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Stone Hits Back At 'Great Satan' Tag

4th July 2007

LATEST: Moviemaker OLIVER STONE has responded to Iranian critics who called him "part of the Great Satan" as they refused his official request to make a movie about President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD. The Doors director approached...

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Iranian President Calls Director Stone "Part Of The Great Satan"

3rd July 2007

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has turned down a request by director Oliver Stone to be interviewed for a documentary film about him. Aides to Ahmadinejad said today (Tuesday) that they had been contacted by Stone...

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Stone Branded 'Part Of The Great Satan'

2nd July 2007

LATEST: Director OLIVER STONE's bid to make a biopic of about Iran's President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD has met with the statesman's stern disapproval. The maverick moviemaker, who has chronicled the lives of Richard Nixon, Jim Morrison...

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Stone Plans Biopic Of Iranian President

2nd July 2007

Moviemaker OLIVER STONE has petitioned Iranian officials in a bid to make a biopic about President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD. The maverick director, who has chronicled the lives of Richard Nixon, Jim Morrison and Alexander The Great...

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Stone To Film Vietnam Movie With Penn

13th June 2007

OLIVER STONE is set to return to the battlefields of Vietnam with new movie PINKVILLE, which will see the Oscar-winning director reteam with actor SEAN PENN. Vietnam veteran Stone, who has previously documented the war...

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Stone Debuts Anti-iraq War Ad

4th May 2007

Moviemaker OLIVER STONE has debuted a new hard-hitting political ad against the war in Iraq, using a former sergeant as his star. The Platoon director filmed John Bruhns pleading to US military officials to pull...

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Stone Directs Anti-war Ad

22nd April 2007

Movie director OLIVER STONE will make a political television commercial demanding the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. The World Trade Center filmmaker - who served as a private in the Vietnam War - will...

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Stone To Direct Anti-iraq War Ad

21st April 2007

Oliver Stone is to direct a 30-second advertisement against the war in Iraq.The three-time Oscar winner's opposition to the US' recent commitment of troops to Iraq is likely to foster further debate about the future...

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Stone Accused Of Race Slur

16th April 2007

Movie director OLIVER STONE has been accused of using racist language to a Hollywood screenwriter. African American screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper claims Stone made an offensive comment when he approached the Platoon director at a...

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Manzarek: 'Stone Missed The Doors Of Perception'

16th March 2007

THE DOORS keyboardist RAY MANZAREK has slammed director OLIVER STONE for misrepresenting his band in the 1991 biopic of the band. Manzarek, 68, claims Stone's THE DOORS painted an "over-sensationalised" picture of late singer JIM...

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Byrne Joins Pacino And Stone With University Honour

20th February 2007

Irish actor GABRIEL BYRNE will join the ranks of Hollywood heavyweights AL PACINO and OLIVER STONE when he's awarded one of Trinity College, Dublin's highest accolades. THE USUAL SUSPECTS star will pick up an Honorary...

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Estevez To Play Cia Mastermind In Stone's Post-9/11 Movie

6th February 2007

EMILIO ESTEVEZ has signed on to star in director OLIVER STONE's follow-up to 9/11 drama WORLD TRADE CENTER, according to Internet reports. TheHollywoodNews.com claims the actor/director has become the first name attached to JAWBREAKER. The...

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Stone Blames World Trade Center Backlash On Bush

22nd January 2007

OLIVER STONE blames the poor reception WORLD TRADE CENTER received in the international press on President GEORGE W BUSH, insisting he has turned the world against the US. The Oscar winner was dismayed when European...

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Stone: 'Critics Unfairly Rubbish Me'

29th December 2006

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE finds it difficult to deal with the frosty critical reception his films often receive - and insists no matter what movie he directs, it will still be rubbished by the press....

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Bangkok Film Festival Postponed

28th December 2006

Thailand's Fifth Bangkok International Film Festival has been put on hold after the cinema scheduled to host the gala event refused to take part. The festival, which last year (05) boasted OLIVER STONE, WILLEM DAFOE...

