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Oliver Stone is director and a popular producer. As well as his participation into film, Oliver Stone is also referred to as military veteran. He became understood at the center of the eighties and his achievement continued through the 90s, at the same time. Because time, Oliver Stone made and directed a number of pictures linked to the Viet Nam War, and these films additionally rose the total amount of Oliver Stone net worth. Other films, that he’s additionally popular, are centered on American political and ethnic problems. Such films are the subsequent ones: JFK, Natural-Born Killers and Nixon.

Oliver Stone Net Worth $50 Million Dollars

Oliver Stone was created in 1946 in Nyc. As well as growing up there, part of his life-he additionally spent in Ct. His mom was virtually not existing in his existence and he grew up in a treatment of his dad. Thus, in his films, there are impersonated son associations and powerful papa. Oliver Stones participation into this sector in addition has been granted. Oliver Stone stopped attending university once more, when he came back to examine to the college. Thus, his function as an author additionally raised the total amount of Oliver Stone net worth. Therefore, his vocation not only film sector, but also as an author has added up to his renown. Yet, it’s as a result of his participation into film he is understood all around the globe.


Oliver Stone information

Oliver Stone information

Birth date: September 15, 1946
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Screenwriter, Film Producer, Film director, Actor, Television producer, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Author, Television Director, Soldier
Education:New York University, The Hill School, Trinity School, Yale University, Tisch School of the Arts
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Sun-jung Jung (m. 1996), Elizabeth Stone (m. 1981–1993), Najwa Sarkis (m. 1971–1977)
Children:Sean Stone, Tara Chong Stone, Michael Jack Stone
Parents:Louis Stone, Jacqueline Goddet
Awards:Academy Award for Best Director, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Legion of Honour, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Commendation Medal, Grand Jury Prize, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, Air Medal, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama, SFIFF Founder's Directing Award
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Lion, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, Best Screenplay Award, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, Silver Lion for Best Director, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Screenplay, Golden Osella for Best Director
Movies:Snowden, JFK, Platoon, Natural Born Killers, Savages, Born on the Fourth of July, The Doors, Any Given Sunday, Heaven & Earth, Wall Street, Alexander, World Trade Center, U Turn, Talk Radio, Scarface, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Nixon, W., Midnight Express, South of the Border, Salvador, The Hand, Conan the Barbarian, Comandante, Looking for Fidel, Seizure, Persona Non Grata, Evita, Year of the Dragon, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Reversal of Fortune, Last Year in Viet Nam, Freeway, 8 Million Ways to Die, The Corruptor, Zebrahead, Greystone Park, South Central, The Battle of Love's Return, Torrente 3: El protector, Blue Steel, Savior, Postcards from the Edge, The New Age, Castro in Winter, Mad Man Of Martinique, End the War on Animals, Savages: The Interrogations, Street Scenes, Singularity, Music for the Movies: Georges Delerue
TV shows:Wild Palms, The Untold History of the United States, America Undercover
Books:The Untold History of the United States

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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ukraine on Fire2016Documentary executive producer
The Untold History of the United States2012-2013TV Series documentary executive producer - 10 episodes
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps2010producer - uncredited
Comandante2003Documentary producer
The Day Reagan Was Shot2001TV Movie executive producer
Any Given Sunday1999executive producer
The Corruptor1999executive producer
The Last Days of Kennedy and King1998Documentary executive producer
Savior1998producer
Cold Around the Heart1997executive producer
The People vs. Larry Flynt1996producer
Freeway1996executive producer
Nixon1995producer
Killer: A Journal of Murder1995executive producer
Indictment: The McMartin Trial1995TV Movie executive producer
The New Age1994executive producer
Heaven & Earth1993producer
The Joy Luck Club1993executive producer
Wild Palms1993TV Mini-Series executive producer - 5 episodes
South Central1992executive producer
Zebrahead1992executive producer
JFK1991producer
Iron Maze1991executive producer
Reversal of Fortune1990producer
Blue Steel1990producer
Born on the Fourth of July1989producer
Salvador1986producer
Sugar Cookies1973associate producer - as Oliver W. Stone

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heaven & Earth1993
JFK1991
The Doors1991
Born on the Fourth of July1989
Talk Radio1988
Wall Street1987
Platoon1986
Salvador1986
The Hand1981
Mad Man of Martinique1979Short
Seizure1974
Last Year in Viet Nam1971Short
Snowden2016
Mi Amigo Hugo2014Documentary
The Untold History of the United States2012-2013TV Series documentary 10 episodes
Savages: The Interrogations2012Video short
Savages2012
Castro in Winter2012Documentary
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps2010
South of the Border2009Documentary
W.2008/I
World Trade Center2006
Alexander2004
America Undercover2003-2004TV Series documentary 2 episodes
Comandante2003Documentary
Any Given Sunday1999
U Turn1997
Nixon1995
Natural Born Killers1994

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Child's Night Dream2018based on the novel by pre-production
Snowden2016screenplay
The Untold History of the United StatesTV Series documentary 8 episodes, 2012 - 2013 written by - 2 episodes, 2012
Savages2012screenplay
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps2010characters
Singularity2008/IIIShort short film "Michael & Marie"
Alexander2004written by
America Undercover2004TV Series documentary narration - 1 episode
Comandante2003Documentary narration
Any Given Sunday1999screenplay
Evita1996screenplay
Nixon1995written by
Natural Born Killers1994screenplay
Heaven & Earth1993screenplay
JFK1991screenplay
The Doors1991written by
Conan1991Video Game character
Born on the Fourth of July1989screenplay
Talk Radio1988screenplay
Wall Street1987written by
Platoon1986written by
8 Million Ways to Die1986screenplay
Salvador1986written by
Year of the Dragon1985screenplay
Scarface1983screenplay
Conan the Barbarian1982written by
The Hand1981screenplay
Midnight Express1978screenplay
Seizure1974screenplay
Last Year in Viet Nam1971Short uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Untold History of the United States2012-2013TV Series documentaryNarrator
Savages: The Interrogations2012Video shortInterrogator
Greystone Park2012Oliver
On Story2011TV Series
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps2010Investor
Torrente 3: El protector2005Inglés borracho
Alexander2004Macedonian Soldier at Zeus Statue (uncredited)
Troma's Edge TV2000TV SeriesCliff
Any Given Sunday1999Tug Kowalski - TV Announcer #1
Nixon1995Closing Narration (voice, uncredited)
Dave1993Oliver Stone
The Doors1991UCLA Film Professor (uncredited)
Born on the Fourth of July1989News Reporter
Wall Street1987Trader - Office
Platoon1986Alpha Company Major in Bunker (uncredited)
The Hand1981Bum
Seizure1974Anchor (voice, uncredited)
Last Year in Viet Nam1971ShortWar Veteran (uncredited)
The Battle of Love's Return1971Cliff

