Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

Highest Rated: 98% The Killing (1956)

Lowest Rated: 75% Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Birthday: Jul 26, 1928

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

Director Stanley Kubrick was one of the most consistently fascinating filmmakers in the latter half of the 20th century. Just as his singularly brilliant visual style won him great acclaim, his unconventional sense of narrative and seeming lack of overt emotionalism often elicited critical puzzlement. Emerging onto the filmmaking scene with films like "Killer's Kiss" (1953) and "The Killing" (1956), Kubrick truly arrived with his bleak antiwar epic "Paths of Glory" (1957). After playing the role of director-for-hire on the sword and sandal epic "Spartacus" (1960), Kubrick entered the pantheon of great filmmakers with "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb" (1964), often cited as the finest political satire ever made. Continuing that tradition, he directed the technically brilliant "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968), which was hailed as the best science fiction film of all time. Kubrick courted controversy with the ultraviolent "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) before making what many considered to be one of his best films, "Barry Lyndon" (1975). With "The Shining" (1980), Kubrick waded into the horror genre with exacting aplomb, and later helmed the intense Vietnam War drama "Full Metal Jacket" (1987). Twelve years later, Kubrick directed his final film, "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), which managed to garner its share of controversy even after his death prior to its release. Cited by many filmmakers from Steven Spielberg to Woody Allen as being a source of inspiration, Kubrick remained a unique artist capable of a wide diversity. Kubrick laid claim to a distinctive style of cinema often imitated, but never duplicated.

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Credit
75% 73% Eyes Wide Shut Director,
Writer,
Producer
$55.7M 1999
92% 94% Full Metal Jacket Director,
Writer,
Producer
$42.9M 1987
84% 93% The Shining Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1980
91% 92% Barry Lyndon Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1975
88% 93% A Clockwork Orange Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1971
92% 89% 2001: A Space Odyssey Director,
Writer,
Producer
$1.3M 1968
98% 94% Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1964
91% 84% Lolita Director - 1962
93% 87% Spartacus Director $1.7M 1960
95% 95% Paths of Glory Director,
Writer
- 1957
98% 92% The Killing Director,
Writer
- 1956
86% 58% Killer's Kiss Director,
Writer (Story),
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1955
No Score Yet 15% The Seafarers Director,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1953
80% 36% Fear and Desire Director,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1953

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