Oliver Stone Biography (1946-)

Full name, Oliver William Stone; born September 15, 1946, in New York, NY; son of Louis (a stockbroker) and Jacqueline (maiden name, Goddet) Stone; married Najwa (some sources cite Majwa) Sarkis (a political attache), May 22, 1971(divorced, 1977); married Elizabeth Burkit Cox (a film production assistant),c. June 7, 1981 (divorced, 1993); companion of Chong Son Chong (an actress and model); children: (second marriage) Sean (an actor), Michael Jack; (with Chong) Tara Chong. Addresses: Office: Ixtlan, Inc., 2425 Olympic Blvd.,Suite 660, Santa Monica, CA 90404.; Agent: David Styne, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Geyer Kosinski,Industry Entertainment, 955 South Carrillo Dr., Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, writer, actor
Birth Details
September 15, 1946
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Street Scenes (documentary; also known as Street Scenes 1970), 1970
  • Last Year in Viet Nam (short film), 1971
  • Seizure (also known as Queen of Evil), American International Pictures, 1974
  • Mad Man of Martinique (short film), 1979
  • The Hand, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Platoon, Orion, 1986
  • Salvador, Hemdale, 1986
  • Wall Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Talk Radio, Universal, 1988
  • Born on the Fourth of July, Universal, 1989
  • The Doors, TriStar, 1991
  • JFK, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Heaven & Earth (also known as Entre ciel et terre), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995
  • U Turn (also known as Stray Dogs and U Turn--Ici commence l'enfer), TriStar, 1996
  • Any Given Sunday (also known as Gridiron, The League, Monday Night, On Any Given Sunday, and Playing Hurt),Warner Bros., 1999
  • Film Executive Producer
  • Iron Maze, Academy Entertainment, 1991
  • South Central, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Zebrahead (also known as The Colour of Love), Columbia, 1992
  • The Joy Luck Club, Buena Vista, 1993
  • The New Age, Wechsler Productions, 1994
  • Killer: A Journal of Murder (also known as The Killer), Republic, 1995
  • Freeway, August Entertainment, 1996
  • Any Given Sunday (also known as Gridiron, The League, Monday Night, On Any Given Sunday, and Playing Hurt),Warner Bros., 1999
  • The Corruptor, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Film Producer
  • Sugar Cookies, Troma Films, 1973
  • (With Gerald Green) Salvador, Hemdale, 1986
  • (With A. Kitman Ho) Born on the Fourth of July, Universal, 1989
  • (With Edward R. Pressman and Michael Rauch) Blue Steel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • (With Pressman) Reversal of Fortune, Warner Bros., 1990
  • (With Ho) JFK, Warner Bros., 1991
  • (With Ho) Heaven & Earth (also known as Entre ciel et terre), Warner Bros., 1993
  • (With Ho) Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt, Columbia, 1996
  • Savior, Budua Productions, 1998
  • S.W.A.T., Sony Pictures Classics, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Other
  • Cinematographer, Street Scenes (documentary; also known as Street Scenes 1970), 1970
  • Editor, Seizure (also known as Queen of Evil), American International Pictures, 1974
  • Coeditor, The Hand, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Film Appearances
  • Cliff, The Battle of Love's Return, Troma Films, 1971
  • Last Year in Viet Nam (short film), 1971
  • Bum, The Hand, Warner Bros., 1981
  • (Uncredited) Army officer in destroyed bunker, Platoon, Orion, 1986
  • Trader in office, Wall Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Reporter, Born on the Fourth of July, Universal, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Film professor, The Doors, TriStar, 1991
  • Himself, Dave, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Himself, The Last Party (documentary), Triton Pictures, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Narrator during closing credits, Nixon, Buena Vista,1995
  • Himself, One Vision, 1998
  • Tug Kowalski, Any Given Sunday (also known as Gridiron, The League, Monday Night, On Any Given Sunday, and Playing Hurt), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer (with Janet Yang, Abby Mann, and Diana Pokorny), Indictment: The McMartin Trial, HBO, 1995
  • Executive producer, The Day Reagan Was Shot, Showtime, 2001
  • Producer and director, Comandante, HBO, 2003
  • Producer and director, Persona non Grata, HBO, 2003
  • Executive producer of the movie From Hollywood to Hanoi, Cinemax.
