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Last night in England the film world lost a legend Director Stanley Kubrick died in his sleep at the age of 70 His death occurred just hours after he delivered his last film Eyes Wide Shut to the film studio Kubrick achieved success in the industry through independence and this is a rare accomplishment in the film industry Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26 1928 in the Bronx He neither did well nor attended school He was an outcast and an underachiever but he was extremely intelligent After school Kubrick found a job at Look magazine He did very well and by the age of 17 he was part of the staff at Look In his time away from his job Mr Kubrick enjoyed visiting the Museum of Modern Art and playing chess In the early days of his career he play chess for up to 12 hours a day and also picked up table tennis as a hobby between films Kubrick was married three times and had three daughters His last marriage to artist Christine Harlan lasted 40 years and they had two daughters together He also developed some fears that would change his everyday life While flying his own plane he nearly crashed and died This led to his fear of speed and after that he wouldnt travel in a car that was going faster than 35 miles per hour or more Kubrick also had a germ phobia and he wouldnt share the company of anyone that was sneezing or coughing He also had a fear of being attacked This caused him to carry handguns and even a hunting knife in his briefcase He also was a heavy smoker and tried many times to quit In the 1960s he moved to England and would remain there for the rest of his days He loved cats and had seven of them to keep him company His sister would send him tapes of
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