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gravesend1997presenter
U Turn1997script revisions - uncredited
Killer: A Journal of Murder1995presenter
Natural Born Killers1994executive album producer - uncredited

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Year in Viet Nam1971Short
Street Scenes1970Documentary

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seizure1974
Last Year in Viet Nam1971Short uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Midnight Express1978writer: "Istanbul Blues"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Federale2013Documentary special thanks
Savages2012special thanks
How to Kill Christian: Or How We Made Our First Movie and Didn't Kill Each Other2009Video documentary the producers wish to thank
Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Legacy2009Video documentary short special thanks
No Stranger to Controversy: Oliver Stone's George W. Bush2009Video short special thanks
A.W.O.L2006Short very special thanks
Thefts2006Short special thanks
Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat2006Video documentary short special thanks
Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire2006Video documentary short special thanks
Perfect Is the Enemy of Good2005Video documentary short special thanks
Resurrecting 'Alexander'2005Video documentary short special thanks
The Death of 'Alexander'2005Video documentary short special thanks
I Will Follow You Into the Dark2004Short special thanks
Actors Anonymous: The Truth Behind the Dream2003Documentary special thanks
Chaos Rising: The Storm Around 'Natural Born Killers'2001Video documentary short special thanks
Money Never Sleeps2000Video documentary special thanks
Zapruder2000Short special thanks
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Peace Is Every Step: Meditation in Action: The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh1998Documentary thanks
Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner1997Video documentary special thanks
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy1992TV Movie documentary special thanks
Malcolm X1992special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wild Palms1993TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Oliver Stone: Inside Out1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Our Hollywood Education1992DocumentaryHimself
From Hollywood to Hanoi1992DocumentaryHimself
Investigative Reports1992TV SeriesHimself
The JFK Conspiracy1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director & Best Adapted Screenplay
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1992TV SeriesHimself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Best Director
The 6th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Drama & Presenter
Hollywood Minute1991TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director & Nominee: Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay
The 42th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director & best Screenplay
First Works1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Media Show1987-1989TV SeriesHimself
The Annual ACLU Honors: A Salute to Michael Douglas1987TV MovieHimself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director & Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
The Morning Program1987TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director & Nominee: Best Screenplay
Saturday Night at the Movies1974TV SeriesHimself (2007)
A Rush to JudgmentDocumentary post-productionHimself
Tavis Smiley2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Football Life2016TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 31987-2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Días de cine1996-2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
C à vous2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Snowden Live2016Video shortHimself
Today1991-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
French cinema mon amour2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
King Kill 632015DocumentaryHimself
Mindfulness: Be Happy Now2015DocumentaryHimself
Tom Cruise: Show Me the Movies2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brand: A Second Coming2015DocumentaryHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Once in a Lew Moon2015DocumentaryHimself
Frank Langella: An Actor's Actor2014ShortHimself
The Weight of Chains 22014DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Banker2014DocumentaryHimself
Natural Born Killers: Method in the Madness2014Video shortHimself
Rock Poet2014Documentary
Mi Amigo Hugo2014DocumentaryHimself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2014TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2008-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood: Chronicle of an Empire2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka2013DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
61º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración2013TV MovieHimself
LT: The Life & Times2013DocumentaryHimself
Oribâ Sutôn to Hiroshima2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
News Zero2013TV SeriesHimself
Breaking the Set2013TV SeriesHimself - Academy Award winning Director (2013)
The Real Story2013TV SeriesHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Project Censored the Movie2013Documentary shortHimself - Filmmaker
The One Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Milius2013DocumentaryHimself
Martin Bashir2013TV SeriesHimself
Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer2013TV SeriesHimself
The Untold History of the United States2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Stanley Kubrick in Focus2012ShortHimself
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Rencontres de cinéma2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Premio Donostia a John Travolta y Oliver Stone2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Casting By2012DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose1996-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Hi-Tech2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Oh Shit with Oliver Stone & Ryan Hansen2011ShortHimself
Turning Like Clockwork2011Video documentary shortHimself
The Invocation2010DocumentaryHimself
This Week2010TV SeriesHimself
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2006-2010TV SeriesHimself - Director / Himself - Guest
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In the Tracks of Georges Delerue2010DocumentaryHimself - Director
At the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
Rolling with Stone2010DocumentaryHimself
Gomorron2010TV SeriesHimself - Från Cannes
NBK Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now?2009Video documentary shortHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas2009TV MovieHimself
No Stranger to Controversy: Oliver Stone's George W. Bush2009Video shortHimself
Ciak Point Torino 20082008TV MovieHimself
Strada2008TV SeriesHimself
Sunday AM2008TV SeriesHimself - Director
Saturday Night Live2008TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Behind the Wheel2008DocumentaryHimself
Bienvenue à Cannes2007DocumentaryHimself
Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema2007DocumentaryHimself
Influence and Appreciation: A Martin Scorsese Tribute2007Video documentary shortHimself
Act of Violence: Dealing with the Devil2007Video shortHimself
Crime Wave: The City Is Dark2007Video shortHimself
Side Street: Where Temptation Lurks2007Video shortHimself
Tension: Who's Guilty Now?2007Video shortHimself
They Live by Night: The Twisted Road2007Video shortHimself
Oswald's Ghost2007DocumentaryHimself - Filming JFK Movie
Biography1995-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino2007TV MovieHimself
The Boomer Century2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live2006TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'World Trade Center'2006Video documentaryHimself
Visual and Special Effects2006Video documentary shortHimself
San Sebastián 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Film '722006TV SeriesHimself
Oliver Stone - Hollywoods Lieblingsrebell2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHimself
Shootout2006TV SeriesHimself
Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat2006Video documentary shortHimself
Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Autograph Hunters2005ShortHimself
Perfect Is the Enemy of Good2005Video documentary shortHimself
Resurrecting 'Alexander'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Death of 'Alexander'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Vangelis Scores 'Alexander'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The 100 Greatest War Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
La semaine du cinéma2005TV SeriesHimself
Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander2005Video documentaryHimself
Tout le monde en parle2004TV SeriesHimself
Mioch versus Goderie2004TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look1999-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
On the Set of 'Alexander'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Five Directors on 'The Battle of Algiers'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Film School2004TV SeriesHimself
Entrevistas: Dando forma a internet2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Charging for Alexander2004TV Short documentaryThe Director
America Undercover2003-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Unseen + Untold: Scarface2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Scarface: Creating2003Video documentary shortHimself
Scarface: The Rebirth2003Video documentary shortHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains2003TV Special documentaryHimself
HARDtalk2003TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood High2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Comandante2003DocumentaryHimself
John Ford Goes to War2002DocumentaryHimself
Anthony Hopkins: A Taste for Hannibal2002TV MovieHimself
Jim Brown: All American2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (Filmmaker)
Hollywood, Inc.2002TV Series documentaryHimself
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'2001Video documentaryHimself / Director
Oliver Stone's America2001Video documentaryHimself
Into the Valley of Death2001Video documentaryHimself
Chaos Rising: The Storm Around 'Natural Born Killers'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Money Never Sleeps2000Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood, D.C.2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan'2000Video documentaryHimself
Mundo VIP2000TV SeriesHimself
Tonight2000TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Censored!1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Vietnam Vet
One Vision1998DocumentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies1998TV Special documentaryHimself
1998 ALMA Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Scarface'1998Video documentaryHimself
Great Books1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee: Director
The Road of Excess1997Video documentary shortHimself
Jeopardy!1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest Contestant
Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner1997Video documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself
Moving Pictures1996TV Series documentaryHimself
1996 VH1 Honors1996TV MovieHimself
Empire of the Censors1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Liebe in Hollywood1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Music for the Movies: Georges Delerue1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Der Klang der Bilder1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nixon: Featurette1995Video documentary shortHimself
Moviewatch1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Ça se discute1994TV SeriesHimself
Vincent à l'heure1994TV SeriesHimself
The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Gente de primera1994TV SeriesHimself
Primer plano1993TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Last Party1993DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor2017TV SeriesHimself
World Order2015DocumentaryHimself
Hôdô Tokushû2013TV SeriesHimself
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Award Winning Director / Himself - Award Winnng Producer
The Undefeated2011DocumentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself
Filmania: Eiga no tatsujin2009TV SeriesHimself
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Conspiracy Files2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Erroneous Earth Kitchen2006Documentary shortHimself
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Make Your Own Damn Movie!2005Video documentaryCliff (uncredited)
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Is Alan Smithee?2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (editing 'JFK') (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Tribute AwardGotham Awards
2016Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedSnowden (2016)· Kieran Fitzgerald
2015OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationCreative
2013Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World CinemaKarlovy Vary International Film Festival
2012Donostia Lifetime Achievement AwardSan Sebastián International Film FestivalSpecial 60th Anniversary Award
2011Taormina Arte AwardTaormina International Film Festival
2010International Lifetime Achievement AwardBombay International Film Festival
2007A Tribute to... AwardZurich Film Festival
2007Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign FilmWorld Trade Center (2006)
2006Lifetime Achievement AwardDubai International Film Festival
2006Hollywood Movie of the YearHollywood Film AwardsWorld Trade Center (2006)
2006Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsDirector of the YearWorld Trade Center (2006)
2006Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign DirectorAlexander (2004)
2004Golden Kinnaree Career Achievement AwardBangkok International Film Festival
2004Special AwardCamerimageDirector with Unique Visual Sensitivity
2004Lifetime Achievement AwardStockholm Film Festival
2003Honorary Award of the FestivalMarrakech International Film Festival
2002International Filmmaker AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
2000Movie Masterpiece AwardEmpire Awards, UKJFK (1991)
1998Crystal IrisBrussels International Film Festival
1998Best DocumentaryHermosa Beach Film FestivalThe Last Days of Kennedy and King (1998)· Vince DiPersio (producer/director)
1998Best DocumentaryHermosa Beach Film FestivalBest DocumentaryThe Last Days of Kennedy and King (1998)· Vince DiPersio (director)
· Bill Guttentag (director)
1996CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorNixon (1995)
1996Freedom of Expression AwardNational Board of Review, USAThe People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)· Milos Forman
1996Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 15 March 1996. At 7013 Hollywood Blvd.
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieIndictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)· Janet Yang (executive producer)
· Abby Mann (executive producer)
· Diana Pokorny (producer)
1995Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign FilmNatural Born Killers (1994)
1994Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)Awards Circuit Community AwardsHonorable MentionsNatural Born Killers (1994)
1994Grand Special Jury PrizeVenice Film FestivalNatural Born Killers (1994)
1993Blue Ribbon AwardBlue Ribbon AwardsBest Foreign FilmJFK (1991)
1993Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorJFK (1991)
1993Readers' Choice AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmJFK (1991)
1993Mainichi Film ConcoursMainichi Film ConcoursBest Foreign Language FilmJFK (1991)
1993Readers' Choice AwardMainichi Film ConcoursBest Foreign Language FilmJFK (1991)
1992Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureJFK (1991)
1992DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorJFK (1991)
1992Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmJFK (1991)
1992Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International DirectorJFK (1991)
1992Special AwardShoWest Convention, USAMeritorious Achievement
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)· Ron Kovic
1990Honorary Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film Festival

