More than a chauffeur.
Emilio d’Alessandro: Driver, courier, secretary, estate manager, and indispensable middle-man to the world. All these things meant Emilio to him during Kubrick completed A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket, arguably the centerpieces of his revered legacy. Emilio comes from a small farming village in the Cassino region of Italy before leaving to England at age 18 to avoid military service. Later, working as a mechanic, he discovered his passion for racing, and at one point was competing against Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, and Niki Lauda, all of whom went on to become Formula One champions. During the crisis years, Emilio worked as a chauffeur and met Kubrick in 1971. Their relationship spanned 28 years before it was cut short by the director’s death in 1999.