Oliver Stone

1946 - Today

Photo of Oliver Stone

Icon of person Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Stone is known as a controversial but acclaimed director, tackling subjects ranging from the Vietnam war, and American politics to musical biopics and crime dramas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Stone has received more than 9,059,876 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Oliver Stone is the 52nd most popular film director (up from 60th in 2019), the 354th most popular biography from United States (up from 438th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Film Director.

Oliver Stone is most famous for his films. He has made films about the Vietnam War, the Kennedy assassination, and the George W. Bush presidency.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.72

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Oliver Stones by language

Over the past year Oliver Stone has had the most page views in the with 1,079,971 views, followed by Russian (155,755), and Italian (121,125). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kurdish (Sorani) (282.95%), Korean (154.05%), and Bashkir (105.05%)


Among film directors, Oliver Stone ranks 52 out of 2,041Before him are Yasujirō Ozu, Roberto Rossellini, Isao Takahata, Emir Kusturica, Alan Parker, and Takeshi Kitano. After him are Michael Haneke, Tony Scott, Luc Besson, Paul Verhoeven, Brian De Palma, and Aki Kaurismäki.

Most Popular Film Directors in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1946, Oliver Stone ranks 37Before him are Tommy Lee Jones, Syd Barrett, Fabio Capello, Roh Moo-hyun, Benny Andersson, and José Carreras. After him are Timothy Dalton, David Suchet, Marianne Faithfull, Emerson Fittipaldi, Robert Fripp, and Masoud Barzani.

Others Born in 1946

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Stone ranks 354 out of 20,380Before him are John Cage (1912), Julia Roberts (1967), Fred Astaire (1899), Rachel Carson (1907), Jack Lemmon (1925), and Spencer Tracy (1900). After him are Cliff Burton (1962), Nicole Kidman (1967), Duke Ellington (1899), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Willem Dafoe (1955), and Christopher Lloyd (1938).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Oliver Stone ranks 11Before him are Francis Ford Coppola (1939), George Lucas (1944), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Tim Burton (1958), John Ford (1894), and David Lynch (1946). After him are Brian De Palma (1940), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Chuck Jones (1912), Sydney Pollack (1934), and Terry Gilliam (1940).