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OLIVER STONE (Writer/Director) has worked as a school teacher in Vietnam, a Merchant Marine sailor in the Pacific and Southeast Asia, a taxi driver, a messenger, a production assistant, and a sales representative for a sports film company, all of these in New York City. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He was wounded twice and decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning from Vietnam, he completed his undergraduate series at New York University Film School in 1971.

Stone has been nominated for 11 Academy Awards as a screenwriter, director and producer. He has won Oscars for writing Midnight Express and as director for both Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon. He has also received three Golden Globes for directing (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and JFK), one for writing (Midnight Express) and was nominated for Best Director for Natural Born Killers and co-writing for Nixon.

Stone is a contributor of some 200 pages of essays on movies, culture, politics and history as published in the book Oliver Stone's USA. His first novel was published in 1997 by St. Martin's Press entitled A Child's Night Dream, based on Stone's experiences as a young man.

His documentary film Persona non Grata, a series of conversations with current and past Israeli and Palestinian leaders and militants, debuted on HBO in the spring of 2003. Comandante was controversially shelved by the cable network, which then broadcast Stone's second documentary about Castro, Looking for Fidel, in April 2004.

Stone has directed the feature films Any Given Sunday (‘99), 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).

His writing credits apart from his directed films include: Midnight Express, Scarface, Conan the Barbarian, Year of the Dragon and Evita.

His producing credits are: The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Joy Luck Club, Reversal of Fortune, Savior, Freeway, South Central, Zebrahead, Blue Steel and the ABC mini-series Wild Palms. Apart from his directed films, as a producer Stone has won an Emmy for the HBO film Indictment: The McMartin Trial and was nominated for the documentary The Last Days of Kennedy and King.


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