Dr. Strangelove
Why Stanley Kubrick Was ‘in Awe’ of Peter Sellers

Film critic Alexander Walker discusses why American director Stanley Kubrick was “in awe” of actor and comedian Peter Sellers. Walker says of Kubrick: “Stanley couldn’t write and he couldn’t act”–therefore, Kubrick admired actors who could bring more zest and creative flourishes into their scripted roles, which Sellers could do very well. The two worked together on the 1962 film, “Lolita” and “Dr. Strangelove” in 1963. Walker himself describes his admiration for Sellers: “Peter could assume disguises and he could assume vocal disguises. And he could make Stanley laugh. And that was very difficult.”

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