Oliver Stone

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William Oliver Stone, born September 15, 1946, is a famous American director and screenwriter. He has written and directed many controversial films, including JFK (1991),[1] which hypothesized a number of controversies surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and Alexander,[2] based loosely on the life of Alexander the Great. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie version of the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Evita (directed by Alan Parker).[3] and adapted 1983 cult classic Scarface from the 1932 film of the same name. In 2008, he directed "W.",[4] ostensibly a biopic of President George W. Bush, which focused solely on the negative aspects of his life, in effect smearing a sitting president. He also participated in the Vietnam War, and cynically used his status as a veteran to create a trilogy of anti-Vietnam War and anti-American polemic films, the first film being Platoon in 1987[5] (loosely based on his own experiences in the war), Born on the Fourth of July in 1989[6] (based on Ron Kovic's turn to anti-Vietnam war radicalism), and Heaven & Earth in 1993[7] (a loose adaptation of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace).

In spite of the often violent nature of his films, Stone has called himself "a practicing Buddhist or a student of it".[8]

In November 2012, Hudson Institute adjunct fellow historian Ronald Radosh lambasted "Oliver Stone's 'The Untold History of the United States'" Showtime television series (and accompanying book) as "mendacious" Cold War revisionism and "mindless recycling of Stalin's propaganda," noting similarities to Communist author and NKVD agent Carl Marzani's Soviet-published treatise We Can Be Friends.[9] Writes Radosh:
"Over and over, Stone uses the same quotations, the same arrangements of material, and the same arguments as Marzani. This is not to accuse Stone of plagiarism, only to point out that the case he now offers as new was argued in exactly the same terms by an American Communist and Soviet agent in 1952."
In 2013 the propaganda series came to an end.[10]

About the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro Oliver Stone said:"He’s a very driven man, a very moral man. He’s very concerned about his country. He’s selfless in that way".[11]

Maidan coup

See also: Maidan coup and Donbas war

Stone was executive producer for Ukrainian-born director Igor Lopatonok's documentary film Ukraine on Fire.[12] The film showed the historic background of divisions in the region; Stone interviewed President Victor Yanukovych who was ousted in the U.S.-backed coup, and Russian President Vladimir Putin about the U.S.-backed Maidan coup. Narratives by the late investigative journalist Robert Parry exposed the rise of US-funded NGOs with grants from the National Endowment for Democracy active in the area.[13]

Stone's series of interviews with President Putin over the span of two years was released as The Putin Interviews, a four-night television event on Showtime on June 12, 2017.[14] On June 13, Stone and Russian expert Professor Stephen F. Cohen joined John Batchelor in New York to record an hour of commentary on The Putin Interviews.

Nazi kill list

Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) is an online database of what its owner declares are “enemies of the state,” containing personal doxxing information and addresses. The website's mainpage lists Langley, Virginia, home of the CIA, and Warsaw, Poland as its official home. Journalists who depart from the CIA and Kyiv party line are added to the list. Anyone captured in Ukraine whose name appears in the websites online searchable database can be executed on the spot.[15] American filmmaker Oliver Stone appears on the Myrotvorets kill list.