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Oliver Stone is a prominent American director and screenwriter who was born on Semptember 15th, 1946. He came to public attention in the late 80’s to early 90’s when he directed several films about the Vietnam War. Stone continues to direct and write films that focus on contempor...Read moreary socio-political issues and he has thus far earned three Oscars for his works. Moreover, he has been described as a leftist filmmaker. Stone was born in New York City to mother Jacqueline and father Louis Stone, a stockbroker. He grew up in an affluent setting and lived between Manhattan and Stamford, Connecticut. Although admitted into Yale University, Stone left one year later to teach English in Vietnam. Stone later enlisted in the United States Army and saw service in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division and then with the First Cavalry Division. Following his stint in the army, Stone graduated from film school at New York University. During his time there, Stone was mentored by Martin Scorsese. The Vietnam War was to feature prominently in Stone’s career as he directed three titles about the war: “Platoon” (1986), “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) and “Heaven & Earth” (1993). Although each of the titles deals with a different aspect of the war, Stone has referred to the three works as a trilogy. Among the other well known titles directed by Stone are “Wall Street” (1987) for which Michael Douglas received an Oscar and “Midnight Express” (1978) for which Stone won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Stone has also made several films about recent American presidents. “JFK” and “Nixon” fall in this category as does his more recent film “W.” Among his latest works is a sequel to “Wall Street” titled “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”.

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  • Oliver Stone is a prominent American director and screenwriter who was born on Semptember 15th, 1946. He came to public attention in the late 80’s to early 90’s when he directed se...Read moreveral films about the Vietnam War. Stone continues to direct and write films that focus on contemporary socio-political issues and he has thus far earned three Oscars for his works. Moreover, he has been described as a leftist filmmaker. Stone was born in New York City to mother Jacqueline and father Louis Stone, a stockbroker. He grew up in an affluent setting and lived between Manhattan and Stamford, Connecticut. Although admitted into Yale University, Stone left one year later to teach English in Vietnam. Stone later enlisted in the United States Army and saw service in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division and then with the First Cavalry Division. Following his stint in the army, Stone graduated from film school at New York University. During his time there, Stone was mentored by Martin Scorsese. The Vietnam War was to feature prominently in Stone’s career as he directed three titles about the war: “Platoon” (1986), “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) and “Heaven & Earth” (1993). Although each of the titles deals with a different aspect of the war, Stone has referred to the three works as a trilogy. Among the other well known titles directed by Stone are “Wall Street” (1987) for which Michael Douglas received an Oscar and “Midnight Express” (1978) for which Stone won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Stone has also made several films about recent American presidents. “JFK” and “Nixon” fall in this category as does his more recent film “W.” Among his latest works is a sequel to “Wall Street” titled “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”.

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