Oliver Stone

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Oliver Stone

American film director, producer and screenwriteradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (66%), United Kingdom (4%), (4%)

Main connections: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hugo Chavez, Martin Scorsese

Linked to: New York University, Soviet Union, Free Pacific Institute, Trinity School




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Oliver Stone was born in 1946 add something


Stone graduated from The Hill School in 1964. add something


After several unsuccessful attempts to get the work published, he "threw several sections of the manuscript into the East River one cold night, and, as if surgically removing the memory of the book from my mind, volunteered for Vietnam in 1967. add something


In September 1967, Stone enlisted in the United States Army, requesting combat duty in Vietnam. add something


Bruce Willis - Willis was slated to play U.S. Army general William R. Peers in director Oliver Stone's "Pinkville", a drama about the investigation of the 1968 My Lai Massacre


Billy Crystal - He instead attended Nassau Community College and later New York University, where he graduated in 1970 with a BFA from its Tisch School of the Arts, His instructors there included Martin Scorsese, with Oliver Stone and Christopher Guest among his classmates


Michael Cimino - In the late 1970s, Cimino passed on an offer to direct Oliver Stone's adaptation of Midnight Express


Stone graduated from film school at New York University (where he was mentored by director Martin_Scorsese) in 1971. add something


Stone married three times, first to Najwa Sarkis on May 22, 1971. add something


Andy Warhol - He designed the cover art for the Rolling Stones albums Sticky Fingers and Love You Live, and the John Cale albums The Academy in Peril and Honi Soit in 1981.


Barbara Streisand - Her vocal talents prevailed, and she gained newfound success with the pop and ballad-oriented Richard Perry-produced album Stoney End in 1971.


Jonathan Frid - In 1973, Frid appeared in the TV movie "The Devil's Daughter" starring Shelley Winters, and the following year starred in Oliver Stone's directorial debut, "Seizure"


Martine Beswick - She starred as the Queen of Evil in Oliver Stone's 1974 directorial debut "Seizure", aka "Queen of Evil"


Midnight Express (film) - It is based on Billy Hayes' 1977 book "Midnight Express" and was adapted into the screenplay by Oliver Stone


Orion Pictures - Woody Allen, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, Oliver Stone, and several other prominent directors worked with Orion during its most successful years from 1978 to 1992


He married Elizabeth Stone on June 6, 1981. add something


Scarface (1983 film) - "'Scarface"' is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone, produced by Martin Bregman, and starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana


Michael Cimino - Cimino directed a 1985 crime drama, "Year of the Dragon", which he and Oliver Stone adapted from Robert Daley's novel


James Woods - He has been twice nominated for an Academy *award: first, for Best Actor, for playing a journalist chronicling events in El Salvador in the early Oliver Stone film "Salvador" , and again in 1996, for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance as real-life white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in drama "Ghosts of Mississippi"


Forest Whitaker - In 1986, he appeared in Martin Scorsese's film, "The Color of Money" , and in Oliver Stone's "Platoon"


Johnny Depp - In 1986, he appeared in a secondary role as a Vietnamese-speaking private in Oliver Stone's Platoon.


Jean Donovan - In "Salvador", a Oliver Stone's 1986 film about an American reporter trying to cover the overall conflict, Cynthia Gibb portrays the Donovan-based character Cathy Moore and is shown in several scenes interacting with the main character


Cynthia Gibb - In the 1986 war film "Salvador", directed by Oliver Stone and starring James Woods, she portrayed an American nun in El Salvador who was raped and murdered


Sylvia Miles - She played a real estate agent in 1987's "Wall Street", directed by Oliver Stone


Tom Sizemore - One of Sizemore's earliest film appearances occurred in Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July" in 1989, followed by roles in "Lock Up" , "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" , "Point Break", "True Romance" , "Natural Born Killers" , and "Strange Days"


In 1991, Stone showed his film JFK to Congress on Capitol Hill, which helped lead to passage of the Assassination Materials Disclosure Act of 1992. add something


Stone's other film The Doors, released in 1991, received criticism from former Doors member Ray_Manzarek (keyboardist–bass player) during a question and answer session at Indiana University East (in Richmond, Indiana), in 1997. add something


Ike Altgens - Oliver Stone's 1991 film "JFK" rekindled that controversy by reenacting the assassination, in Dealey Plaza, using actors as the victims and witnesses


Jack Lemmon - Additionally, Lemmon and Matthau had small parts in Oliver Stone's 1991 film, JFK.


