Oliver Stone

Stone at the 2016 [[San Diego Comic-Con]] William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and writer.

Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of ''Midnight Express'' (1978), and wrote the acclaimed gangster movie ''Scarface'' (1983). Stone achieved prominence as writer and director of the war drama ''Platoon'' (1986), which won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture. ''Platoon'' was the first in a trilogy of films based on the Vietnam War, in which Stone served as an infantry soldier. He continued the series with ''Born on the Fourth of July'' (1989)—for which Stone won his second Best Director Oscar—and ''Heaven & Earth'' (1993). Stone's other notable works include the Salvadoran Civil War-based drama ''Salvador'' (1986); the financial drama ''Wall Street'' (1987) and its sequel ''Money Never Sleeps'' (2010); the Jim Morrison biographical film ''The Doors'' (1991); the satirical black comedy crime film ''Natural Born Killers'' (1994); and a trilogy of films based on the American Presidency—''JFK'' (1991), ''Nixon'' (1995) and ''W.'' (2008). His latest film is ''Snowden'' (2016).

Many of Stone's films focus on controversial American political issues during the late 20th century, and as such were considered contentious at the times of their releases. They often combine different camera and film formats within a single scene, as demonstrated in ''JFK'' (1991), ''Natural Born Killers'' (1994), and ''Nixon'' (1995).

Like his subject matter, Stone has become a controversial figure in American filmmaking, with critics have accusing him of promoting unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, and of misrepresenting real-world events and figures in his works. Provided by Wikipedia
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