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OLIVER STONE (Co-Writer/Director/Executive Producer) has consistently pushed the filmmaking envelope, as a writer, director, and producer, with works that have won critical acclaim and provoked passionate debate.

Stone most recently directed "U-Turn" with Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, and Nick Nolte for Tri-Star. His previous film, "Nixon," received four Academy Award nominations, for acting (in two categories), screenplay, and score, and has been widely acclaimed by critics for its balanced and empathetic portrait of Richard Nixon.

His 1991 film, "JFK," re-ignited an intense national debate about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Widely praised by film critics and audiences, "JFK" was a box-office success. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two. The controversy created by the film resulted in Congress passing a bill, signed into law by President George Bush, opening millions of pages of government documents on the Kennedy assassination which were to have been sealed for many decades to come–an unprecedented government reaction to a motion picture.

Stone has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards, as screenwriter, producer and director, and has won three Oscars (for writing "Midnight Express," and as director of "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Platoon").

Stone has also won two Directors Guild of America Awards, for "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July," and the Writers Guild of America Award for "Midnight Express." He has also received three Golden Globe Awards for directing ("Platoon," "Born on the Fourth of July," and "JFK") and one for writing ("Midnight Express"). He also was decorated by the French Government in 1992 as a Chevalier dans les Ordres d'Arte et Lettres.

Stone regularly travels around American colleges for talks with students. He is a contributor of some 200 pages of essays on movies, culture, politics, and history in the forthcoming book Oliver Stone and the Historians (University Press of Kansas) which includes essays by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., David Halberstam, Walter Lafeber, Stephen Ambrose, George McGovern and Robert Rosenstone, and is edited by Robert Toplin.

Stone wrote his first novel for St. Martin's Press, A Child's Night Dream (1997), based on his experiences as a 19-year-old youth. Born in New York of a French mother and an American father, Stone has been a schoolteacher, a taxi driver, and a merchant sailor. He served in the U.S. Infantry in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968, was wounded twice in battle and decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning from Vietnam he completed his undergraduate degree studies at New York University Film School.

Stone has directed "U-Turn" (‘97), "Nixon" ('95), "Natural Born Killers" ('94), "Heaven and Earth" ('93), "JFK" ('91), "The Doors" ('91), "Born on the Fourth of July" ('89), "Talk Radio" ('88), "Wall Street" ('87), "Platoon" ('86), "Salvador" ('86), "The Hand" ('81), and "Seizure" ('73).

He has written or co-written "Nixon," "Evita," "Natural Born Killers," "JFK," "The Doors," "Born on the Fourth of July," "Talk Radio," "Wall Street," "Salvador," "Year of the Dragon," "Conan the Barbarian," "Seizure," "Heaven and Earth," "Platoon," "Scarface," "The Hand" and "Midnight Express."

In addition to co-producing some of the films which he directed, Stone has either executive produced, produced or co-produced


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