Excerpt from: The New York Times - 4 July 1999

Title: What They Say About Stanley Kubrick

Keir Dullea (actor; co-star of "2001")

I was always aware that he knew exactly what he wanted. He would invite Gary Lockwood and myself to have dinner at his beautiful home. And he would invite a lot of other people from all walks of life and different disciplines -- art historians, authors and intellectuals. And he was as informed as anybody about their disciplines. He was like an onion -- every layer you peeled off there were two new ones to be exposed.

....We worked very long hours. But he was very generous -- telling me he was feeling bad that he hadn't created a good enough environment, taking the blame for some scene not working for me. If Stanley had been an octopus, with that many arms, he would have held his own camera, done his own makeup, he would have built his own sets. But I had a feeling that he wouldn't have acted in his own films.