Born Sep 15, 1946. From New York City, New York.
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Often heralded as one of the few true visionaries and artists still working in contemporary, mainstream cinema, Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary filmmaker. Stone became well known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had previously participated as an infantry soldier. His work frequently focuses on contemporary political and cultural issues, often controversially. Stone has won a host of awards including three Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay for Midnight Express (1978) and Best Director for Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).