Kubrick was born in 1928 and grew up in the Bronx, like Jennifer Lopez. He started directing films in the 1950s, and soon made the popular, but sexually explicit and controversial, films Spartacus and Lolita.
Kubrick developed a visually stunning (and totally original) style that featured creative camerawork and often told stories about cold or emotionally detached characters. This made him the perfect director for 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and (so say conspiracy theorists) faking the moon landing in 1969.
Oh, and Kubrick also adapted the screenplay, so click on over to the "Screenwriter" section for more.