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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 7,595,538 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Oliver Stone is the 60th most popular film director (up from 89th in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from United States (up from 611th in 2019) and the 14th 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 60 out of 1,581Before him are Sydney Pollack, Roger Vadim, Theo Angelopoulos, Werner Herzog, Isao Takahata, and Robert Zemeckis. After him are Stephen Hillenburg, Yasujirō Ozu, Agnès Varda, Claude Chabrol, Richard Attenborough, and Terry Gilliam.

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Among people born in 1946, Oliver Stone ranks 39Before him are Emerson Fittipaldi, David Suchet, Fabio Capello, Dianne Wiest, Marina Abramović, and Syd Barrett. After him are Hassanal Bolkiah, Nicos Anastasiades, Marianne Faithfull, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Barry Gibb, and Liza Minnelli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Stone ranks 438 out of 18,182Before him are Jessica Lange (1949), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Katherine Johnson (1918), Kim Basinger (1953), Robert Zemeckis (1952), and Babe Ruth (1895). After him are George Clooney (1961), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Joan Crawford (1904), Louisa May Alcott (1832), and Gordon Allport (1897).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Oliver Stone ranks 14Before him are Quentin Tarantino (1963), John Ford (1894), Tim Burton (1958), Brian De Palma (1940), Sydney Pollack (1934), and Robert Zemeckis (1952). After him are Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Terry Gilliam (1940), Chuck Jones (1912), John Huston (1906), George A. Romero (1940), and William Hanna (1910).

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