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Oliver Stone (I)


Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City, to Jacqueline (Goddet) and ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 57 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Platoon
Platoon Director
(1986)
JFK
JFK Director
(1991)
Natural Born Killers
(1994)

Filmography

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 2018 Guantanamo (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2018)
 2017 The Putin Interviews (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2017)
- Episode #1.3 (2017)
- Episode #1.2 (2017)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2016 Snowden
 2014 Mi Amigo Hugo (Documentary)
 2012 Savages: The Interrogations (Video short)
 2012 Savages
 2012 Castro in Winter (Documentary)
 2009 South of the Border (Documentary)
 2008/I W.
 2004 Alexander
 2003-2004 America Undercover (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 2003 Comandante (Documentary)
 1997 U Turn
 1995 Nixon
 1991 JFK
 1991 The Doors
 1988 Talk Radio
 1987 Wall Street
 1986 Platoon
 1986 Salvador
 1981 The Hand
 1979 Mad Man of Martinique (Short)
 1974 Seizure
 1971 Last Year in Viet Nam (Short)
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Other Works:

Nonfiction: "Oliver Stone: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series)" (edited by Charles L. P. Silet) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 24 Interviews | 29 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Oliver W. Stone

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Wall Street (1987) was an unfortunate situation because we fired [composer] Jerry Goldsmith. We paid him a lot of money, and I was unhappy with the music he had written. He was a big composer at the time, and he was really insulted, so I didn't make a lot of friends in the musicians' union when that got around - at that time, replacing a composer that way just wasn't done, I suppose. We were ... See more »

Trivia:

After his Army service, Stone attended NYU Film School on the government's dime, as about 80% of his tuition was funded by the G.I. Bill. His instructors included Martin Scorsese [2016]. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently references classic mythology and literature. For example, William Shakespeare's "Richard III" in his Scarface (1983) screenplay. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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