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"I am not trying to be a historian; I'm a dramatist – and sometimes one who
does a dramatic interpretation of history." — Oliver Stone


     B I O

     h e r e

Oliver Stone entry at Wikipedia
Oliver Stone credits [since 1970] at Internet Movie Database
Oliver Stone's official MySpace site


won Oscar for Best Script (Adaptation) for "Midnight Express" [1978]  won Oscar for Best Director for "Platoon" [1986]  won Oscar for Best Director for "Born On The Fourth of July" [1989]  won an Emmy Award for Outstanding TV Movie for "Indictment: The McMartin Trial" in 1995     Oliver Stone has won Oscars
for "Midnight Express" [1978] (Best Script Adaptation),
for "Platoon" [1986] (Best Director),
and for "Born On The Fourth of July" [1989] (Best Director)
— out of 11 Oscar nominations

He also has received
the U.S. Army's Bronze Star for Valor (1968) in VietNam
a W.G.A. Award (1979) and 4 nominations
two Independent Spirit Awards (1986) and 4 nominations
Silver Bear (1986) & Honorary Golden Bear (1990) awards at the Berlin Film Festival
two D.G.A. Awards (1987 & 1990)
a B.A.F.T.A. Award (1988) and 3 nominations
the Kinema Junpo Readers' Choice Award (1993)
the Special Jury Prize (1994) at the Venice Film Festival
an Emmy Award (1995)
the Golden Eye for Lifetime Achievement (2007) at the Zurich Film Festival
and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


L i n k s
Oliver Stone entry at Wikipedia
Oliver Stone's official MySpace site
Oliver Stone credits [since 1970] at Internet Movie Database
Oliver Stone posters at AllPosters.com

J.O.'s Oliver Stone fansite



Movies  By  Oliver  Stone

Oliver Stone credits at Internet Movie Database
browse Oliver Stone on DVD at Amazon
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Ultimate Oliver Stone Collection on DVD  "The Ultimate Oliver Stone Collection" [2004]
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD box set [10/2004] 14 disks - out of prodn/used
contains 12 movies on 13 disks: "Any Given Sunday" [1999] Director's Cut; "Born On The Fourth of July" [1989]; "The Doors" [1991]; "Heaven and Earth" [1993]; "J.F.K." [1991] Director's Cut (2 disks); "Natural Born Killers" [1994]; "Nixon" [1995]; "Platoon" [1986]; "Salvador" [1986]; "Talk Radio" [1988];
"U-Turn" [1997]; and "Wall Street" [1987] – plus the 'Ultimate Oliver Stone Bonus Disc' containing: docu- mentaries "Last Year In VietNam" [1971 short student film], "Oliver Stone's America" [2001], "Persona Non Grata" [2003], and "Looking for Fidel" [HBO 2004]; other extras include outtakes & trailers
Oliver Stone 10 Feature Collection on DVD  
"Oliver Stone 10 Feature Collection" box set [2001]
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD box set [1/2001] 10 disks - out of prodn/used
contains 10 movies on 10 disks: "Any Given Sunday" [1999]; "Born On The Fourth of July" [1989]; "The Doors" [1991]; "Heaven and Earth" [1993]; "J.F.K." [1991]; "Natural Born Killers" [1994]; "Nixon"
[1995]; "Talk Radio" [1988]; "U-Turn" [1997]; and "Wall Street" [1987]
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"Last Year In VietNam" [1971 short student film]
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0356809/

"Seizure" [1973]

"Midnight  Express"
[Casablanca Filmworks Oct 1978]
Midnight Express video   American tourist Billy Hayes is caught in possession of a small amount of drugs in Turkey, and is sentenced to four years in prison. But before his term is over, the sentence is arbitrarily extended for many years. Billy finally escapes, under great hardship, and reaches Greece. The movie emphasizes the brutality rampant inside Turkish prisons at the time, where basic human rights were non-existent. Directed by Alan Parker; script/adaptation by Oliver Stone; starring Brad Davis & John Hurt; won Oscars for Best Script Adaptation, Best Music, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Hurt), Best Editing; won WGA & 3 BAFTA awards.
Columbia/TriStar widescreen DVD [10/98] for $13.46
Columbia/TriStar widescreen VHS [10/98] for $19.95
PolyGram soundtrack CD [10/90] for $9.98
full credits from IMDb
based on the 1980 book by Billy Hayes
Warner Books pb [3/84] out of print/used
Dutton hardcover [6/80] out of print/used