For his close relationship to the festival. The award was presented as Special Prize of the 40th ... More

1990DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)· Clayton Townsend (unit production manager plaque)
· Stephen Lim (first assistant director plaque)
· Joseph P. Reidy (first assistant director plaque)
· David Sardi (second assistant director plaque)
1990Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International DirectorBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)
1988BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DirectionPlatoon (1986)
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorPlatoon (1986)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PicturePlatoon (1986)
1987Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest DirectorPlatoon (1986)
1987BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorPlatoon (1986)
1987DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesPlatoon (1986)· H. Gordon Boos (first assistant director plaque)
1987Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorPlatoon (1986)
1987Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayPlatoon (1986)
1986KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorSalvador (1986)
1986KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorPlatoon (1986)
1979OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumMidnight Express (1978)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureMidnight Express (1978)
1979WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Drama Adapted from Another MediumMidnight Express (1978)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorAlexander (2004)
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayAlexander (2004)· Christopher Kyle
· Laeta Kalogridis
2000Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalAny Given Sunday (1999)
1998Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorU Turn (1997)
1997BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedEvita (1996)· Alan Parker
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureThe People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)· Michael Hausman
· Janet Yang
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Drama PictureThe People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)· Michael Hausman
· Janet Yang
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumEvita (1996)· Alan Parker
1996OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenNixon (1995)· Stephen J. Rivele
· Christopher Wilkinson
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureNatural Born Killers (1994)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsMovie or MiniseriesIndictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)· Abby Mann (executive producer/writer)
· Janet Yang (executive producer)
· Diana Pokorny (producer)
· Mick Jackson (director)
· Myra Mann (writer)
1994Golden LionVenice Film FestivalNatural Born Killers (1994)
1993BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedJFK (1991)· Zachary Sklar
1993Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)JFK (1991)
1992OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureJFK (1991)· A. Kitman Ho
1992OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorJFK (1991)
1992OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedJFK (1991)· Zachary Sklar
1992Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureJFK (1991)· Zachary Sklar
1992CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayJFK (1991)· Zachary Sklar
1992DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesJFK (1991)
1992EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureJFK (1991)· Zachary Sklar
1992PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesJFK (1991)· A. Kitman Ho
1992WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumJFK (1991)· Zachary Sklar
1991BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)· Ron Kovic
1991Golden St. GeorgeMoscow International Film FestivalThe Doors (1991)
1991PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesReversal of Fortune (1990)· Edward R. Pressman
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)· A. Kitman Ho
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)· Ron Kovic
1990Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)
1990DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
1990PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)· A. Kitman Ho
1990WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)· Ron Kovic
1989Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalTalk Radio (1988)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorTalk Radio (1988)
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenPlatoon (1986)
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenSalvador (1986)· Richard Boyle
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PicturePlatoon (1986)
1987Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalPlatoon (1986)
1987DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura Straniera)Platoon (1986)
1987Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest FeatureSalvador (1986)· Gerald Green
1987Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorSalvador (1986)
1987Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplaySalvador (1986)· Richard Boyle
1987WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenPlatoon (1986)
1987WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenSalvador (1986)· Richard Boyle
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayYear of the Dragon (1985)· Michael Cimino
1979GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialMidnight Express (1978)· Giorgio Moroder
· Billy Hayes

