressive use of photography.
- Music is one of the most effective ways of preparing an audience and reinforcing points that you wish to impose on it. The correct use of music, and this includes the non-use of music, is one of the great weapons that the filmmaker has at his disposal.
- A director can't get anything out of an actor that he doesn't already have. You can't start an acting school in the middle of making a film.
- [explaining his hatred of interviews] There is always the problem of being misquoted or, what's even worse, of being quoted exactly.
- [on Schindler's List (1993)] Think that's about the Holocaust? That was about success, wasn't it? The Holocaust is about six million people who get killed. Schindler's List is about 600 who don't.
- Everything has already been done. Every story has been told, every scene has been shot. It's our job to do it one better.
- [on Wojciech Pszoniak after seeing him in Danton (1983)] I'd love to use that Polish actor in something.
- [on George Lucas] If I made as much money as George Lucas, I would not decide to become a studio mogul. I cannot understand why he doesn't want to direct films anymore, because American Graffiti (1973) and even Star Wars were very good.
- A director is a kind of idea and taste machine; a movie is a series of creative and technical decisions and it's the director's job to make the right decisions as frequently as possible.
Stanley Kubrick's height, body shape, eye color
Lets describe how Stanley Kubrick looks. We will focus on his height, body shape, eye color and hair color. Stanley is tall as 5' 8½" (174 cm). Body build is large. His eyes are tinted brown - light. His hair is shade of black.