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Alan Conway was best known for impersonating the film director Stanley Kubrick. Conway convinced several figures in the entertainment industry, and recieved meals, drinks, and sexual favors in exchange for promising roles in Kubrick films.
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Conway was arrested, and immediately claimed he was mentally ill. Conway was admitted to a psychiatric ward at a local hospital. Though it was believed Conway had many victims, they were reluctant to go public with their embarassing stories. The charges were eventually dropped.
In one incident, he signed Kubrick's name on a bank loan for a gay bar in New York City's SoHo neighborhood.
Conway died in 1998 of cardiac thrombosis,
just months before Stanley Kubrick's death in March 1999. In 2006 Conway was portrayed by John Malkovich in "Color Me Kubrick," a film based on his impersonation of Kubrick. Malkovich's character promises parts in Kubrick films in exchange for money, liquor, and sexual favors.
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