Josie Bissett - Bissett's feature film debut was in 1991, in Oliver Stone's "The Doors", as the girlfriend of Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger


Pamela Courson - Courson was portrayed by Meg Ryan in Oliver Stone's 1991 film, "The Doors"


Bill Graham (promoter) - He appears as a promoter in the 1991 Oliver Stone film, "The Doors"


Danny Sugerman - He helped film director Oliver Stone with the production of the 1991 movie "The Doors"


Robert J. Groden - He was a consultant for Oliver Stone's 1991 film "JFK", even appearing in two brief cameo roles as a Parkland doctor working to save the President, and, as the courtroom projectionist showing the Zapruder film during the Clay Shaw trial in New Orleans


Gary Oldman - In 1991, Oldman starred in what was at that point the most significant role of his career as Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone's JFK. The following year, he starred as Count Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola's romance-horror Dracula.


Willem Oltmans - Intent on irony, Oltmans played the role of de Mohrenschildt in Oliver Stone's 1991 film about the assassination, "JFK"


James P. Hosty - The 1991 Oliver Stone film "JFK" depicts Hosty as playing a central role in a government conspiracy to assassinate Kennedy and frame Oswald


Frank Whaley - This latter film began a long collaboration with director Oliver Stone, including 1991's "The Doors", in which he played Robby Krieger, and, in the same year, "JFK", in which he played a conspirator in the JFK assassination


JFK (film) - "'JFK"' is a 1991 American political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone


In 1993, Stone produced a miniseries for ABC Television called Wild Palms. add something


Joan Chen - In 1993 she co-starred in Oliver Stone's "Heaven & Earth"


Le Ly Hayslip - The 1993 film "Heaven & Earth", directed by Oliver Stone, is based on her life


Stone's film $Natural_Born_Killers (originally based on a screenplay by Quentin_Tarantino), released in 1994, received controversial recognition for its portrayal of violence, along with the intended satire on the media. add something


Dale Dye - He was the technical adviser for the 1994 Oliver Stone movie "Natural Born Killers


Natural Born Killers - "'Natural Born Killers"' is a 1994 American black comedy crime film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Tommy Lee Jones


Marley Shelton - In 1995, Shelton appeared as a supporting role, Tricia Nixon Cox, in Oliver Stone's "Nixon", a biopic film about the story of the political and personal life of former U.S. President Richard Nixon


Edward Nixon - In the 1995 Oliver Stone film "Nixon", a youthful Edward Nixon is played by Mikey Stone


Also in 1997, Stone was one of 34 celebrities to sign an open letter to-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, published as a newspaper advertisement in the International Herald Tribune, which protested against the treatment of Scientologists in Germany and compared it to the Nazis' oppression of Jews in the 1930s. add something


In 1997, Stone published A Child's Night Dream, a largely autobiographical novel first written in 1966-1967. add something


John Ridley - After both writing and directing his film debut, the 1997 crime thriller "Cold Around the Heart", he and Oliver Stone co-adapted Ridley's first novel, "Stray Dogs", still unpublished when Stone bought the rights, into the 1997 Stone-directed film "U Turn", which was released slightly earlier than "Cold Around the Heart"


In 1999, Stone was arrested and pleaded guilty to alcohol and drug charges. add something


In 1999, Stone was arrested on alcohol and drug charges and, as part of a plea bargain, agreed to enter a rehabilitation program. add something


Jamie Foxx - His first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film "Any Given Sunday", wherein he portrayed a hard-partying American football player


Al Pacino - Pacino starred as real life 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman in the multi-Oscar nominated The Insider opposite Russell Crowe, before starring in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday in 1999.


