"Oliver Stone: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series)" (edited by Charles L. P. Silet)
2 Biographical Movies |
8 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
25 Interviews |
29 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Oliver W. Stone
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
The film business has always been full of strange characters. Who the hell gets into this business but gamblers and buccaneers and pirates? You don't get Henry Paulson
as a producer in this business, that's for sure.
His father Louis Stone
was a successful stockbroker on Wall Street, then he suffered some financial setbacks due to bad investments and a bitter divorce from Oliver's mother Jacqueline. The movie Wall Street
(1987) is supposed to be modeled after Louis.
The issues of family and fatherhood are frequently featured in his films. In JFK
(1991), D.A. Jim Garrison must juggle fatherhood with his job. In Alexander
(2004), Alexander is torn between his parents. In Natural Born Killers
(1994), both the main characters were abused by their fathers. In Platoon
(1986) and Born on the Fourth of July
(1989), the two main characters cite that they went to ...