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Celebs Remember the Work of Stanley Kubrick

by Raphael Chestang 5:05 PM PDT, October 28, 2012
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The late filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (director of 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining) was honored at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's 2012 Art + Film Gala on Saturday where a diverse group of celebrities paid tribute to the Oscar winner.

"He's one of the greatest directors of all time," said President and CEO of CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves. "He was a visionary and clearly his movies changed the art form."

Musician Josh Groban showed that Kubrick's influence extended beyond film and television.

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"I'm inspired by all different types of art," said Groban. "Not being in the film world, it's an incredible thing to bear witness to somebody outside of your world doing great work. I think that can inspire music."

In his career, Kubrick racked up 13 Academy Award nominations, winning once in 1969 for Best Effects on 2001: A Space Odyssey. From November 1 - June 30, 2013, LACMA will feature an exhibition in his honor, coinciding with Saturday's gala.

"I was born and raised in Los Angeles, so LACMA's been a place of complete inspiration since I was little," said Groban, who admitted that he visits the museum on his free time.

Other notable appearances included Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Florence + the Machine, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Renner, Kerry Washington, Robert Pattinson, Jane Fonda and Korean pop star Psy.

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