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A director of unique vision, Stanley Kubrick was born July 26, 1928, in the Bronx, New York. At age 13, he developed an interest in photography and later worked as a shutterbug for Look magazine.

Kubrick found his way into filmmaking in 1951 with the documentary Day of the Flight, moving into features with Fear and Desire (1953). His 1956 heist flick The Killing and the uncompromising antiwar drama Paths of Glory (1957) earned acclaim and marked him as a budding talent. His next movie, the 1960 spectacle Spartacus, was a critical and box-office success.

Not one to shrink from controversy, Kubrick helmed the inky comedy Dr. Strangelove in 1964, followed by his magnum opus, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), which redefined the sci-fi genre; Kubrick scored Oscar nods for both films. Other works include his cinematic swan song, Eyes Wide Shut, released after his death on March 7, 1999.

Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

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Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic probes the mysteries of space and human destiny. While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, astronauts David and Frank battle their ship's intelligent computer, HAL-9000.

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