Saving Private Ryan - Filmmaker Oliver Stone, however, has accused the film of promoting "the worship of World War II as the good war," and has lumped it alongside films such as "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down" that he believes were well-made, but may have inadvertently contributed to Americans' readiness for the 2003 invasion of Iraq


Armando Riesco - Besides making a name for himself in the independent film industry, he has worked on major Hollywood films such as "National Treasure" and the controversial Oliver Stone film, "World Trade Center" which covers the lives of several New York City policemen and firefighters trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center after its destruction and eventual collapse that were a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001


JFK (film) - The theatrical cut has been released on DVD in only a few foreign territories, including the UK. In 2001, the "Director's Cut" was released as part of the Oliver Stone Collection box set with the film on one disc and supplemental material on the second


In 2003, Stone made two documentary films: Persona Non Grata, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Comandante, about Cuban President Fidel Castro. add something


Denzel Washington - The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia named Washington as one of three people with whom they were willing to negotiate for the release of three defense contractors that the group had held captive from 2003 to 2008.


In 2004, he made a second documentary on Castro, titled Looking for Fidel. add something


Colin Farrell - Farrell appeared in the title role of Alexander the Great in Oliver Stone's 2004 biographical film "Alexander", which, while receiving some favourable reviews internationally, was poorly received in the United States


Connor Paolo - He became part of two Oliver Stone films, "Alexander" in 2004 and "World Trade Center" in 2006


Francisco Bosch - He played Bagoas opposite Colin Farrell in the 2004 Oliver Stone film "Alexander"


Vangelis - In 2004, Vangelis released the score for Oliver Stone's "Alexander", continuing his involvement with projects related to Greece


Rosario Dawson - In the 2004 Oliver Stone film "Alexander", she played the bride of Alexander the Great


Jared Leto - Leto's next film was the 2004 biographical film "Alexander", directed by Oliver Stone


Midnight Express (film) - When he visited Turkey in 2004, screenwriter Oliver Stone, who won an Academy *award for the film, made an apology for the portrayal of the Turkish people in the film


Debra Hill - At the time of her death in 2005, she was working on the Oliver Stone film "World Trade Center"


Tim Fornara - In 2005 he was Colin Farrell's photo double for the Oliver Stone film "Alexander" and has appeared in the teen movie "What a Girl Wants" and children's TV series "The One"


Michael Pena - In 2006, he starred in Oliver Stone's film based on the September 11, 2001 attacks, "World Trade Center"


Dave Karnes - In the 2006 Oliver Stone movie, "World Trade Center", which tells this story, Karnes is played by Michael Shannon


Connor Paolo - Other films include "World Trade Center" for Oliver Stone in 2006; "Snow Angels", directed by David Gordon Green; and "Favorite Son", his first leading role


Will Jimeno - Their entrapment and rescue were portrayed in the 2006 Oliver Stone film "World Trade Center", with Jimeno portrayed by Michael Peña


Roger Cross - Cross can be seen in the Oliver Stone film, "World Trade Center", which was released in August 2006


In 2008, Stone was named the Artistic Director of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore. add something


Josh Brolin - Brolin starred in another Oliver Stone film in 2008 called "W.", a biopic about key events in the life of President George W. Bush


Stacy Keach - In Oliver Stone's 2008 biopic "W.", Keach portrays a Texas preacher whose spiritual guidance begins with George W. Bush's AA experience, but extends long thereafter


Elizabeth Banks - In 2008, she played a love interest in the comedy film "Definitely, Maybe", alongside Isla Fisher and Ryan Reynolds, starred with Seth Rogen as the eponymous female lead in the Kevin Smith comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno", and played United States First Lady Laura Bush in "W.", Oliver Stone's biopic of George W. Bush