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorBorn on the Fourth of July (1989)
1986NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorPlatoon (1986)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorSalvador (1986)

TitleSalary
Scarface (1983)$300,000

#Fact
1Endorsed Green Party candidate Jill Stein in the 2016 US Presidential election.
2Currently writes the first drafts of his scripts in longhand [2016].
3Received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Connecticut. [May 2016]
4After 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].
5In 2016, Oliver Stone gave the graduate school commencement address at University of Connecticut's main campus in Storrs. He told the graduates of his academic failures that led him to drop out of Yale University before starting fresh at a different university and ultimately launching a successful film career. Stone told graduates he flunked out of Yale, where former President George W. Bush was a classmate. After joining the Army and serving in the Vietnam War, he said a filmmaker friend suggested he go to film school. He did, earning a degree from New York University. Stone encouraged graduates to not be too down on themselves if things don't go their way early on [Hollywood Reporter, 2016].
6Has done a director's cameo in Savages (2012). Dances on the map of France.
7Parallels with Steven Spielberg: Both directors were born in 1946, to fathers who had served in World War II. Both frequently make historical films, often about U.S. Presidents (JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), Amistad (1997), W. (2008), Lincoln (2012)). They have both directed Tommy Lee Jones in an Oscar-nominated performance (JFK and Lincoln). They have both earned an Oscar nomination for the actor playing the President (Daniel Day-Lewis and Anthony Hopkins once each). They have cast David Paymer and Bruce McGill as members of a President's cabinet. They both frequently use John Williams to score their films.
8Has been friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger since writing the script for Conan the Barbarian (1982). At one point, they both had offices on the same floor of the same building with Stone's on the left and Schwarzenegger's on the right, which they joked represented their respective political viewpoints.
9Wrote the novel "A Child's Night Dream" when he was 19 years old. The novel was not published until 1998.
10Began producing his documentary series The Untold History of the United States (2012) in 2008 and continued working on it between other projects it until 2012, making it a four year production, the longest of his career. He also put up $1 million of his own money into the project's budget.
11Three of his movies were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills: Platoon (1986), JFK (1991) and Natural Born Killers (1994). "Platoon" made the list at #72.
12Rang the NASDAQ opening bell on September 20, 2010 to celebrate the N.Y.C. premiere of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010).
13(March 23, 2009) Attended the 3rd Annual Asian Film Awards, in which he presented with Joan Chen the award for Best Director to Hirokazu Koreeda.
14His family's name was originally Silverstein. It was his father Louis Stone who made the decision to change his name to Stone.
15His father, a retired Army Colonel, opposed his decision to enlist in the Army to fight in Vietnam, and tried to get him assigned non-combat duty. After being transfered out of Bravo Company, Stone was offered a job with the CIA, which he declined, opting to finish his tour of duty in the 1st Cavalry Division.
16Dedicated Wall Street (1987) to his father, and Heaven & Earth (1993) to his mother.
17Shia LaBeouf, who acted in Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), described him as "Orson Welles and the Easter Bunny all in one guy".
18Credits his tour of duty in Vietnam for turning him toward film instead of literature, which was his education. He found that cameras were much more practical to use in the jungle than books and paper, which got soaked.
19Is one of nine directors to win the Golden Globe, Director's Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar for the same movie, winning for Platoon (1986). The other directors to achieve this are Mike Nichols for The Graduate (1967), Milos Forman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Richard Attenborough for Gandhi (1982), Steven Spielberg for Schindler's List (1993), Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013), and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant (2015).
20Returned to America from his teaching job in Vietnam by serving on board a Merchant Marine vessel that came to port in Oregon.
21Had previously directed six of the acting nominees of the 81st Academy Awards: Sean Penn, Angelina Jolie, Viola Davis, Josh Brolin, Michael Shannon and Robert Downey Jr. as well as having worked as screenwriter for Mickey Rourke. He directed Brolin and Shannon in W. (2008) that same year (although Shannon's scene was cut).
22In the 1992 Sight & Sound poll, Oliver Stone listed these as his top ten films of all time: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), 1900 (1976), Raging Bull (1980), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), On the Waterfront (1954), Paths of Glory (1957), Citizen Kane (1941), The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974).
23Midnight Express (1978) and Scarface (1983) were written by him, and in both films, Giorgio Moroder composed the score.
24Wrote a short film while still a student that was recently turned into a short film by his son Sean Stone. The title of the film is Singularity (2008) and is Sean's first fiction film.
25Was flown to Vietnam traveling west from Sacremento, California on the evening of September 14, 1967 and crossed the international date line, arriving in Vietnam September 16, losing his 21st birthday.
26Has worked with all of the Baldwin brothers. He cast Alec in Talk Radio (1988) and the other brothers made appearances in Born on the Fourth of July (1989).
27Aside from directing James Woods in three of his films, Stone has also produced Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) and Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995), both starring James Woods.
28As of 2016, has directed six films where people he based the main characters on were still alive and participated in the making of the film. These are Born on the Fourth of July (1989), World Trade Center (2006), JFK (1991), Snowden (2016), Salvador (1986) and Heaven & Earth (1993). He also worked on W. (2008), a film about George W. Bush while he was still in office.
29Has worked with two generations of two different acting families. Worked with Jon Voight and his daughter Angelina Jolie in U Turn (1997) and Alexander (2004) respectively. He has also worked with Martin Sheen and his son Charlie Sheen in Wall Street (1987).
30After graduating from New York University, he worked as a cabdriver and a xerox messenger to support himself.
31Sought Marlon Brando for two of his films: U Turn (1997) and Salvador (1986). James Woods who played the character in Salvador (1986) that Brando had turned down, received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Jon Voight, who played the role meant for Brando in U Turn (1997), received a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor.
32Took a year's absence from Yale University in 1965 to teach at a Catholic private school in Vietnam.
