Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.
After dropping out of Yale University, Oliver Stone became a soldier in the Vietnam War. Serving in two different regiments (including 1rst Cavalry), he was introduced to The Doors, drugs, Jefferson Airplane, and other things that defined the sixties. For his actions in the war, he was awarded a Bronze Star for Gallantry and a Purple Heart. Returning from the war, Stone did not return to graduate from Yale. His first film was a student film entitled Last Year in Viet Nam (1971), followed by the gritty horror film Seizure (1974) for which he also wrote the screenplay. The next seven years saw him direct two films: Mad Man of Martinique (1979) and The Hand (1981), starring Michael Caine. He also wrote many screenplays… read more
A strangely sympathetic picture of George W. Bush. Stone clearly shows W.'s severe daddy issues without ever apparently considering that few dysfunctional parental relationships have such a high body count.
Oliver Stone has done the impossible: he has made me empathize with George W. Bush.
Truth be told, though, I’ve never much considered George W. Bush as a person; my judgement of him lay solely… read review
Oliver Stone’s W. is an oddity. There’s no other word for it. In attempting to provide psychological commentary on the presidency of George W. Bush, it forgets the simple cinematic basics of story… read review
Nunca he sido un gran fan del señor Oliver Stone, jamás he conectado con sus películas, aunque, no niego que algunas de ellas resulten bastante entretenidas, por ejemplo Any Given… read review