"The Hand" [1981]

"Conan The Barbarian" [1982] Written or co-written
"Conan Unchained: The Making of Conan" [2000] http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0430950/

"Scarface"  [Universal Dec 1983]
Scarface 1983   Color remake: The rise & fall of Cuban ganglord Tony Montana in 1980s Miami, Florida.
Directed by Brian De Palma; script by Oliver Stone, adapted from the 1932 film; starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia & F. Murray Abraham
Universal widescreen color DVD [10/2006] 2 disks for $20.49
Universal color VHS [3/88] 2 tapes - out of stock/used
Universal widescreen VHS [2/2000] 2 tapes - out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
black/white 24"x36" poster from Amazon for $10.00
"Scarface" Deluxe Gift Set of both 1932 & 1983 versions
Universal b&w/color DVD [9/2003] 2 disks for $48.99

"The Making of Scarface [1998] http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0432936/

"Year of The Dragon" [1985] Written or co-written

"Salvador" [1986]

"Oliver Stone's Platoon" [1986]
full credits at IMDb

"8 Million Ways To Die" [1986]
Written or co-written; directed by Hal Ashby

"Wall Street" [Fox Dec 1987]
Wall Street movie by Oliver Stone, starring Michael Douglas & Charlie Sheen   Bud Fox, a young and very ambitious stock trader, courts the powerful stock speculator Gordon Gekko, who takes the boy under his wing. Bud becomes immersed in the fast life, the big time, but soon is asked to take actions that even he finds offensive. Co-written & directed by Oliver Stone; co-written by Stanley Weiser; starring Michael Douglas {won Oscar & David di Donatello Best Actor awards}, Charlie Sheen, Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Terence Stamp, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, James Spader, Saul Rubinek & Sylvia Miles;
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2008] for $13.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [9/2007] 2 disks for $9.49
Fox color VHS [1/96] out of prodn/many, many used
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [10/93] out of prodn/used {with "Talk Radio" [1988]}
11"x17" poster available for $14.99 at AllPosters.com
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Money Never Sleeps: The Making of Wall Street" [Fox/Lagniappe video 2000]
Produced, written & directed by Charles Kiselyak; credits at IMDb

"Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps"
[Fox Sept 2010]
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps movie poster  A young Wall Street trader teams up with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming financial doom, and to bring to justice the person responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor. Co-produced by Edward R. Pressman, Oliver Stone & Michael Douglas; directed by Oliver Stone; starring Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon, Charlie Sheen, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella & Sylvia Miles, cameo by Nouriel Roubini
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [12/2010] for $22.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [12/2010] 2 disks for $15.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
'G.O.P. Economic Meltdown' Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Talk Radio" [Cineplex-Odeon Films Dec 1988]
Talk Radio 1988 movie by Oliver Stone  Filmed in Texas; a radio talk show host who thrives on controversy and confrontation is getting burned out just as he is offered a national show. Co-written & directed by Oliver Stone; co-written by & starring Eric Bogosian, based on the 1987 off-Broadway stageplay by Bogosian & Tad Savinar; also starring Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley, Alec Baldwin, John Pankow, Michael Wincott, Linda Atkinson, Robert Trebor, Zach Grenier, Tony Frank, Harlan Jordan & Chip Moody; Eric Bogo-sian won Silver Bear for Outstanding Single Achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival
Universal Studios widescreen color DVD [10/2000] for $4.00 {sic}
Universal Studios color VHS [3/92] for $6.44
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Talk Radio playscript by Eric Bogosian & Tad Savinar  "Talk Radio" playscript [1987] by Eric Bogosian & Tad Savinar
opened off-Broadway in May 1987; Broadway run in 2007 won Tony Award for Best Revival
Theatre Commns Group 8¼x5¼ pb [9/2007] for $12.42
Samuel French, Inc. 7¾x5 pb [11/2010] for $7.50
'stageplay on Broadway' official websitecredits at IBDb
stageplay entry at Wikipedia

