Little Boy from The Shining Now Living a Life So Normal, It's Scary

Dan Lloyd can walk down the street in his Kentucky town these days, and no one says boo.

“I lead a pretty normal life now,” Lloyd tells New York’s Daily News. “People don’t recognize me when I go out in public.”

That’s a big change from 1980, when Lloyd’s adorably terrified face became known to millions after he played Danny Torrance, the son of Jack Nicholson, in director Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.


In news that is sending shockwaves throughout the international film community, iconoclastic director Stanley Kubrick died of a heart attack Sunday at his home north of London. He was 70. Over his 45-year career Kubrick – whose top-secret “Eyes Wide Shut,” starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, is to be released in July – became known for his remarkable personal cinematic vision and his breadth of subject matters.

Spielberg: Ears Wide Shut

The late filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who gave the world the malignant computer HAL in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” feared computers would make movies “antique,” director Steven Spielberg says. “He was both worried, as I am, and a little bit threatened, as I am, but also a little bit intrigued that anyone who wants to tell a story will be able to do so” thanks to computers, Spielberg said Sunday during a Los Angeles tribute to Kubrick by the Directors Guild of America.

Kubrick, Kubrick Everywhere

Stanley Kubrick, director of one of the year’s most anticipated films, “Eyes Wide Shut,” left America in 1968 to live and make films in Britain because he hated Los Angeles, writes Michael Herr in the new Vanity Fair. Herr recalls his nearly 20-year friendship with the reclusive director, who died last March in Britain. The story is just part of the current Kubrick bandwagon. The New York Times Magazine devoted its Sunday cover story to the late screen genius. In it, James Earl Jones recalled his small part in 1964’s “Dr. Strangelove” and the time he didn’t know his lines.

'Eyes Wide' Opens

Critics were all over the map on Stanley Kubrick’s much-anticipated “Eyes Wide Shut,” which opened Friday. “The dirtiest movie of 1958,” crowed The Washington Post, which used words such as “creaky” and “hopelessly out of touch” to describe the bedroom odyssey starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The New York Times found the same film “astonishing … a spellbinding addition to the Kubrick canon.” The New York Post pronounced it a dud; the Daily News appreciated it.

Cruises Open Big

Moviegoers were all “Eyes” this weekend, with the late Stanley Kubrick’s highbrow sexcapade “Eyes Wide Shut” debuting in the No. 1 box-office spot with $22.8 million, according to industry estimates. The film, which stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, opened to extremely conflicting reviews but sparked a high curiosity-level on the part of movie fans. The lowbrow, acne-age sex comedy “American Pie” fell to second place with $13.3 million, while Adam Sandler’s “Big Daddy” remained No. 3 with $10.5 million.

'Eyes' Stay Wide Shut

Singapore authorities have rejected an appeal to let “Eyes Wide Shut” run uncut in their country. That means Stanley Kubrick’s last work – which fizzled at the box office in the U.S. – might not be screened at all in the tightly controlled Asian city-state, because Warner Bros. is under contract to show the movie exactly as it was made. “We’re not allowed to tamper with the film at all,” said studio spokeswoman Li Sok Heng. “We’re reviewing our options.” Singapore’s Films Appeals Committee insisted that a scene involving oral sex between two women be cut.