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Oliver stone: biography
Oliver stone — American film Director, screenwriter and producer, best known for such works as «Platoon,» «Born on the fourth of July», «John F. Kennedy. Shots in Dallas», «the Untold history of the United States» and many others. For his films, stone has received numerous film awards, including winner of three awards «Oscar».
He was born in new York, in a military family economist Louis stone and his wife Jacqueline Godda. Oliver’s mother was French, which my father brought back from Europe after the Second world war. Louis himself was a Jew, and its initial name was «Silverstein», and people Americanize it when he was studying at Yale University. Later, the parents of the future Director divorced, mother returned to France, and the boy remained in the upbringing of his father.
Oliver graduated from the Evangelical school, then a liberal arts College in Pennsylvania. He decided to pursue higher education, for this he returned to his native new York, then with the approval of his father he became a student at Yale University. However, there are things the young man did not work. He throws his studies and sent a volunteer to South Vietnam as an English teacher. A year later, the stone returned to America, works for a short time in Oregon, but then off again, this time in Mexico.
Upon reaching 21 years of Oliver stone was drafted into the army. His service coincided with the war in Vietnam, and he was the participant of military operations in this Asian country. In the fighting the young man was twice wounded and was awarded several honorary awards for courage. After demobilization, Oliver enrolled at new York University at the faculty of directing the movie, where he studied with well-known specialist Martin Scorsese.
The first work of Oliver stone as a Director was short autobiographical tape «Last year in Vietnam». He then took a series of low-budget films, the most famous of which is the psychological Thriller «the Hand». Oliver first gained recognition as a screenwriter for such films as fantasy «Conan the barbarian» with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the action movie «Year of the dragon» with Mickey Rourke and crime drama «Scarface» with al Pacino.
But the real world success came to stone after he took the so-called Vietnam trilogy. It included three pictures of the war’s end 60 years: «Platoon», «Born on the fourth of July» and «Heaven and Earth». For the first two works, the Director received the «Oscar» and was recognized as one of the greatest experts in the art of demonstration military realism.
Another shocking tape was biographical sinorussian «John F. Kennedy. Shots in Dallas», in which the stone refutes the official version of the assassination of President leads the strong arguments in favor of the other point of view. The picture on the American market produced a bombshell.
Also on the bill Oliver a number of political documentary works. He devoted several films with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, «Comandante», «looking for Fidel» and «Castro in winter», showed the life of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in the film «My friend Hugo». In addition, the Director was interested in the military conflicts in different parts of the world. On this subject came the film «South of the border» about the conflict in Latin America, «Persona non grata» on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, «Ukraine in the fire» of the Kiev revolution 2014.
Don’t deny It, and from art paintings. Of the most popular should be called a historical film «Alexander» with Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie, the drama «wall street: Money never sleeps» with Michael Douglas and Charlie sheen, as well as the novelty of 2016, Thriller «Snowden», where the main role appears Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
During her almost 70 years Oliver stone has been married three times and has three children. His first wife was a beautiful girl of Lebanese descent Najwa Sarkis. Their relationship can be called perfect, but the marriage was marred by the fact that the couple could not have children due to incompatibility. Six years later a divorce followed.
Second wife, actress Elizabeth stone, able to bestow Oliver being a dad, twice. They have seven years came sons, Sean Christopher and Michael Jack. The second family of the Director lasted 12 years, but the Alliance ended with the official divorce process.
Now Oliver stone is happily married to Korean sun-Jung Jung, with whom he lives for more than two decades. The couple have a daughter Tara who was born a year after the wedding.
The Director has a complicated relationship with religion. Despite the fact that his father was a Jew, therefore Jewish and my mother Catholic, Oliver studied in a Protestant school. But Christianity stone is not attracted, and he has long considered himself an atheist. But later one became a Buddhist, and in 2012 again changed the religion — converted to Shiite Islam and took the spiritual name of Ali.
- 1986 — Platoon
- 1989 — Born on the fourth of July
- 1991 — John F. Kennedy. The shots in Dallas
- 1993 — Heaven and Earth
- 1994 — natural Born killers
- 2004 — Alexander
- 2004 — looking for Fidel
- 2010 wall Street: Money never sleeps
- 2014 — the Untold history of the United States
- 2016 — Ukraine in flames
- 2016 — Snowden