"Born On The Fourth of July" [1989]

"Reversal of Fortune" [1990] Produced or co-produced:

"Blue Steel" [1990] Produced or co-produced:

"The Doors" [1991]

"J.F.K." [Ixtlan/Warner Bros. Dec 1991]
JFK video  A look at the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, and at the cover-ups, conspiracies & investi-gations that followed. Co-written & directed by Oliver Stone; co-written by Zachary Sklar; starring Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Oldman & Joe Pesci; nomi-nated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture, won for Best Cinematography, Best Editing
Warner Video Director's Cut widescreen Blu-ray [11/2008] for $19.99
Warner Video Director's Cut widescreen DVD [11/2008] 2 disks for $10.49
Warner Video Special Edition widescreen DVD [1/2001] out of prodn/used
Warner Video color VHS [2/2003] 2 tapes for $2.50 {sic}
Warner Video color VHS [1/2001] 2 tapes for $4.43 {sic}
Warner Video Director's Cut widescreen VHS [2/2001] out of prodn/used
Warner VHS w/Spanish subtitles [2/2001] 2 tapes - out of prodn/rare
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Beyond J.F.K.: The Question of Conspiracy" [1992] http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0103801/

more on Spirit of America Bookstore's President John F. Kennedy [1917-63] Page

"Zebrahead" [1992] Produced or co-produced:

"The Joy Luck Club" [1993] Produced or co-produced:

"Heaven and Earth" [1993]

"Wild Palms" [ABC mini-series 1993] Produced or co-produced:

"Natural Born Killers" [1994]

"Indictment: The McMartin Trial"
[HBO 1995 TV] Produced or co-produced: won Emmy Award for Outstanding TV Movie

"Nixon" [Hollywood Pictures Dec 1995]
Oliver Stone's "Nixon"  
"Nixon" screenplay  
The discovery of the Watergate burglary and the subsequent cover-up attempt by the White House leads to the resignation of President Nixon. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Oliver Stone; starring Anthony Hopkins {as Nixon}, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris, Bob Hoskins, E.G. Marshall, David Paymer, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Sorvino, Mary Steenburgen, J.T. Walsh & James Woods; Oscar noms for Best Original Script, Best Actor [AH], Best Supporting Actress [JA], Best Music Score
Disney Video widescreen color Blu-ray [8/2008] for $24.49
Disney Video Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [3/2002] out of prodn/used
Disney Video color VHS [3/97] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
Hollywood Rcds soundtrack CD by John Williams [12/95] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Nixon: An Oliver Stone Film" annotated screenplay & essays [1995]
Edited by Eric Hamburg

Hyperion 9¼x6½ pb [12/95] out of print/many used

more on Spirit of America Bookstore's President Richard M. Nixon [1913-94] Page

"Freeway" [1996] Produced or co-produced:

"Evita" musical [1996] Written or co-written

"The People vs. Larry Flynt" [1996] Produced or co-produced:

"U-Turn" [1997]

"The Last Days of Kennedy and King"
documentary [1998] Produced or co-produced:

"South Central" [1998] Produced or co-produced:

"Savior" [1998] Produced or co-produced:

"Any Given Sunday" [1999]
http://www.amazon.com/Any-Given-Sunday-Directors-Blu-ray/dp/B001AQT0OA/

"Persona Non Grata" [2003]
documentary on the Palestinian conflict

"Comandante" documentary [2003]

"Looking For Fidel" documentary [HBO 2004]

"Alexander" [Warner Bros. Nov 2004]
Stone's period drama about Alexander The Great of Macedonia was a critical and commercial flop, but fared a bit better overseas, and also seemed
to find an audience on home video. So Warner Bros. gave Stone permission to tinker and in 2005, they released a Director’s Cut, which ran
eight minutes shorter than the theatrical release. Two years later, Stone went in the opposite direction, and delivered "Alexander Revisited:
The Final Unrated Cut" which ran 3½ hours. Announced 11/2012: That third version was a bestseller (almost 1 million copies),
so now Stone will recut the movie for the fourth time • full credits from IMDbWikipedia

