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Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Stone came into public attention in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. He won further attention—and controversy—with the films JFK and Natural Born Killers. Many of Stone's films focus on contemporary American political and cultural issues. Stone has received three Academy Awards for his work on the films Midnight Express, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July. Stone was also presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2007 Austin Film Festival. British newspaper The Guardian described Stone as "one of the few committed men of the left working in mainstream American cinema." Stone's films often combine different camera and film formats within a single scene (including VHS and 8 mm film) as evidenced in JFK and Natural Born Killers. Stone was born in New York City, the son of Jacqueline (née Goddet) and Louis Stone, a stockbroker. He grew up affluently and lived in townhouses in Manhattan and Stamford, Connecticut. His father was

Oliver Stone -- Seinfeld Fan?

Oliver Stone
Seinfeld Fan?

It's one of the most iconic scenes in "Seinfeld" history -- the parody of the magic bullet scene from "JFK" -- but the question is ... has Oliver Stone seen it?  READ MORE >

Mel Gibson Doesn't Make Anti-Semitic Cut of 2010!

Mel Gibson Doesn't Make Anti-Semitic Cut of 2010!

Mel Gibson has just been snubbed by the premier Jewish organization in America -- he's nowhere to be found on the 10 most anti-Semitic list. The Simon Wiesenthal Center just released its "2010 Top… READ MORE >

- 1991 days ago
Stone vs. Chavez: Who'd You Rather?

Stone vs. Chavez
Who'd You Rather?

Director Oliver Stone and Venezuelan dictator president Hugo Chavez got very close at the NYC premiere of Stone's new documentary on Wednesday.Question is ... See Also Rossellini vs. Lang: Who'd… READ MORE >

- 2437 days ago
Mr. Chow Serves Up Won Ton of Stars!

Mr. Chow
Serves Up Won Ton of Stars!

Mr. Chow gave us a heaping helping of big name celebs last night! Bring it! Aussie hothead Russel Crowe, hockey fanatic Tim Robbins, and "Speed" demon Dennis Hopper were mobbed for autographs.… READ MORE >

- 3060 days ago
Stone's Bolder, Rocks Rescue

Stone's Bolder, Rocks Rescue

The spirit of Brangelina is rubbing off on everyone! Director Oliver Stone flew to central Colombia on Saturday to oversee a mission to airlift three hostages (including a toddler), held by rebels… READ MORE >

- 3073 days ago
Nic Cage's 9/11 Moment

Nic Cage's 9/11 Moment

Nicolas Cage couldn't hide his emotion during a reception in New York to honor police and fire fighters who died on Sept.11, 2001. Cage was given a cross made of steel from the rubble of the World… READ MORE >

- 3587 days ago
The Ultimate Playboy Turns 80

The Ultimate Playboy
Turns 80

With his girlfriends by his side, Hugh Hefner celebrated his 80th birthday at the Playboy Mansion on Saturday. Hef was decked out in his traditional silk pajamas.Paris Hilton, Owen Wilson, Donald… READ MORE >

- 3702 days ago

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