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William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Stone came into public attention in the mid 1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. He won further attention—and controversy—with the films JFK, Natural Born Killers, and Nixon. Many of ... more »

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  • ''Lunch is for wimps.''
    Oliver Stone (b. 1946), U.S. filmmaker. Written by Oliver Stone and Stanley Weiser, directed by Stone. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), in Wall Street ...
  • Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another. This painting here. I bought it 10 years ago for 60 thousand dollars. I could sell it today for 600. The illusi...
    Oliver Stone (b. 1946), U.S. filmmaker, and Stanley Weiser, U.S. screenwriter. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Wall Street (1987). The character o...
  • ''One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that.''
    Oliver Stone (b. 1946), U.S. filmmaker. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Feb. 15, 1988).
  • ''Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point ... they've thought murder. The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.''
    Oliver Stone (b. 1946), U.S. film director. Rolling Stone, p. 61 (December 29, 1994). On going through a divorce and commenting on O.J. Simpson's ...
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