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Stone Finds War Films Therapeutic

27th December 2006

Director OLIVER STONE found the making of his "Vietnam Trio" of movies therapeutic - after part of him was "ruined" by the Vietnam war. The Hollywood filmmaker, who directed PLATOON, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF...

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Barakat! Wins At Dubai

18th December 2006

Algerian road movie BARAKAT! was awarded the Best Feature Film at the Dubai International Film Festival last night (17DEC06). Barakat!, which was awarded $50,000 (GBP25,640), was criticised by Arab film critics for being too political....

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Cage's Unusual Method Acting

18th December 2006

NICOLAS CAGE prepared for his role in WORLD TRADE CENTER by sitting in a darkened box, listening to director OLIVER STONE reciting passages from the TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD. The LEAVING LAS VEGAS Oscar...

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Stone Confirms He's Planning Film About Afghanistan War

14th December 2006

Oliver Stone, often criticized for bringing liberal conspiracy theories to the screen, has confirmed that he is considering a film about the war in Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama bin Laden. FoxNews.com's Roger Friedman,...

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Stone Stuns Comedy Audience With Serial Killer Joke

14th December 2006

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE shocked the audience at last night's (13DEC06) British Comedy Awards in London by joking about the recent murders of five prostitutes. The Suffolk killings, thought to be the work of a...

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Stone Fined For Filming Interview With Castro

13th December 2006

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control has disclosed that Oliver Stone's Santa Monica, CA-based Ixtlan production company and four unidentified individuals had agreed to pay $6,322,20 to settle allegations of violations of the...

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Kilmer Enjoyed Being Fat

13th December 2006

Hollywood star VAL KILMER loved working on historical epic ALEXANDER, because director OLIVER STONE told him to pile on the pounds. Kilmer often has to get in shape before starring in blockbuster movies, so he...

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Spielberg, Cruz And King Party With The Cruises

11th December 2006

STEVEN SPIELBERG, PENELOPE CRUZ, LARRY KING and JENNIFER LOPEZ were amongst a host of stars who gathered to celebrate the marriage of TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES on Saturday night (09DEC06). Cruise's producing partner PAULA...

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Frost/nixon Play Gets Hollywood Makeover

24th November 2006

America's Watergate scandal is set to hit the big screen again with a movie adaptation of hit West End play FROST/NIXON. The PETER MORGAN production stars British actor MICHAEL SHEEN as a young DAVID FROST...

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Funnyman Studies Kennedy Assassination In New Movie

22nd November 2006

Comedy screenwriter JIM PIDDOCK is revisiting President JOHN F KENNEDY's assassination in a serious new movie that focuses on the only man who was ever charged with the murder. The writer, who also appeared alongside...

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Colombia Rebels Appear To Washington, Stone And Moore For Help

10th November 2006

A Colombian rebel group has appealed to actor DENZEL WASHINGTON and film-makers OLIVER STONE and MICHAEL MOORE to advocate a deal with the US government to swap imprisoned guerrillas for American hostages. The Revolutionary Armed...

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Kilmer No Show At Doors Celebration

10th November 2006

LATEST: VAL KILMER missed out on a chance to recreate JIM MORRISON onstage with the real DOORS in Hollywood on Wednesday night (08NOV06) when he got "stuck in traffic." Kilmer rehearsed with Doors founders ROBBY...

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Kilmer Lights Up The Whisky A Go Go As Jim Morrison

9th November 2006

VAL KILMER returned to the stage as rock legend JIM MORRISON last night (08NOV06) when he joined THE DOORS for a 40th anniversary show in Hollywood. Group members JOHN DENSMORE, ROBBY KRIEGER and RAY MANZAREK...

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Stone Shooting Olympic Promo

2nd November 2006

Oscar-winning director OLIVER STONE is lending his movie expertise to 2008 Olympics host China to shoot a five-minute promo encouraging "cultural exchange". The WORLD TRADE CENTER film-maker will film the project in capital city Beijing....

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World Trade Center Wins First Film Honour Of The Season

24th October 2006

OLIVER STONE's gripping 9/11 drama WORLD TRADE CENTER was named Best Film in the first major awards show of the 2006/2007 season, beating out PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST at the Hollywood Awards...

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