Ellen Burstyn - In addition to her stage work, Burstyn portrayed former First Lady Barbara Bush in director Oliver Stone's biographical film "W" in 2008


James Cromwell - More recently, Cromwell played George Herbert Walker Bush in Oliver Stone's "W." , that chronicles the rise to power of his son up until the 2003 invasion of Iraq


Charlton Heston - Heston's funeral was held a week later on April 12, 2008, in a ceremony which was attended by 250 people including Nancy Reagan and Hollywood stars such as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia de Havilland, Keith Carradine, Pat Boone, Tom Selleck, Oliver Stone , Rob Reiner, and Christian Bale


In 2009, Stone completed a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the rise of progressive, leftist governments in Latin America. add something


Titled South of the Border, Chavez joined Stone for the premiere of the documentary at the Venice Film Festival in September 2009. add something


In 2010, Stone defended his decision not to interview Hugo Chavez's opponents during the filming of his documentary South of the Border. add something


In 2010, Stone directed Michael Douglas in the Wall Street sequel Money Never Sleeps. add something


The documentary was being released in some cities in the United States and Europe in the summer of 2010. add something


Zhang Ziyi - After several screen performances in 2010 and beginning of 2011, in May 2011 Zhang was named ambassador for the ScreenSingapore 2011 film festival, joining American director Oliver Stone


Michael Douglas - He reprised his role as Gekko in the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in 2010, directed by Stone.


Shane Salerno - On March 4, 2010, Deadline New York announced that Oliver Stone would next direct an adaptation of Don Winslow's crime novel "Savages", co-written and executive produced by Shane Salerno. The all-star cast included John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Emile Hirsch, and Blake Lively


Jafar Panahi - American film directors Paul Thomas Anderson, Joel & Ethan Coen, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Robert De Niro, Curtis Hanson, Jim Jarmusch, Ang Lee, Richard Linklater, Terrence Malick, Michael Moore, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, James Schamus, Paul Schrader, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone and Frederick Wiseman signed a letter on 30 April 2010 urging Panahi's release


Bruce Payne - Payne was one of the attendants at the private screening of Oliver Stone's "South of the Border" in Los Angeles in June 2010 along with Benicio del Toro and James Brolin


Travis McGee - According to the Internet Movie Database, a film version of "The Deep Blue Good-by", directed by Oliver Stone with Leonardo DiCaprio as Travis McGee, was in development with a tentative release date of 2011 or 2012


Emile Hirsch - In April 2011, he was cast in Oliver Stone's "Savages", which was released in July 2012


Stone is set to direct the 2012 film Savages, based on a novel by Don Winslow and featuring an ensemble cast that includes John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Benicio del Toro. add something


Stone signed a petition in support of Assange's bid for political asylum in June 2012 add something


In August 2012, he penned a New York Times op-ed with filmmaker Michael Moore on the importance of WikiLeaks and free speech add something


The first three episodes of the series premiered at the New York Film Festival on October 6, 2012, which Indiewire described as "extremely compelling" and "daring" add something


The 10-part series is supplemented by a 750-page companion book of the same name, written by Stone and Kuznick, released on October 30, 2012 by Simon & Schuster add something


"USA Today"'s David Jackson, described the October 30, 2012 book with the headline: "'Oliver Stone rips Obama"', quoted: add something


In November 2012, Hudson Institute adjunct fellow historian Ronald Radosh lambasted it as "mendacious" Cold War revisionism and "mindless recycling of Stalin's propaganda," noting similarities to Communist author and NKVD agent Carl Marzani's Soviet-published treatise "We Can Be Friends add something


In December 2012, the Real News Network began the beginning of a long multi-part interview about the series where viewers can submit questions about the show which will be answered in future videos add something