33Was set to begin filming his fourth Vietnam film "Pinkville" in late 2007. However, after the Writers' strike began, the producers pulled out, and Bruce Willis moved on. Stone then turned his attention to making W. (2008) which will star Josh Brolin.
34As of May 2008, World Trade Center (2006) is the only one of his war-related films to be made with government cooperation (by the Port Authority).
35Has sought Warren Beatty for three of his movies (Wall Street (1987), Nixon (1995) and W. (2008)). Beatty declined them all, and the roles went to Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas and James Cromwell respectively. Hopkins and Douglas received Oscar nominations for their roles.
36Although he is a three-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker, it's been consistently difficult for him to acquire actors of his preference for most of the films he has directed. Casting Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday (1999), Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Snowden (2016), and Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July (1989) are the most significant exceptions where Stone's top choice was either available or agreed to partake in an Oliver Stone production.
37Because of his specialty with Vietnam era period pieces, he was one of the first directors to be offered American Gangster (2007) in 2001. After long consideration, he decided to pursue making his passion project, Alexander (2004), instead.
38As of May 2008, World Trade Center (2006) is his first film rated "PG-13" and his only feature film to receive a rating of less than "R". As of September 2008, W. (2008) is his second film to receive a PG-13 rating.
39Was planning to make a film about Eva Perón, but after several disagreements with Argentinian President Carlos Saúl Menem he abandoned the project. He later received a token credit as a writer for Evita (1996), despite having made no input to the script.
40He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 15, 1996.
41Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America", ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press, 2006.
42Following the furor over JFK (1991), Stone addressed the U.S. Senate over the continued secrecy of documents relating to the John F. Kennedy assassination. Partly through his efforts, the government began declassifying documents.
43Has directed four actors into Best Actor Oscar nominations, and three actors to Best Supporting Actor nominations. Lead roles were James Woods (Salvador (1986)), Michael Douglas (Wall Street (1987)), Tom Cruise (Born on the Fourth of July (1989)) and Anthony Hopkins (Nixon (1995)). Supporting roles were Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger (Platoon (1986)) and Tommy Lee Jones (JFK (1991)).
44Received two Academy Award nominations for best original screenplay in the same year, 1987 (Salvador (1986) and Platoon (1986)) but lost to Woody Allen for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).
45Was attached to direct American Psycho (2000) with Leonardo DiCaprio in talks to star as Patrick Bateman. After DiCaprio left the project to make The Beach (2000) Stone left it also.
46Known for the political content of his films, Stone was a member of the Class of 1968 at Yale University along with US President Bill Clinton administration adviser Strobe Talbot and future President George W. Bush (John Kerry was also there at the same time as Stone, though he was several classes ahead of '68). Stone left Yale after only one year (he failed all his second-semester freshman classes) and ended up joining the army and fighting in Vietnam. He never returned to graduate from Yale.
47Has directed eight different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: James Woods, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Tommy Lee Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Joan Allen. Douglas won an Academy Award for Wall Street (1987).
48As of 2004, Stone is attached to direct several projects. "Spite House", which he wrote and will direct about Vietnam. "The Fountainhead", based on the Ayn Rand novel. "Lennon", a biopic of John Lennon, a biopic of Margaret Thatcher, and a biopic of sorts about an attempted assassination plot by the Republican party against President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
49His 11-minute student film made at New York University is called Last Year in Viet Nam (1971).
50Was taught by Martin Scorsese at New York University Film School.
51Oliver's American father, Louis Stone, who was born Louis Silverstein, was from a Jewish family (from Germany and Eastern Europe). Oliver's mother, Jacqueline (Goddet), was French.
52Was voted the 43rd Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
53Often talks about the experience of his father Louis Stone taking him to lose his virginity to a prostitute in his mid-teens.
54Wrote a collegiate letter of recommendation for Claire Danes when she applied to his alma mater, Yale University. She was quickly accepted.
55On September 14, 1967, he left for Vietnam and was assigned to the 2nd Platoon of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, stationed near the Cambodian border, as "Private Bill Stone" (fearing that "Oliver" was too effeminate).
56Directed comedian Rodney Dangerfield in his first and only dramatic role in Natural Born Killers (1994).
57Is a friend and admirer of Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, and shot a documentary about the world's longest reigning Communist leader, titled Comandante (2003). It was to air on HBO in May 2003, but due to fierce protests by anti-Castro Cuban-American activists, it was shelved and has never been aired on HBO or made available on home video in the United States. Stone then made a new, more pointed documentary titled "Looking for Fidel" that aired on HBO in February 2004, in which he asked Castro questions about his human rights record, and included interviews with anti-Castro activists.
58The same drum theme playing in the beginning of JFK (1991) (for which he was a producer), plays three times in The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001) (for which he was an executive producer).
59Shares the exact same birthday as good friend and star of some his films, Tommy Lee Jones. Both were born on September 15, 1946.
60Underwent infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
61Speaks French fluently.
62Friends since childhood with Lloyd Kaufman, founder and president of Troma.
63Says he kicked a cocaine habit by moving to France while writing Scarface (1983).
64Arrested for drunken driving and possession of hashish. [June 1999]
65Oliver's father met his mother while he was President Dwight D. Eisenhower aide in World War II in France. As a child, he was raised by a nanny because his mother frequently took vacations to France. He grew up as a child of privilege.
66His father Louis Stone was a successful stockbroker on Wall Street, then he suffered some financial setbacks due to bad investments and a bitter divorce from Oliver's mother Jacqueline. The movie Wall Street (1987) is supposed to be modeled after Louis.
67Father of sons Sean Stone (born December 29, 1984) and Michael Stone (born 1991) with Elizabeth Stone and a daughter, Tara Stone (born November 3, 1995) with Sun-jung Jung.
68In Vietnam, Stone won the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart with First Oak Leaf Cluster. Stone was jailed for marijuana possession in Mexico at age 21.
69Did a tour of duty in Vietnam.
70Born at 9:58am-EDT
71Attended Yale University and New York University.

