Oliver Stone

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Perhaps one of most controversial and politically-charged directors of his generation, Oliver Stone has made some of the most seminal and enduring films of any time. With one foot consistently in the 1960s, Stone ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1946 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Brand: A Second Coming 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2008 - 2009, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Greystone Park 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Casting By 2011 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Hollywood Hi-Tech 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

Investor (Actor)

Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Film School 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Directors 1998 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Playa's Guide to Scarface 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years..100 Heroes and Villains 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Brown: All American 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Al Pacino: Inside Out 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie Sheen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood, D.C.: A Tale of Two Cities 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Censored! 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Tug Kowalski--Television Announcer No 1 (Actor)

John Wayne: The Unquiet American 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked and the Dead 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Frank Capra's American Dream 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

1993: A Year at the Movies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dave 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Last Party 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Together For Our Children -- M.U.S.I.C. 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Palms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Independent Spirit Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Our Hollywood Education 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

(uncredited) UCLA Film Professor (Actor)

The New Hollywood 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

News Reporter (Actor)

Firstworks 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Hollywood 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Trader (Actor)

Welcome Home 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hand 1981 (Movie)

Bum (Actor)

Last Year in Vietnam 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Backstory (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver Stone: Inside Out (TV Show)

Actor

Persona Non Grata (TV Show)

Actor
Director (26)

Snowden 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Savages 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

South of the Border 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

W. 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Comandante 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

U-Turn 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Salvador 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hand 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Seizure 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Last Year in Vietnam 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Street Scenes 1970 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Looking for Fidel (TV Show)

Director

Pinkville (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (25)

Snowden 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Savages 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

South of the Border 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

Source Material (based on characters in film: "Wall Street") (Source Material)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

8 Million Ways to Die 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Salvador 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scarface 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Conan the Barbarian 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hand 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hand 1981 (Movie)

("The Lizard's Tail") (Book as Source Material)

Midnight Express 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seizure 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (23)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Corruptor 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Savior 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Freeway 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Killer: A Journal of Murder 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Indictment: the Mcmartin Trial 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The New Age 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

From Hollywood to Hanoi 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

South Central 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Zebrahead 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Iron Maze 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blue Steel 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Reversal of Fortune 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Salvador 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Escobar (TV Show)

Producer

The Day Reagan Was Shot (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Street Scenes 1970 1969 (Movie)

(Photography)
Editor (1)

Seizure 1974 (Movie)

(Editor)
Other (1)

Zebrahead 1992 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Biography

Perhaps one of most controversial and politically-charged directors of his generation, Oliver Stone has made some of the most seminal and enduring films of any time. With one foot consistently in the 1960s, Stone traveled back in time on numerous films to present his unflinching take on a turbulent time wrought with sex, drugs and an endless war. Though he directed his first film in 1974 and earned an Academy Award for screenwriting four years later, he would have to wait until "Platoon" (1986) in order to gain name recognition and grudging industry respect. But once he was on the map, Stone made a string of exceptional films that cemented his place as one of Hollywood's most unique and compelling directors, thanks to "Wall Street" (1987), "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) and "J.F.K." (1991). Because of his anti-establishment bent - brought about by two tours in Vietnam and a short stint in prison on smuggling charges - many of Stone's critics automatically dismissed a bulk of his films as being nothing more than the paranoid rantings of a conspiracy theory nut. Sober examination, however, revealed not paranoia, but a man uniquely concerned with the destructive actions of the country he loved. Though some of his films veered in focus - namely "Natural Born Killers" (1994), "U-Turn" (1997) and "Alexander" (2004) - there was no doubting Stone's well earned place in cinematic history.

Relationships

Sun-jung Jung

Wife
Married in 1996

Najwa Sarkis

Wife
Married May 22, 1971 Divorced in 1977

Elizabeth Stone Other

Wife
Married June 6, 1981 Divorced in 1993

Louis Stone

Father
Jewish-American Met Stone's mother when he was aide to General Dwight D. Eisenhower in France during WWII Had extramarital affairs with the wives of several family friends Divorced from Stone's mother Died in 1986

Tara Stone Actor

Daughter
Born Nov. 3, 1995; mother Sun-jung Jung

Sean Stone Actor

Son
Born Dec. 29, 1984; mother, Elizabeth Stone Appeared in father's films "Wall Street" (1987), "Born on the Fourth of July (1989), and "The Doors" (1991)

