Oliver Stone
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"Academy Awards"1978 Midnight Express (film)/Midnight Express1986 Platoon (film)/Platoon1989 Born on the Fourth of July (film)/Born on the Fourth of July2004 Légion d'Honneur"San Sebastián International Film Festival"2012 Donostia Award"Bronze Star with V device"Air Medal"Purple heart with Oak Leaves"Army Commendation Medal

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"William Oliver Stone" (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and veteran/military veteran. Stone came to public prominence between 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. Many of Stone's films focus on contemporary and controversial American political and cultural issues during the late 20th century.

Stone's films often combine different camera and film formats within a single scene as evidenced in JFK (film)/JFK, Natural Born Killers, and Nixon (film)/Nixon. Stone has received three Academy Awards for his work on the films Midnight Express (film)/Midnight Express, Platoon (film)/Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July (film)/Born on the Fourth of July. He was presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2007 Austin Film Festival.

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