Oliver Stone turns 75: successes and controversies, here are 6 memorable films

Forty-two Oscar nominations, twelve statuettes won. A lot of money for a director loved by fans, much less by critics of his country, America, who accuse Oliver Stone of promoting conspiracy theories and of misrepresenting real-world events and figures in his works. Wednesday 15 September the great director and screenwriter turns 75 (born in 1946). Director, screenwriter and producer known for his ambitious and often controversial films, Stone, the son of a wealthy stockbroker, who grew up in New York. He studied briefly at Yale University before dropping out to teach English in South Vietnam. Upon his return, Stone lived in Mexico for a year and attended Yale again for a short time. In 1967, during the Vietnam War, he enlisted in the US military. He distinguished himself on the battlefield by earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. In 1971 he enrolled in the New York University film school, studying with director Martin Scorsese.

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