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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 »

Director's Trademarks: A Guide to the Films of Luc Besson

From his breathtaking visuals to his comic-book influences in movies such as Lucy and The Fifth Element, take a closer look at the trademarks of Luc Besson's directorial style.

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 55 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Platoon
Platoon Director
(1986)
JFK
JFK Producer
(1991)
Natural Born Killers
(1994)
Any Given Sunday
Any Given Sunday Producer
(1999)

Filmography

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 2017 The Putin Interviews (TV Series documentary) (producer)
 2016 Ukraine on Fire (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012-2013 The Untold History of the United States (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Chapter 10: Bush & Obama - Age of Terror (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 6: JFK - To the Brink (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (producer - uncredited)
 2003 Comandante (Documentary) (producer)
 2001 The Day Reagan Was Shot (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (executive producer)
 1999 The Corruptor (executive producer)
 1998 The Last Days of Kennedy and King (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Savior (producer)
 1997 Cold Around the Heart (executive producer)
 1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt (producer)
 1996 Freeway (executive producer)
 1995 Nixon (producer)
 1995 Killer: A Journal of Murder (executive producer)
 1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 The New Age (executive producer)
 1993 Heaven & Earth (producer)
 1993 The Joy Luck Club (executive producer)
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Hello, I Must Be Going (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Hungry Ghosts (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Rising Sons (1993) ... (executive producer)
- The Floating World (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Everything Must Go (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1992 South Central (executive producer)
 1992 Zebrahead (executive producer)
 1991 JFK (producer)
 1991 Iron Maze (executive producer)
 1990 Reversal of Fortune (producer)
 1990 Blue Steel (producer)
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (producer)
 1986 Salvador (producer)
 1973 Sugar Cookies (associate producer - as Oliver W. Stone)
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Other Works:

book: with Peter Kuznick. "The Untold History of the United States". New York: Gallery Books. ISBN 978-1451613513 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:

[on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy] Like everyone, it was sad for the country. He was a handsome young man with a beautiful family, but the consequences of the act did not have meaning for me until later. Within four years I'd be in Vietnam as a ground soldier. And then as I got older, JFK's presidency became more important to me in retrospect than ever before. See more »

Trivia:

Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006. 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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