Jacqueline Stone

Mother
French-Catholic Met Stone's father when he was aide to General Dwight D. Eisenhower in France during WWII Divorced Stone's father years later due to his extramarital affairs Stone dedicated his film, "Heaven & Earth" (1993) to his mother

Michael Stone

Son
Born c. 1991; mother, Elizabeth Stone

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1971
Attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts; mentored by director Martin Scorsese

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1965
Classmates included Senator John Kerry and President George W. Bush

The Hill School

Pottstown , Pennsylvania 1964
An exclusive college-preparatory school

Milestones

2012

Directed the ensemble crime drama "Savages," featuring John Travolta and Salma Hayek; also co-wrote screenplay based on a novel by Don Winslow

2010

Directed, produced, wrote, and made a cameo (as an art buyer) in the long-awaited sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"; Michael Douglas returned to play his Academy Award-winning role as Gordon Gekko

2009

Directed the documentary feature "South of the Border"

2008

Directed the controversial biopic about George W. Bush "W."; also co-wrote and produced

2006

Helmed "World Trade Center," the true story of two police officers who were trapped in the rubble on Sept. 11, 2001

2004

Helmed the epic "Alexander," staring Colin Farrell in the title role

2004

Directed the HBO documentary "Looking for Fidel," a follow-up to "Comandante," the 2003 documentary on the Cuban leader

2003

Directed and Produced "Comandante," a documentary on his meeting with Castro

2001

Served as executive producer of the Showtime movie "The Day Reagan Was Shot"

1999

Helmed the football-themed drama "Any Given Sunday"

1997

Directed Sean Penn and Jennifer Lopez in "U-Turn"

1996

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (March)

1996

Produced "The People vs. Larry Flynt"; directed by Milos Foreman

1995

Executive produced the HBO film "Indictment: The McMartin Trial"

1995

Directed and scripted "Nixon," starring Anthony Hopkins as the former U.S. president

1994

Directed the satirical film "Natural Born Killers," about serial killers and the media; story by Quentin Tarantino

1993

Helmed the true story of Le Ly Hayslip, a Vietnamese girl whose life is drastically affected by the war in "Heaven & Earth"

1993

First TV credit as executive producer, "Wild Palms" (ABC)

1993

Executive produced "The Joy Luck Club," based on the novel by Amy Tan

1992

Featured as subject of a Showtime TV documentary "Oliver Stone: Inside Out"

1991

Helmed the controversial drama "JFK"; film examined the events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and alleged subsequent cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison

1991

Made feature debut as executive producer, "Iron Maze"

1991

Directed film about the 1960s rock band "The Doors," starring Val Kilmer as lead singer and composer Jim Morrison

1990

Produced the well-received "Reversal of Fortune," starring Jeremy Irons as Claus von Bülow

1989

Formed Ixtlan Productions

1989

Helmed the award-winning "Born on the Fourth of July," based on the life of Vietnam veteran and political activist Ron Kovic, who also co-scripted with Stone

1988

Directed the drama "Talk Radio" about a controversial 'shock jock'

1987

Directed and wrote the highly acclaimed "Wall Street," starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen

1986

Helmed the Academy Award-winning Vietnam film "Platoon"

1986

First gained prominence as a filmmaker with the success of "Salvador"; feature debut as producer; also wrote and directed

1981

Made feature acting debut as a bum in "The Hand"; also wrote screenplay and directed

1978

Wrote the award-winning screenplay adaptation for "Midnight Express"

1974

Made feature writing and directorial debut, "Seizure"

1970

Worked as a NYC cab driver

1969

Directed a short student film entitled "Last Year in Vietnam"

1969

Recevied first feature credit, providing photography for documentary compilation "Street Scenes"

1968

Returned to the U.S. and enrolled in film school at New York University

1967

Served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam; specifically requested combat duty

1965

Taught English at the Free Pacific Institute in South Vietnam

Received Bronze Star for "extraordinary acts of courage under fire" and the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster

Bonus Trivia

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Stone was awarded France's Order of Arts and Letters in 1992.

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He was presented with the "Director of the Decade" Award by the Chicago International Film Festival in 1992.

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In 1999, Stone was arrested, and pleaded guilty to drug possession and no contest to driving under the influence. He was ordered into a rehabilitation program.

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Stone was arrested on the night of May 27, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA for possession of a small amount of marijuana.

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In a July 2010 interview with London's Sunday Times, Stone reportedly said that the Holocaust was overemphasized because of the "Jewish domination of the media" and also commented that "Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people." Following backlash and criticism from various groups, the filmmaker issued an apology on July 27 and said, "In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret. Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry."

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