- Stanley Kubrick
His beginnings as a documentary photographer for Look magazine helped to hone one of the greatest eyes in all of cinema. As his career progressed, Kubrick became more perfectionist, taking years to create a film, and rarely leaving the confines of a tightly controlled studio soundstage. Spanning genres from war film (Paths of Glory) to sci-fi (2001) to period drama (Barry Lyndon) to horror (The Shining), Kubrick's only rule was that he had to be fascinated by the material, and that passion comes through in every frame of his films.
Born: 07/26/1928 — Died: 03/07/1999
New York City, NY