  • Other
  • Executive producer (with A. Kitman Ho, Michael Rauch, and Bruce Wagner),Wild Palms (miniseries), ABC, 1993
  • Executive producer, The Last Days of Kennedy and King (special; also known as Assassinated: The Last Days of Kennedy and King), TBS, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Welcome Home, HBO, 1987
  • The New Hollywood, NBC, 1990
  • Himself, Beyond "JFK": The Question of Conspiracy, 1992
  • Himself, The Kennedy Assassinations: Coincidence or Conspiracy, syndicated, 1992
  • Himself, Oliver Stone: Inside Out (also known as Oliver Stone), Showtime, 1992
  • Himself, Our Hollywood Education, 1992
  • 1993: A Year at the Movies, CNBC, 1993
  • Together for Our Children--M.U.S.I.C., syndicated, 1993
  • Himself, Empire of the Censors, 1995
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995
  • Himself, Frank Capra's American Dream, 1997
  • Himself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies, CBS, 1998
  • Himself, John Wayne: The Unquiet American, Arts and Entertainment,1998
  • Himself, The Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory: 75 Years of AwardWinners, TNT, 1998
  • Himself, The Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory--75 Years of Blockbusters, TNT, 1998
  • Narrator, Censored!, American Movie Classics, 1999
  • Himself, Full Contact: The Making of "Any Given Sunday," 1999
  • Our Century, The Learning Channel, 1999
  • Himself, Hollywood, D.C.: A Tale of Two Cities, Bravo, 2000
  • Himself, 20th Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years, American Movie Classics, 2000
  • The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking, PBS, 2001
  • Himself, Jim Brown: All American, HBO, 2002
  • Himself, John Ford Goes to War, Starz!, 2002
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Who Is Alan Smithee?, American Movie Classics, 2002
  • Himself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Heroes and Villains, CBS, 2003
  • Himself, Hollywood High, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1987
  • The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1990
  • Presenter, The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1991
  • Independent Spirit Awards, Bravo, 1991
  • The ALMA Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Also appeared in other award show presentations, including the Academy Awards.
  • Episodic
  • Firstworks, The Movie Channel, 1988
  • The Story of Hollywood (also known as Talking Pictures), TNT, 1988
  • ABC News Nightline (also known as Nightline), ABC, 1991
  • Naked Hollywood, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • "Who Killed JFK? On the Trail of the Conspiracies," Investigative Reports, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • American Cinema, PBS, 1995
  • Narrator, "D. W. Griffiths," Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime,1996
  • Himself, The Kennedys: Power, Seduction and Hollywood: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Himself, "The Naked and the Dead," Great Books, The Learning Channel, 1998
  • Himself, "Al Pacino: Inside Out," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Himself, "Charlie Sheen," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Appeared in Oliver Stone: The Directors, Encore; also appeared inepisodes of Backstory (also known as AMC Backstory and Hollywood Backstories), American Movie Classics; and McLaughlin, MSNBC.