"World Trade Center" [2006]
"The Making of World Trade Center [2006] /tt0432936/

"Oliver Stone's W." [LionsGate Oct 2008]
Oliver Stone's W. docudrama movie   "Anyone can grow up to be President."
Co-produced, co-written & directed by Oliver Stone; co-written by Stanley Weiser; starring Josh Brolin {as Bush 43}, Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, James Cromwell {as Bush 41}, Richard Dreyfuss {as Cheney}, Scott Glenn, Ioan Gruffudd, Ellen Burstyn. Jason Ritter. Jeffrey Wright, Sayed Badreya. Rob Corddry, Toby Jones, Stacy Keach, Allan Kolman, Michael Gaston & Dennis Boutsikaris
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2009] for $14.99
LionsGate widescreen color DVD [2/2009] for $15.99
LionsGate color DVD [2/2009] for $10.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"South of The Border" [Ixtlan/Cinema Libre June 2010]
South of The Border documentary by Oliver Stone  While generally billed and reviewed (and reviled) as 'that Hugo Chavez documentary', the 78-minute film examines the unreported realities of modern politics in South America & Cuba by interviewing eight political leaders: Raúl Castro of Cuba, Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Rafael Correa of Ecuador), Lula da Silva of Brazil, Cristina & Néstor Kirchner of Argentina, Fernando Lugo of Paraguay, and Evo Morales of Bolivia Co-produced & directed by Oliver Stone; written & hosted by Tariq Ali
Cinema Libre Studio widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2010] for $20.99
Cinema Libre Studio widescreen color DVD [10/2010] for $17.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Savages" [Ixtlan/Universal July 2012]  
Two best-friend pot farmers in Laguna Beach, California share a wild-child girlfriend named O; when a drug cartel tries to muscle into their business,
the gangsters kidnap the girl . . .
Co-produced & directed by Oliver Stone; co-produced & co-written by Shane Salerno, based on a novel by Don Winslow;
starring Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Blake Lively, Uma Thurman, Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch, Benicio Del Toro & Joel David Moore
latest info from IMDbofficial movie site

"The Untold History of The United States"  
10-part TV series [Ixtlan/Showtime Oct 2012 to Jan 2013?]
Directed & narrated by Oliver Stone, with historian Peter Kuznick; barest series info from IMDb
Episode 1 [13 Oct 2012] "World War II"Episode 2 [20 Oct 2012] "Roosevelt"Episode 3 [27 Oct 2012] "The Bomb"
Episode 4 [3 Dec 2012] "The Cold War, 1945-50"Episode 5 [10 Dec 2012] "The 50s"
Episode 6 [17 Dec 2012] "JFK: To The Brink"Episode 7 [24 Dec 2012] "Johnson, Nixon & VietNam"
Episode 8 [31 Dec 2012] "Reagan, Gorbachev & The Third World" • Episode 9 [Jan 2013?] ""
Episode 10 [Jan 2013?] ""

Untold History of the United States book by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick  "The Untold History of The United States: The Companion To The Showtime Documentary Series" [2012]
by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [10/2012] for $12.99
Ebury Press 9¼x6 pb [10/2012] out of print/used
S&S/Gallery Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2012] for $17.01

"Pablo Escobar: The Real Story" biofilm [Ixtlan DUE 2013?]  
Co-produced by Oliver Stone; directed by Antoine Fuqua; latest info from IMDbofficial movie site {parked}

"Travis McGee" [Ixtlan DUE 2015?]  
Co-produced & directed by Oliver Stone; based on the John D. MacDonald novel
"The Deep Blue Good-by" [1964]; to star Leonardo DiCaprio • latest info from IMDb




Books  By  Oliver  Stone

"A Child’s Night Dream" novel [St. Martin’s Press, 1997]

“Oliver Stone’s U.S.A.” [Univ Press of KS, 2000]
essays on movies, culture, politics & history; edited by Robert Brent Toplin



Works  About  Oliver  Stone

"Oliver Stone: Inside Out" documentary [1992]
full credits from IMDb

"Oliver Stone's America" [2001]
filmed interview of Oliver Stone by Charles Kiselyak; full credits from IMDb



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