Oliver Stone

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William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express (1978), and wrote the gangster film remake Scarface (1983). Stone achieved prominence as writer and director of the war drama Platoon (1986), which won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Stone has received more than 6,196,498 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Oliver Stone is the 89th most popular film director (down from 53rd in 2019), the 611th most popular biography from United States (down from 397th in 2019) and the 23rd 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.

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Among film directors, Oliver Stone ranks 89 out of 1,580Before him are Sergei Parajanov, David Lean, David Cronenberg, Joel Schumacher, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Jim Jarmusch. After him are John Huston, Fred Zinnemann, Victor Fleming, Louis Malle, Manoel de Oliveira, and Robert Bresson.

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Among people born in 1946, Oliver Stone ranks 45Before him are Hassanal Bolkiah, Robert Fripp, Marina Abramović, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Talia Shire, and Dolly Parton. After him are Jang Song-thaek, Arrigo Sacchi, Barry Gibb, Masoud Barzani, Nicos Anastasiades, and Ed O'Neill.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Stone ranks 611 out of 15,968Before him are George Eastman (1854), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Bill Russell (1934), Dolly Parton (1946), Gwen Stefani (1969), and Ellen Burstyn (1932). After him are Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Eugene O'Neill (1888), John Huston (1906), Kenny Rogers (1938), and Harold Lasswell (1902).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Oliver Stone ranks 23Before him are George A. Romero (1940), Howard Hawks (1896), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), William Hanna (1910), Joel Schumacher (1939), and Jim Jarmusch (1953). After him are John Huston (1906), Victor Fleming (1889), Sidney Lumet (1924), Robert Altman (1925), Vincente Minnelli (1903), and John Carpenter (1948).

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