The famous director was born on this day in 1928
Ground-breaking director, screenwriter, and producer Stanley Kubrick was born on this day in 1928
Famed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was born in New York City on July 26, 1928, and grew up in the Bronx, New York, where his father, Jacques Kubrick, worked as a doctor and his mother, Sadie Kubrick, was a housewife. He had a younger sister, Barbara. Kubrick. Kubrick began to explore the art of filmmaking in the 1950s. His first films were documentary shorts financed by friends and relatives. His first feature, the 1953 military drama Fear and Desire, was made independently of a studio—an uncommon practice for the time. Early into his filmmaking career, Kubrick acted as cinematographer, editor, and soundman, in addition to directing. Later, he would also write and produce. Stanley Kubrick died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack at his home in Childwickbury Manor, Hertfordshire, England, on March 7, 1999, hours after delivering a print of what would be his last film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999), to the studio. The film, starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (who were married at the time), went on to earn both commercial and critical acclaim, including Golden Globe and Satellite award nominations. Kubrick would only make 10 feature films from 1957 to 1999 and here are the top 5 best films (moon landing not included).
By Ken Warren, 2018
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