Though the actors are not household names, most households listen every day to the helpful and detached (yet often infuriating) responses of Alexa and Siri – direct descendants the voice of the HAL 9000 onboard computer. If only Kubrick had stuck with his original voice actor (Martin Balsam), how different might the world sound today?
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay by: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
Starring: Douglas Rain (voice), Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea
Major nominations on original release : Academy Award for Best Director, Screenplay; BAFTA for Best FilmSee all nominees