Oliver Stone has directed SAVAGES (2012), WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (2010), W. (2008), WORLD TRADE CENTER (2006), ALEXANDER (2004), ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (1999), U-TURN (1997), NIXON (1995), NATURAL BORN KILLERS (1994), HEAVEN AND EARTH (1993), JFK (1991), THE DOORS (1991), BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989), TALK RADIO (1988), WALL STREET (1987), PLATOON (1986), SALVADOR (1986), THE HAND (1981), and SEIZURE (1973). He has written or co-written all of the above, with the exception of U-TURN, WORLD TRADE CENTER, and W. He's also written or co-written 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: LOOKING FOR FIDEL (2004), COMANDANTE (2003), PERSONA NON GRATA (2003), and SOUTH OF THE BORDER (2009), and now the documentary series UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, which Stone created, narrates, and executive produced. Simon & Schuster will release the book component with the same title, co-written by history professor Peter Kuznick from American University.
Stone's 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 (1998), ZEBRAHEAD (1992), BLUE STEEL (1990), and the ABC mini-series WILD PALMS (1993). An Emmy was given to him and his co-producer for the HBO film INDICTMENT: THE McMARTIN TRIAL, and he was nominated for the documentary THE LAST DAYS OF KENNEDY AND KING.
Stone has won Oscars® for directing BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY and PLATOON, and for writing MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. He was nominated for director (JFK) and co-writer (NIXON). He's also received three Golden Globes for directing (PLATOON, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, and JFK), and one for writing (MIDNIGHT EXPRESS).
Stone wrote a novel, published in 1997 by St. Martin's Press, entitled "A Child's Night Dream," based on Stone's experiences as a young man. He is also a contributor of some 200 pages of essays on movies, culture, politics, and history to the book "Oliver Stone's USA," edited by Robert Brent Toplin and published by the University Press of Kansas (2000).
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 sailor, taxi driver, messenger, production assistant, and sales representative. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam in 1967-68. 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.