William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and veteran. Stone came to public prominence between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. Many of Stone's films focus on contemporary and controversial American political and cultural issues, such as JFK, Natural Born Killers, and Nixon.
Forget the grand plan. Forget the master scheme. Forget control. That is the bleak but true basis of independent cinema. Inch by motherfuking inch we must, because we have no other choice.
I have the right to interpretation as a dramatist. I research. It's my responsibility to find the research. It's my responsibility to digest it and do the best that I can with it. But at a certain point that responsibility will become an interpretation.
I think that many people in history who had power were bumped off because they had power.
|Full Name at Birth||William Oliver Stone|
|Date of Birth||September 15, 1946|
|Birthplace||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Height||6' (183 cm)|
|High School||Trinity School, New York City, NYThe Hill School, Pottstown, PA (1962)|
|University||Yale University (dropped out twice)BFA Film, New York University (1971)|
|Occupation||Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer|
|Occupation Category||Film Director|
|Claim to Fame||Jfk|