Oliver Stone has directed Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), W. (2008), World Trade Center (2006), Alexander (2004), Any Given Sunday (1999), U-Turn (1997), Nixon (1995), Natural Born Killers (1994), Heaven and Earth (1993), JFK (1991), The Doors (1991), Born On The Fourth Of July (1989), Talk Radio (1988), Wall Street (1987), Platoon (1986), Salvador (1986), The Hand (1981), and Seizure (1973). He has written or co-written all of the above, with the exception of U-Turn, World Trade Center, W., Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
He has also written or co-written Midnight Express (1978), Scarface (1983), Conan The Barbarian (1982), Year Of The Dragon (1985), Evita (1996), and 8 Million Ways To Die (1986).
He has directed 5 documentaries: Looking for Fidel (2004), Comandante (2003), Persona Non Grata (2003), and South of the Border (2009). His upcoming 10-hour series, Forgotten History of the United States (2011), was made for Showtime.
He has produced or co-produced The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), The Joy Luck Club (1993), Reversal of Fortune (1990), Savior (1998), Freeway (1996), South Central (1998), Zebrahead (1992), Blue Steel (1990), and the ABC mini-series Wild Palms (1993). He and his co-producer received an Emmy for the HBO film Indictment: The McMartin Trial, and he was nominated for the documentary The Last Days of Kennedy and King.
Stone has won Oscars for directing Born On The Fourth Of July and Platoon and for writing Midnight Express. He was nominated for director (JFK) and co-writer (Nixon). He has also received three Golden Globes for directing (Platoon, Born On The Fourth Of July, and JFK), and one for writing (Midnight Express).
Stone's novel, A Child’s Night Dream, based on his experiences as a young man, was published in 1997 by St. Martin’s Press. He is a contributor of some 200 pages of essays on movies, culture, politics, and history to the book Oliver Stone’s USA (2000), edited by Robert Brent Toplin and published by the University Press of Kansas. Stone wrote the afterword for a book of scholarly essays analyzing his film Alexander called Oliver Stone’s Alexander: Film, History, and Cultural Studies (2009).
Stone was born September 15, 1946, in New York, New York. Prior to his film career, he worked as a schoolteacher in Vietnam, a Merchant Marine sailor, taxi driver, messenger, production assistant, and sales representative. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam in 1967-68. He was wounded twice and decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning from Vietnam, he completed his undergraduate studies at New York University Film School in 1971.