#Quote
1I'd point out to those of you who are struggling to be independent and to stay independent, that's the hard part, staying independent, I'd like to remind you that you can be critical. You can be critical of your government, and we've forgotten that. (...) The 1970s can come back, if you embody that in your own work. So don't go easy on what you think is wrong. Think internationally. There are other values beside our little little echo bowl we have there. [2016]
2Mr. Snowden [Edward Snowden] said very clearly, that the mechanism is in place now so that when there is another terror attack, which inevitably there probably will be in this country, the next president, whoever he may be, will have the authority to really close down the system in the most oppressive way than it's ever been. [2016]
3With Trump [Donald Trump], I hope that he has the good sense, because he's a businessman, that he would find a way to make a deal with Russia as well as China, and that would be better for everybody. [2016]
4It's a dangerous world where one country [the U.S] is telling the world what to do, with the exception of Russia, China and North Korea. (...) Let's hope for a balance of power. [2016]
5Wall 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 running out of time, and I liked The Police and had some kind of connection to Stewart [Stewart Copeland] that I can't quite remember, and he came in and did a nice job very quickly. [2015]
6[on Talk Radio (1988) as a learning experience] I wasn't thinking of it so much as "my" movie as a chance to develop technique. Remember, I was a young director looking for new ways to express myself on film. (...) A lot of it was Robert Richardson and I learning how to use space by shooting in that tight little studio, which was cleverly built by [production designer] Bruno Rubeo. As you noticed, we used a lot of glass and reflections, bringing the lights up and down so that characters would appear and disappear, playing with different levels of reality within the studio. We got very comfortable with the idea of confinement on that set, which meant that then we could apply those ideas to a larger canvas when we moved on to Born on the Fourth of July (1989). There was a lot of location shooting on "Born..." and very little on "Talk Radio"; we did have the middle section with the basketball game and some scenes in cars, but all of that stuff in the studio was methodically shot. We shot it in around 30 days, and every one of those days was thought out to the max - boarded, rehearsed, with poor Eric Bogosian saying 40 or 50 lines of dialogue while moving and hitting marks. He didn't even know what marks were when we started, coming from the theater. We threw the first few days of rushes away, in fact, because they were so terrible. If you look at the movie we don't introduce him right away, you just see other characters and hear his voice for a while before you see him. (...) It's funny, because you can call it a small movie, but it has a muscularity to it and we really tried to push that as far as it would go. It contributed greatly to "Born..." and everything that came after it, because Bob learned a lot about lenses, and I fell in love with the split diopter. Bob didn't like it for some reason, but I loved it and I used it to death. I didn't care how crude it was, I loved the feeling of it. We built a three-sided set with a translight of the Dallas night skyline outside the window, and Bob used light banks with everything on dimmers so that the lights would come in and out at very precise moments, and he had to figure out how to deal with all of those crazy reflections. Often he would find magic in things that weren't expected or planned for, even though we very carefully designed our shots ahead of time. That was part of the discovery process. [2015]
7[on President Dwight D. Eisenhower's warning about an expanding military-industrial complex] It's only gotten worse because the money has gotten much bigger. Now we're in an impossible situation where we find ourselves driven into wars, driven into a hundred and some thirty countries where we have military alliances, military bases. We can't seem to get out of it. I'm not sure that any one single man, one president, can do anything about it.
8Corruption surrounds us. It's in every part of the American organism now, from Wall Street to the military, to legislators and politics. It's endemic.
9I grew up living in the heart of the American dream in New York City. My father was conservative. I served in the military and it took several years after that of seeing the world from the point-of-view of people who were exploited and abused to change my perception. And my films have also taught me about aspects of life. With 'Untold History' I had the chance to really study and broaden my knowledge of the American past. And it's not the bill of goods they taught us in school.
10The Hollywood blockbuster is based on the idea of the conquering hero and that we are the exceptional nation, the indispensable nation, the rescuer of nations. But it's a fantasy, and people like Obama haven't really studied their history. They haven't studied cause and effect. Besides, the heroic narrative does not work because everyone thinks they're the hero, and then you end up with crazy heroes around the world trying to be a crusader.
11[on his film Wall Street (1987) and its leading character, the reptilian Gordon Gekko] When I made the movie I thought greed was NOT good. But I learned people really like money. They like to make money. They will even admire the villain with the money - even when he breaks the law.
12[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.
13I grew up conservative, remember. So I had a William Buckley view of the United States in the '40s and '50s - that we were the good guys, and that we were moral, and that we were doing the right thing. And now I think, how did we become this bully - this international terror that dominates the world scene today?
14I do feel that the Jim Crow laws are very important, coming back, by the Suprene Court gutting the Voting Rights Act. The gerrymandering that's going on in the states. I do believe that we owe this Republican legislature to that gerrymandering. And part of that is that ballot security issue. Every time... you've got have IDs for the poor and so forth. It's cutting out the blacks. They are really hanging on to... they don't want the Hispanic, Asian, black mixture to take over. I think that's what the Supreme Court thing is. I think that's what the gun laws are about too. The states want states rights. They want to keep the rules white. That's how I see this Tea Party.
15I grew up conservative, remember. So I had a William Buckley view of the United States in the '40s and '50s - that we were good guys, and that we were moral, and that we were doing the right thing. And now I think, how did we become this bully - this international terror that dominates the world scene today?
16I gave [my children] the best education I thought they could get... but I realize you have to go through some suffering and pain. People don't appreciate education unless they are an immigrant or coming up the hard way. It's a sense of entitlement.
17You see a coarsening of society through war. If you think not showing the coffins that come back to the United States is a solution, that's not so. We have to be more truthful about the nature of violence.
18[on Taylor Kitsch] He is very laid back. He's got that Canadian attitude. But he's a great athlete. He's a good boxer and apparently a great hockey player. At the same time he's powerful on camera. He conveys what in the old days you'd call a man's man.
19It's not a war on drugs. It's a war for money. There's too much money in it to back out now. Even if they taxed it, and they'd love to, there's so much money on the criminal investigation side with the DEA and the prison system. There are so many people in jail for drugs. They spend billions annually keeping non-violent criminals in jail, many of them drug users. How do you go back after forty years of tactics that haven't worked?
20When I did Platoon (1986) in 1986, I was saying very openly that marijuana helped me survive the war. It helped me keep my humanity in a situation that was dehumanizing.
21[on taxation] I pay 50% at the end of the day, it's a lot of dough. We work very hard, but we try to create things, we produce things. I think production is the key, I think producers should be encouraged. But when you're a speculator and you don't produce anything, that's where I think you should be taxed differently. I think there should be a bank tax. I think there should be a speculation tax, much higher. There's been proposals to that effect and they get defeated by the Republicans in Congress. I would put a tax on speculation because if you roll over stuff and you're just making money with money, like a casino, that's when you should really be taxed. A "Casino Tax", so to speak. But I don't really think taxing productivity is wise beyond a certain point. I'll pay 50%, but when you get to the 60% mark you're really dying, because you give jobs. My dad, who was a stockbroker, used to say, "No profit without production".
22[on his script for Scarface (1983)] Al Pacino intimidated me when I watched him in rehearsals, I saw how he turned Tony Montana into something very feral, something immigrant and hungry and decadent.
23[on Alan Parker] Yes, I did say Alan Parker has no sense of humor, and this comment will haunt me for the rest of my days. But he doesn't, does he? Have I missed something?
24[on Russia and China] When I was researching dissidents during the 1980s in the Soviet Union, there was a form of denial, which was that these people, who were very courageous people opposing the regime, were going to psychiatric institutes. The Russian people did not understand them and I felt very sorry for these people. I tried to do a movie about it but it could not get it financed. But I remember at that time researching the Brezhnev [former Soviet president Leonid Brezhnev] regime how much of a hero Joseph Stalin was to the average Russian who did not really know about the great purges, and terrors, and famines of that period. Of the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Self-delusion of a population in denial is overwhelming to me still at my age. In China, which I've visited several times, I see a new generation, young people, crippled with amnesia. Unable to gain access to their own history. And then I see a generation my age, older people, men and women, and I'm amazed by what they've been through in their lifetime. Far more than I have, because they have lived a Lewis Carroll life, where it's been a 180-degree turn at the middle of their lives, at the age of 30 or 40 they've moved from collective Communism and worship of one god Mao, to a highly brutal competitive individual consumption and corruption in the name of another god: money.
25J.P. Morgan merits enormous attention. He was a pharaoh. He controlled American business and governments in a way that's never been seen since.
26I agree with my father that the foundation of a healthy, prosperous and relatively free society is capitalism. The whole Alexander Hamilton idea of capitalism was to make the country grow, and he was essentially right that banks could be used to make the country grow, because we need capital and we need credit. And that is fundamental, and somehow people when they attack Wall Street so blindly, so ignorantly, they lose sight of that function.
