William Oliver Stone is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer.
A screenplay writer, screenwriter for short, scriptwriter or scenarist is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media such as films, television programs, comics or video games are based.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.
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Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express.
The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States.
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As a director, Stone achieved prominence as director/writer of the war drama Platoon, for which Stone won the Academy Award for Best Director; the film was awarded Best Picture.
Best Director is the name of an award which is presented by various film, television and theatre organizations, festivals, and people's awards.
Platoon was the first in a trilogy of films based on the Vietnam War, in which Stone served as an infantry soldier.
The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
He continued the series with Born on the Fourth of July —for which Stone won his second Best Director Oscar—and Heaven & Earth.
An autobiography is a self-written account of the life of a person.
Stone's other notable works include the Salvadoran Civil War-based drama Salvador ; the financial drama Wall Street and its 2010 sequel Money Never Sleeps; the Jim Morrison biopic The Doors ; and a trilogy of films based on the American Presidency—JFK, Nixon and W..
The Salvadoran Civil War was a conflict between the military-led government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, a coalition or "umbrella organization" of five left-wing guerrilla groups.
A sequel is a narrative, documental, or other work of literature, film, theatre, television, music, or video game that continues the story of, or expands upon, some earlier work.
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore.
Many of Stone's films focus on controversial American political issues during the late 20th century, and as such were considered contentious at the times of their releases.
They often combine different camera and film formats within a single scene, as evidenced in JFK, Natural Born Killers, and Nixon.
Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American satirical crime film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Tommy Lee Jones.