Did you know Oliver Stone is a Vietnam Veteran?
Did you know Oliver Stone is a Veteran For Peace?
Did you know Oliver Stone is on the Advisory Board of Veterans For Peace?
Academy Award-winning writer, director, and producer, Oliver Stone has written and directed over 20 full-length feature films, among them some of the most influential and iconic films of the last decades. Some have been at deep odds with conventional myth—films such as “Platoon” (1986) the first of three Vietnam films; “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989); “JFK” (1991); “Natural Born Killers” (1994); and “Nixon” (1995).
Stone’s films have had a significant cultural impact. These include “Salvador” (1985), deeply critical of the U.S. Government’s involvement in Central America; “Wall Street” (1987), an exposé of America’s new capitalism; “World Trade Center” (2006), a true story of 2 (of only 20) 9/11 survivors; and “The Doors” (1991), a poetic look at the 1960s and Jim Morrison’s ecstatic music. Other films include “Any Given Sunday” (1999), “W.”, and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (2010). Stone’s documentaries include three on Fidel Castro (“Comandante” (2003); “Looking for Fidel” (2004); and “Castro in Winter” (2012)); one on South America, (“South of the Border” (2009)), prominently featuring Hugo Chavez and six other Presidents in a continent undergoing huge social changes and; “Persona Non Grata” (2003) on Israel-Palestine relations.
His latest work “The Untold History of the United States” (Showtime, 2012), 5 years in the making, is a monumental 12-hour interrogation of the conventional, triumphalist narrative of U.S. History.
Stone served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam in 1967-68, and was decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning from Vietnam, he completed his undergraduate studies at New York University Film School.