27You cannot approach history unless you have empathy for the person you may hate. We can't judge people as only "bad" or "good". [Adolf Hitler] is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it's been used cheaply. He's the product of a series of actions. It's cause and effect.
28I don't feel particularly old, but I feel it in the morning when I wake up. Film is exhausting to make, it's a very tiring process physically.
29The Pax Americana, to me, is the dollar sign. It works. It may not be attractive. It's not pretty to see American businessmen running all around the world in plaid trousers, drinking whiskey. But what they're doing makes sense. Now it's been picked up more intelligently by the Japanese, the British, the Germans. But it brings education, health, and welfare to the rest of the world.
30Look, you know something of what I've fought against in the U.S. establishment, but - McDonald's is good for the world, that's my opinion. Because I think war is the most dangerous thing. Nationalism and patriotism are the two most evil forces that I know of in this century or in any century and cause more wars and more death and destruction to the soul and human life than anything else - and can still do it with nuclear war. The prime objective we have in this era is to prevent war, to live in peace. The best way you can do that is to bring prosperity to as many people across the world as you can. And when you spread McDonald's all over the world, food becomes cheaper and more available to more people. Won't it be great when they can have McDonald's throughout Africa?
31[on the recession] Wall Street has an important role to play, and it can be a very constructive role in financing, in new business, in financing state bonds and pension plans. But the speculation is the mother of all evils. There have to be regulations. And we're not getting these regulations in place.
32[on Bernie Madoff] Madoff I consider to a be a sociopath; he was a crook running a Ponzi scheme.
33I thought we [the United States] were going to go to war in Iran. If we had been more successful in Iraq, I have no doubts that we would have been more involved in the Iranian situation now.
34No man dies in vain. You die because you believe for something. You hope that the cause is worth it. And in Vietnam we have reasons to question it. But you die hopefully with honor and with courage. And you should be remembered for your sacrifice. That is not to say the war was right, but you honor the men who fought in the war.
35[on Stanley Kubrick] The most interesting aspect of a scene is "controlled uncertainty". That's what Kubrick got. Everybody else would shoot pretty conventionally, but when I saw [Jean-Luc Godard] or Kubrick, in that period when I was studying film with more intensity, there was an unpredictability about Stanley Kubrick. Even as a kid, I didn't know what he would do next. It's the way Kubrick looks at reality. His reality is supercharged.
36I'll welcome any sorts of investors in my films, as long as I can keep my freedom and my content free of interference. If you're asking if I would do a movie with a known drug dealer, no, I wouldn't. You don't want to corrupt a movie, though the nature of the film business lends itself to criminal enterprises.
37The film business has always been full of strange characters. Who the hell gets into this business but gamblers and buccaneers and pirates? You don't get Henry Paulson as a producer in this business, that's for sure.
38I'm tired of defending the accuracy of my movies. JFK (1991) was a case to be proven, Nixon (1995) was a penetrating biography of a complex and dark man. But I'm not bound by those strictures any more. [George W. Bush] is not a complex and dark man, so it's different. This movie can be funnier because Bush is funny. He's awkward and goofy and makes faces all the time. He's not your average president. So, let's have some fun with it. What are they going to do? Discredit me again?
39If [George W. Bush] had spent some time in Vietnam, he would have a very different view on war.
40[on casting Charlton Heston in Any Given Sunday (1999)] I wanted to show him he was still loved for all he gave to the movies. I remember his strength while in substantial pain from arthritis, during long shooting hours. He was a gentleman on the 14th hour, as he was on the first.
41[on his childhood] It was a harsh upbringing in the sense that my parents divorced quickly. I was in a boarding school, so it was all boys in those days... And there was no femininity in my life either. My mother was often in Europe, I didn't see her very much.
42[on his Vietnam War experience] You get to a point where you can smell them [the enemy]... I got to a place where I was using all my senses.
43[on President John F. Kennedy] He was the first man who stood up as a world leader and said, "We are one people, one planet. We must survive together or we will not survive at all." And it's a shame, because he was almost 30 years ahead of his time because 30 years later they're saying that.
44The reaction to JFK (1991) was just stunning. I've never spent so much time defending a film after its release.
45I should be making movies about the Dulles brothers [John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles], I should be making movies about Dwight D. Eisenhower, I should be making movies about the fifties and the forties. We should be free. I'm hamstrung, I mean, they're always... preordaining, proclaiming... They always make a brouhaha, a controversy, out of nothing. It's like they're trying to keep me away from these areas.
46Josh [Josh Brolin] is actually better looking than George W. Bush] but has the same drive and charisma that Americans identify with Bush, who has some of that old-time movie-star swagger. I want a fair, true portrait of the man [for my film].
47The film business? I love film, but the film business is shit.
48[on Platoon (1986)] I wrote the "Platoon" script in 1976 in New York City. Primarily because I'd reached a point in my life that if I didn't write about it, I would forget what had happened in the war.
49When I go to the movies, and I have to sit through ten previews of films that look [alike] and tell the whole story, you know that we've reached an age of consensus. And consensus is the worst thing for us. We all agree to agree. That's where we lose it as a culture. We have to move away from that.
50They make prostitutes of us all.
51I believed in the John Wayne image of America. My father was a Republican, and he taught me that it was a good war because the Communists were the bad guys and we had to fight them. And then there was the romanticism of the Second World War as it appeared in the films we mentioned. Obviously, the reality was very different.
52[on the September 11 terrorist attack on New York City] This attack was pure chaos, and chaos is energy. All great changes have come from people or events that were initially misunderstood, and seemed frightening, like madmen.
53The Indians once told me that stones are the most revered and ancient of recording devices. And that perhaps I am here on this Earth to write of these mute histories - just another stone, an 'Oliver' stone.
54Alexander to me is a perfect blend of male-female, masculine-feminine, yin-yang. He could communicate with both sides of his nature.
55I wasn't prophetic. It was there all around us. Money was the sex of the 1980s.
56If I were [George W. Bush], I would shoot myself. I think he lives in fear of drinking again. There's nothing more dangerous for America than an ex-alcoholic President who tells you to believe in Jesus.
57I love intelligent films that come at you fast. I don't have attention deficit disorder, my mind moves fast. There's a lot to deal with in my films. We had so many facts to go through, so the governing style was flash, cut, flash, repeat.
58[on JFK (1991)] I thought it was a helluva thriller. JFK's [John F. Kennedy's] murder marked the end of a dream, the end of a concept of idealism that I associate with my youth. Race war, Vietnam, Watergate. If JFK had lived, the combat situation in Vietnam would never have occurred.
59The Cold War has been the most irritating thing to me personally. Throughout my life we've been in the grip of militarism and military budgets and a mindset that dictates a war on Communism, and that's a drain on the national energy. The real enemy is nationalism and patriotism.
60If I could talk to Alexander, I'd ask him why he married Roxane. But the Greeks did have a regard for women: Six of the 12 gods are women, after all. Marrying her pissed off all of his men, but he didn't care, he was making a point.
61If we had to do things the American PG way, then we were screwed. Alexander (2004) had to be an R picture. If you work in Hollywood, you have to get past the studio development committees. The thousands of demands. The previews where they dumb it down for the audience. The system wears you down. It's a monster - demanding, uncompromising. [Martin Scorsese] and [Spike Lee] have been through hell...
62I don't believe in this business of chopping up a film and then releasing a "director's cut" on DVD. What you see should be the director's cut. This is the director's cut. If you can spend four hours killing Bill, Alexander (2004) deserves some space.
63He went for the head. Kill the king, and your enemy folds. Alexander would have gone after Osama bin Laden. I'm sorry, but [John Kerry] was right.
64[on Alexander the Great] This was the golden boy of all history. I've been trying to make Alexander (2004) for a long time. In 1991 with Val Kilmer, in 1996 with Tom Cruise. Then Colin Farrell came along, and he was perfect. He was a tough, Tyrone Power, barstool-looking boy from Dublin. We made him a blond, which was perfect for him, and he became Alexander.
65[on Alexander (2004)] But I always liked the Greek outfits. They were sexier than the Romans', you've got to admit. And they didn't wear sandals. They wore boots. So don't call it a sword-and-sandal [movie], for Christ's sake! It's sword-and-boot, okay?
66[on legacies] Alexander's lasted 2,300 years. Why? He's remembered because of his vision, because of his compassion, because of his generosity, because of his spirit, because he was different. He was a general, a man who was able to weep over his [dead] soldiers on the battlefield. Never before had that happened. So this is a special man who has been remembered. There is a reason this film [Alexander (2004)] was made. It is bigger than us, bigger than me, bigger than Colin [Colin Farrell] and all our team.
67Nationalism and patriotism are the two most evil forces that I know of in this century or in any century and cause more wars and more death and more destruction to the soul and to human life than anything else.
68I consider my films first and foremost to be dramas about individuals in personal struggles and I consider myself to be a dramatist before I am a political filmmaker. I'm interested in alternative points of view. I think ultimately the problems of the planet are universal and that nationalism is a very destructive force. I also like anarchy in films. My heroes were Luis Buñuel and Jean-Luc Godard. Breathless (1960) was one of the first pictures I really remember being marked by, because of the speed and energy. They say I'm unsubtle. But we need above all, a theatre that wakes us up: nerves and heart.