Bruce Payne - In 2012 Payne voiced a demon in the found footage horror film "Greystone Park" which starred Sean Stone, Oliver Stone, Alexander Wraith and Pete Antico, and was the directorial debut of Sean Stone


Blake Lively - In 2012, she starred in Oliver Stone's "Savages" alongside Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, and John Travolta


Savages (2012 film) - "'Savages"' is a 2012 American crime thriller film directed by Oliver Stone


Stone visited Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in April 2013 and commented, "I don't think most people in the US realize how important WikiLeaks is and why Julian's case needs support add something


In June 2013, Stone and numerous other celebrities appeared in a video showing support for Bradley Manning add something


In March 5th, 2014, Stone and teleSUR premiere the documentary film "Mi Amigo Hugo" , a documentary about the Venezuela's ex-President; Hugo Chávez, one year after his dead add something


On March 5, 2014, Stone and teleSUR premiered the documentary film "Mi Amigo Hugo" , a documentary about Venezuela's late President, Hugo Chávez, one year after his death add something


In December 2014, Stone made statements supporting the Russian government's narrative on Ukraine, portraying the 2014 Ukrainian revolution as a CIA plot and Viktor Yanukovych, whom Ukrainian authorities charged with the murder of over a hundred protesters, as a "legitimate" president forced to leave Ukraine by "well-armed, neo-Nazi radicals add something


Edward Snowden - In June 2014, "The Guardian" reported that film director Oliver Stone had bought the rights to "Time of the Octopus", a forthcoming novel based on Snowden's life and written by his Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena


Joseph Gordon-Levitt - In November 2014, it was confirmed that Gordon-Levitt would play National Security Agency surveillance leaker Edward Snowden in a movie directed by Oliver Stone


In 2015, he was awarded in Sitges Film Festival with the honorific award add something


Scott Eastwood - Eastwood was cast alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley in the upcoming biopic film "Snowden", directed by Oliver Stone and set to release on Christmas Day in 2015


"Snowden" is currently filming and expected for release in 2016 add something


In September 2016, Stone said he was voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein for President add something


Laura Poitras - Poitras will be portrayed by Academy *award-winning actress Melissa Leo in the 2016 biographical drama film "Snowden", directed by Oliver Stone, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden


Scott Eastwood - Eastwood was cast alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley in the upcoming biographical drama film "Snowden", directed by Oliver Stone and set for release in May 2016


Scott Eastwood - In 2016, Eastwood appeared alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley in the biographical drama film "Snowden", directed by Oliver Stone and set for release in September 2016


On May 22, 2017, various industry papers reported that Stone was going to direct a television series about the Guantanamo detention camp add something


Stone's series of interviews with Russian president Vladimir Putin over the span of two years is set to be released as "The Putin Interviews", a four-night television event on Showtime on June 2017 add something


Stone's series of interviews with Russian president Vladimir Putin over the span of two years is set to be released as "The Putin Interviews", a four-night television event on Showtime on June 12, 2017 add something


However, Stone announced he would quit the series after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Weinstein in October 2017 add something


On October 12, 2017, former Playboy model Carrie Stevens accused Stone of grabbing her breast in 1991, stating on her Facebook account I was only 22 years old add something


Orange Revolution - In 2017, in "The Putin interviews" with the Director Oliver Stone, the Russian president Vladimir Putin said that the people's disagreement with the election results appea4red to be genuine, but the subsequent riots were supported by U.S.intervention which led to them getting excerbated


In April 2018, Stone attended a press conference at the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran, where he likened President Donald Trump to "Beelzebub", the biblical demonic figure add something


Taimak - Taimak will star in the martial arts comedy film Fury of the fist, co-written by Sean Stone son of Oliver Stone & starring Danny Trejo due for release in select theaters & VOD on May 25, 2018


Taimak - Taimak will star in the martial arts comedy film Fury of the fist, co-written by Sean Stone son of Oliver Stone and starring Danny Trejo due for release in select theaters & VOD on May 25, 2018