Stone has also written or co-written the following films: Midnight Express (1978), Scarface (1983), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Year of the Dragon (1985), Evita (1996) and 8 Million Ways to Die (1986).
Stone has directed four documentaries: America Undercover: Looking for Fidel (2004), Comandante (2003), America Undercover: Persona Non Grata (2003) and South of the Border (2009).
He has produced or co-produced The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), The Joy Luck Club (1993), Reversal of Fortune (1990), Savior (1998), Freeway (1996), South Central (1992), Zebrahead (1992), Blue Steel (1989) and the ABC miniseries Wild Palms (1993). He and his producers received an Emmy Award for the HBO film Indictment: The McMartin Trial and won the Best Documentary Award at the Hermosa Beach Film Festival for The Last Days of Kennedy and King.
Stone has won OscarsĀ for directing Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon, and for writing Midnight Express. He also received OscarĀ nominations for directing JFK and co-writing Nixon, and he received three Golden Globe Awards for directing Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and JFK, and one for writing Midnight Express.
In the fall of 2012, Showtime will debut a new 10-episode documentary series titled The Untold History of the United States, which Stone created, executive produced and narrates.
Stone wrote a novel, published in 1997 by St. Martin's Press, titled A Child's Night Dream, based on his experiences as a young man. He is also a contributor of some 200 pages of essays on movies, culture, politics and history for the book Oliver Stone's USA: Film, History and Controversy, edited by Robert Brent Toplin and published in 2000 by the University Press of Kansas.
Stone was born September 15, 1946, in New York, New York. Prior to his film career, Stone worked as a schoolteacher in Vietnam, a merchant marine, a taxi driver, a messenger, a production assistant and a sales representative. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He was wounded twice and decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning from Vietnam, he completed his undergraduate studies at New York University Film School in 1971.
This spring, Stone launched his official web site, www.oliverstone.com, as well as a Facebook page and a Twitter page with the handle @theoliverstone.
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Oliver Stone Facts
|Birth Name||William Oliver Stone|
|Occupation||Director, Writer, Producer|
|Birthday||September 15, 1946 (71)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Awards||1992 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for JFK)|
|1990 Academy Awards: Best Director (for Born on the Fourth of July)|
|1990 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Born on the Fourth of July)|
|1987 Academy Awards: Best Director (for Platoon)|
|1987 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Platoon)|
|Conan the Barbarian|
|Any Given Sunday|