Oliver Stone is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor known for directing such popular films as 1986's Platoon, 1987's Wall Street and 1989's Born on the Fourth of July. As a screenwriter, he wrote a number of acclaimed movies, including 1978's Midnight Express and the 1983 gangster film Scarface. He is regarded as one of Hollywood’s greatest directors of all time.
Prior to his 1996 marriage to Sun-jung Jung, he was married and divorced twice. He fathered two children with his second wife Elizabeth. He and Sun-jung welcomed a child in 1995.
He won his first Academy Award in 1978 for his work on Midnight Express.
Between 1986 and 1989, he went on to win two more Academy Awards for Best Director for his work on the films Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July.
He once worked as a messenger and a cabdriver to make ends meet.
He has been arrested multiple times for possessing illegal drugs.
A woman can be very beautiful and an ideal model and she will photograph incredibly well, but she'll appear in film and it won't work. What works is some fusion of physical beauty with some mental field or whatever you call it. I don't know.Oliver Stone
Coming Home had been made before and Apocalypse Now and Deer Hunter, different kinds of movies.Oliver Stone
Fear may very well be a caveman fear of the predator, of the giant lizard chasing them - maybe that's what Steven Spielberg connects with so well in Lost World.Oliver Stone
I do believe that movies are subject to a million interpretations.Oliver Stone
I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.Oliver Stone
I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience.Oliver Stone
I'm terrible at horror movies, by the way. I get scared so easily.Oliver Stone
I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.Oliver Stone
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that.Oliver Stone
One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that.Oliver Stone
There's an electrical thing about movies.Oliver Stone
is a famous American director, screenwriter, and producer,
who was born on
September 15, 1946. As a person born on this date, Oliver Stone is listed in our database as the 11th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 15) and the 29th most popular for the year (1946).
People born on September 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Oliver Stone is the 211th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Oliver Stone's birthday, Oliver Stone is the 1439th most famous American and ranks 665th in famous people born in New York City, New York, U.S.
In general, Oliver Stone ranks as the 2506th
most popular famous person, and the 40th most popular director of all time.
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