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Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone's biography

Oliver Stone is 76 years old film director born at United States of America. He was born on Sunday 15th of September 1946. According to year of birth 1946 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 15th of September means he is Virgo. Virgo is an earthy sign of Zodiac Belt. People born under this Rising Sign are practical in nature. They believe in reality and represents themselves as a strong person.He was married 3 times.

Oliver Stone's spouse

He is married to Sun-jung Jung

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. He is an adherent of buddhism. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know him also as screenwriter, actor, film producer. He is recently known as documentarian.

Oliver Stone's mom

Oliver Stone's mother's name is Jacqueline Goddet.

Oliver Stone's family

Oliver Stone's spouse

Oliver Stone's ex spouses

Elizabeth Burkit Cox

Oliver Stone and Elizabeth Burkit Cox have been together since 1981 for 12 years.

Najwa Sarkis

Oliver Stone and Najwa Sarkis have been together since 1971 for 6 years.

He has 1 son.

Oliver Stone's son: Sean Stone

Oliver Stone's son's name is Sean Stone. He is known as actor. His son was born on Saturday 29th of December 1984 in New York City.

Oliver Stone's schools

We found 5 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Trinity School, The Hill School, Yale University, Saybrook College.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended Yale University and New York University.
  • After 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].

Oliver Stone's career

His main focus is to be film director. He is famous thanks to Gina Montana.

Awards and competitions

Oliver Stone's Awards

  • Has 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).
  • Received 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).
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 15, 1996.
  • (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.
  • For his service in the Vietnam War, he was awarded a Bronze Star for valor, the Air Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, a Combat Infantryman Badge and a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster.

Oliver Stone's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture
  • He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay for work Year of the Dragon in 1986

What Oliver Stone has done for a first time

  • In Vietnam, Stone won the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart with First Oak Leaf Cluster.
  • Directed comedian Rodney Dangerfield in his first and only dramatic role in Natural Born Killers (1994).
  • As 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.
  • Because 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.
  • Wrote 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.
  • Currently writes the first drafts of his scripts in longhand [2016].

Oliver Stone's quotes

  • 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 more destruction to the soul and to human life than anything else.
  • [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?
  • He 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.
  • I 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.
  • If 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.
  • I 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.
  • If 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.
  • I wasn't prophetic. It was there all around us. Money was the sex of the 1980s.
  • Alexander to me is a perfect blend of male-female, masculine-feminine, yin-yang. He could communicate with both sides of his nature.
  • The 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.
  • [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.
  • They make prostitutes of us all.
  • [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.
  • The film business? I love film, but the film business is shit.
  • Josh [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].
  • The reaction to JFK (1991) was just stunning. I've never spent so much time defending a film after its release.
  • [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.
  • If [George W. Bush] had spent some time in Vietnam, he would have a very different view on war.
  • The 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.
  • I 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.
  • [on Bernie Madoff] Madoff I consider to a be a sociopath; he was a crook running a Ponzi scheme.
  • I 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.
  • J.P. Morgan merits enormous attention. He was a pharaoh. He controlled American business and governments in a way that's never been seen since.
  • [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?
  • [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.
  • When 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.
  • [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.
  • You 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.
  • I 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.
  • Corruption 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.
  • It'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]
  • With 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]
  • Julian Assange did much for free speech and is now being victimised by the abusers of that concept. [April 2013]

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