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1Usually has multiple camera setups rolling in a single take, and encourages a noisy set with a lot of racket. Both are done in order to encourage frenetic and uninhibited performances.
2Frequently references classic mythology and literature. For example, William Shakespeare's "Richard III" in his Scarface (1983) screenplay.
3Shoots the majority of his films on location, often using practical settings.
4Has cameos in most of his films. When he does not appear, his son Sean Stone does.
5During a dialogue scene, there will be frequent cutaways to details in the background that have symbolic resonance.
6The issues of family and fatherhood are frequently featured in his films. In JFK (1991), D.A. Jim Garrison must juggle fatherhood with his job. In Alexander (2004), Alexander is torn between his parents. In Natural Born Killers (1994), both the main characters were abused by their fathers. In Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989), the two main characters cite that they went to Vietnam to live up to their fathers fighting in the Second World War.
7Typically ends his films with a closeup of a face or a couple walking away from the camera.
8Native Americans are frequently featured in his films.
9Has worked 11-times with cinematographer Robert Richardson on his feature films. He often works with military consultant Dale Dye, and producers A. Kitman Ho, Richard Rutowski, Edward R. Pressman and Moritz Borman.
10His films mostly center on male protagonists. The biggest exceptions are Heaven & Earth (1993) and Natural Born Killers (1994).
11His films feature large casts, featuring many well-known actors in both major and minor roles.
12Often gives the lead actors in his films a special footage-enhanced credit appearance at the ending of his films (Ex. Platoon (1986), The Doors (1991) and Nixon (1995)).
13Frequently casts John C. McGinley, Tommy Lee Jones, Mark Moses, Tom Sizemore, James Woods, James Karen, Charlie Sheen, Marley Shelton, Michael Wincott, Josh Brolin, Frank Whaley, and his son Sean Stone
14Opens films with a quotation in white text against a black background.
15Often directs and writes historical films on controversial subjects, such as Salvador (1986), Platoon (1986), The Doors (1991), JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), Alexander (2004), World Trade Center (2006), W. (2008) and Snowden (2016).
16Staccato change of camera types, lenses and film stocks used.

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