  • Other
  • Himself, Wild Palms (miniseries), ABC, 1993
  • Himself, Der Klang der Bilder, 1995
  • Comandante (movie), HBO, 2003
  • Persona non Grata (movie), HBO, 2003
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, The Road of Excess, 1997
  • Himself, Oliver Stone's America, Warner Home Video, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Seizure (also known as Queen of Evil), American International Pictures, 1974
  • Midnight Express (based on Billy Hayes's autobiography of the samename), Columbia, 1978
  • The Hand (adapted from Marc Brandel's novel The Lizard's Tail), Warner Bros., 1981
  • (With John Milius) Conan the Barbarian (based on the works of Robert E. Howard), Universal, 1982
  • Scarface (adapted from Howard Hawks's 1932 film of the same name),Universal, 1983
  • (With David Lee Henry) 8 Million Ways to Die (based on the novel of the same name by Lawrence Block), TriStar, 1985
  • (With Michael Cimino) Year of the Dragon (based on the novel of the same name by Robert Daley), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986
  • (With Richard Boyle) Platoon, Orion, 1986, published in OliverStone's Platoon and Salvador: The Screenplays, Vintage, 1987
  • (With Boyle) Salvador, Hemdale, 1986, published in Oliver Stone's Platoon and Salvador: The Screenplays, Vintage, 1987
  • (With Stanley Weiser) Wall Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • (With Eric Bogosian) Talk Radio (based on Bogosian's stage play ofthe same name and Stephen Singular's book Talked to Death: The Life and Murder of Alan Berg), Universal, 1988
  • (With Ron Kovic) Born on the Fourth of July (based on Kovic's autobiography of the same name), Universal, 1989
  • (With J. Randall Johnson and Ralph Thomas) The Doors (based on John Densmore's book Riders on the Storm), TriStar, 1991
  • (With Zachary Sklar) JFK (based on the books On the Trail of the Assassins, by Jim Garrison and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, by Jim Marrs), Warner Bros., 1991, published as JFK: The Book of the Film; The Documented Screenplay, Applause Theatre Books, 1992
  • Heaven & Earth (also known as Entre ciel et terre; based on Le Ly Hayslip's memoirs When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace and Child of War, Woman of Peace), Warner Bros., 1993
  • (With Richard Rutowski and David Veloz) Natural Born Killers (based on a story by Quentin Tarantino), Warner Bros., 1994
  • (With Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson) Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995, published as Nixon: An Oliver Stone Film, edited by Eric Hamburg, Hyperion, 1995
  • (With Alan Parker) Evita (based on the musical of the same name byAndrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice), Buena Vista, 1996
  • (Uncredited) U Turn (also known as Stray Dogs and U Turn--Ici commence l'enfer), TriStar, 1996
  • Any Given Sunday (also known as Gridiron, The League, Monday Night, On Any Given Sunday, and Playing Hurt),Warner Bros., 1999
  • Teleplays
  • (With Bruce Wagner) Wild Palms (miniseries; based on the comic strip by Bruce Wagner and Julian Allen), ABC, 1993
  • Comandante (movie), HBO, 2003
  • Novels
  • A Child's Night Dream, St. Martin's Press, 1997
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Michael Singer) Oliver Stone's Heaven and Earth: The Making of an Epic Motion Picture, Tuttle, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 15, Gale, 1995
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd edition, Gale, 1998
    • Kunz, Don, editor, The Films of Oliver Stone, Scarecrow Press, 1997
    • Riordan, James, Stone: The Controversies, Excesses, and Exploits of aRadical Filmmaker, Aurum Press, 1996
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    • Toplin, Robert Brent, editor, Oliver Stone's USA: Film, History, Controversy, University Press of Kansas, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Atlantic Monthly, July, 1997, pp. 96-100
    • Cineaste, fall, 1996, pp. 33-37
    • Empire, May, 1998, pp. 64-65
    • Entertainment Weekly, August 6, 1999, pp. 26-27; February 16, 2001, p. 77
    • Esquire, December, 1997, pp. 38-41
    • Flicks, May, 1998, p. 35
    • New Yorker, August 8, 1994, pp. 40-55
    • New York Times, January 2, 1990, pp. C13, C20
    • People Weekly, January 22, 1996, pp. 105-108
    • Premiere, December, 1987, pp. 33-34, 37-38; January, 1996, pp. 62-65; January, 2000, pp. 78-81, 979
    • Sight and Sound, Volume 6, number 3, 1996, pp. 6-9
    • Time, October 6, 1997, p. 109; November 9, 1998, p. 94
    • Vogue, December, 1987, pp. 166, 172

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