Stanley Kubrick Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Stanley Kubrick Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight76 kg
Date of BirthJuly 26, 1928
Date of DeathMarch 7, 1999
Zodiac SignLeo

Stanley Kubrick was an American filmmaker known for his work in films like The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, and many others. Considered to be the greatest filmmaker of all time, Stanley Kubrick began his career as a photographer. He is considered to be among the most important contributors to world cinema in the twentieth century. His first film was ma documentary named Day of the Fight which he made by putting away all his savings in the year 1951. Kubrick has left a legacy of cinema behind him and as a tribute, BAFTA renamed its Britannia lifetime achievement award to the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award.

Born Name

Stanley Kubrick

Nick Name

SK

Stanley Kubrick in the film Dr Strange Love in 1964
Stanley Kubrick in the film Dr. Strange Love in 1964 (Stanley Kubrick / Wikimedia / CC0 1.0)

Age

Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928

Died

Kubrick died on March 7, 1999, at the age of 70 in Childwickbury Manor, England due to a heart attack.

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Manhattan, New York City, United States

Residence

Childwickbury Manor, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

American

 

Education

Kubrick studied in William Howard Taft High School and later on attended evening classes at City College of New York.

Occupation

Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Photographer

Family

  • Father – (Late) Jacob Leonard Kubrick (Homeopathic Doctor)
  • Mother – (Late) Sadie Gertrude Kubrick
  • Siblings – Barbara Mary Kubrick (Younger Sister)
  • Others – (Late) Hersh Kubrick (Great Grandfather), (Late) Elias Kubrick (Grandfather), Philip Hobbs (Son-In-Law),  Jan Harlan (Brother-In-Law)
Stanley Kubrick during the shoot of The Shining in 1980
Stanley Kubrick during the shoot of The Shining in 1980 (Ben Snooks / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Stanley has dated –

  1. Toba Kubrick (1948 -1951) – Toba and Stanley were a high school couple and married in the year 1948 but got divorced 3 years later.
  2.  Ruth Sobotka (1955 -1957) – Stanley and Ruth married in the year 1955 and got divorced 2 years later.
  3. Christiane Kubrick (1958-1999) – Christiane and Kubrick married in the year 1958 and stayed together until the latter’s death in 1999. They had 2 daughters together named Anya Renata and  Vivian Vanessa.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He belonged to a Jewish family

Hair Color

Black

Stanley Kubrick as seen in 1949
Stanley Kubrick as seen in 1949 (Stanley Kubrick / Wikimedia / CC0 1.0)

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Used to construct a three-way conflict in his films
  • Explore the theme of dehumanization
  • Close up shots of intense emotional scenes

Stanley Kubrick Favorite Things

  • Color – Red
  • Food – Chinese food, Salad, and Tuna
  • Movies – I Vitelloni, Henry V, Citizen Kane, City Lights, The Bank Dick
  • Books – The Golden Bough, The Codebreakers, David Kahn, The Destruction of the European Jew

SourceReddit, BFI, Reddit, Slate

Stanley Kubrick operating the camera in a colored photo uploaded in 2010
Stanley Kubrick operating the camera in a colored photo uploaded in 2010 (Instituto María Auxiliadora Neuquén / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Stanley Kubrick Facts

  1. Apart from being a filmmaker, Kubrick was a great photographer and often told stories through his photograph.
  2. Most of Stanley’s film had slow, methodical tracking shots.
  3. He had a flying license but never used it as he was afraid of flying.
  4. Kubrick was one of the founders of the Directors Guild of Great Britain.
  5. He never liked discussing his own films and never watched them after their completion.

Featured Image By Instituto María Auxiliadora Neuquén / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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