Hoax Alert: '2001' Director Stanley Kubrick Did NOT Admit To Helping NASA Fake Moon Landings

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  • by: Alan Duke

A YouTube video purporting to show film director Stanley Kubrick confessing to having helped NASA fake video of the U.S. moon missions is actually a fictional element for a movie. If you don't believe us, then maybe you should tell it to Buzz Aldrin's face.

Here are some clues. T. Patrick Murray, who made "Shooting Stanley Kubrick," explains in the opening how he came to interview the famed director of the space fiction classic "2001: A Space Odyssey" was the result of "11 degrees of separation."

It happened because of his father, who knew the governor of Connecticut, who knew football legend Walter Peyton, who knew "a guy at Warner Bros., who "ate at Doug Flutie's restaurant, who met Donald Trump, who knew his Uncle Jim, who sent a text message to someone who knew the an actor who starred in "2001: A Space Odyssey," who then put Trump "in the loop" with someone "at Disney," who arranged a lunch with Ivanka Trump who "actually got the call set up with Kubrick."

You see where we are going with this? If not, just watch the first 43 minutes of the film as posted by Murray on Youtube:


  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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