Oliver Stone

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Oliver Stone on Melissa Gilbert's Claims: It Was a 'Raunchy' Film

Says actors all knew what they were getting into when auditioning for 'no-holds-barred' Doors film

(Newser) - Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert had a sit-down earlier this week with Andy Cohen in which she alleged director Oliver Stone had sexually harassed her during an audition for his 1991 film The Doors. Gilbert said during her tryout to play Jim Morrison's girlfriend, Stone told... More »

Melissa Gilbert: Oliver Stone Humiliated Me

Says incident happened during audition for 1991's The Doors

(Newser) - A second woman accusing Oliver Stone of sexual harassment has a familiar face. Melissa Gilbert, the former Little House on the Prairie actress who last year dropped a bid for Congress, says Stone humiliated her when she auditioned for the role of Jim Morrison's girlfriend in 1991's The ... More »

New JFK Records May Explain Oswald's 'Raleigh Call'

But historians generally don't expect to see any smoking guns emerge in final document release

(Newser) - On Thursday, the US is expected to make public the last sealed government documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. President Trump has the authority to block the move, but he has tweeted that he (probably) won't do so. Historians and armchair sleuths generally don't expect... More »

Latest Bigwig Accused of Sex Harassment: Oliver Stone

Backlash swift after he initially refused to condemn Weinstein

(Newser) - Oliver Stone initially refused to condemn Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misdeeds, and though he ultimately changed his tune, backlash was swift: He's now been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior of his own by two women. Carrie Stevens, an actress and former Playboy Playmate, responded to Stone's comments... More »

TMZ: Weinstein Contract Allowed for 'Improper' Behavior

Paying up to $1M per time could 'cure' harassment

(Newser) - A weird development in the Harvey Weinstein scandal: His firing by the company he co-founded may have been illegal despite his alleged abysmal behavior, according to TMZ . The site says it has seen Weinstein's 2015 employment contract and it leaves room for sexual harassment or other "misconduct."... More »

Oliver Stone's Defense of Putin Doesn't Play Well on Colbert

Says Russian leader has been 'insulted and abused' as audience groans

(Newser) - Oliver Stone is making the rounds to promote his four-part documentary series for Showtime on Vladimir Putin, and he didn't exactly get softball treatment from Stephen Colbert on Monday night. (Video here .) Colbert began by pointing out that Stone has "gotten a little heat" from critics who... More »

Putin: 'I'm Not a Woman, So I Don't Have Bad Days'

A look at Oliver Stone's Putin documentary

(Newser) - Oliver Stone's The Putin Interviews, a four-part documentary for which the director got "extensive access" to the Russian president between July 2015 and February 2017, airs on Showtime June 12-15, and Bloomberg got early access to the first two episodes. Bloomberg notes that they offer "little that'... More »

Snowden Should Be Fascinating. It's Not

Critics appear to love or hate Oliver Stone's film

(Newser) - Director Oliver Stone brings us Edward Snowden's side of the story of his NSA leaks in Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the man himself. Critics seem to either love it or hate it. Here's what they're saying:
  • This is "Stone's best political work to date,
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Oliver Stone to Write, Direct Snowden Movie

Bond producers making rival Snowden film

(Newser) - After tackling issues including the Vietnam War, the assassination of JFK, and the presidency of George W. Bush, Oliver Stone says he's taking on another of the "greatest stories of our time": Edward Snowden's National Security Agency whistleblowing. Stone will write and direct an adaptation of Guardian... More »

Oliver Stone's Son Converts to Islam

Filmmaker Sean Stone becomes a Shiite

(Newser) - Oliver Stone's filmmaking son has converted to Islam in Iran, reports AFP . "The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with," 27-year-old Sean Stone told the news agency. "It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets." In the... More »

Gekko's Still Got Juice in Money Never Sleeps

Michael Douglas is Wall Street sequel's best (toxic) asset

(Newser) - "Greed is good," Gordon Gekko famously said in Oliver Stone's 1987 Wall Street, but maybe not in film directors. Critics say Stone crams too many story lines and sermons into the sequel, Money Never Sleeps, though Michael Douglas is still deliciously slimy as the ex-con stock trader.
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Douglas Walks Red Carpet

While fighting cancer, actor attends 'Wall Street 2' premiere

(Newser) - Michael Douglas didn’t let cancer stop him from attending the premiere of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps . Douglas walked the red carpet at last night’s New York City premiere, the AP reports. Co-star Shia LaBeouf calls Douglas a “wolf,” and director Oliver Stone says that... More »

Stone: Oops, Sorry, Jews Don't Dominate Media

Director backpedals after he enrages Jews

(Newser) - Movie director Oliver Stone has been doing some hasty backpedaling after some Mel Gibson-esque remarks about the Holocaust enraged Jewish groups. The director has apologized for telling the Times of London that "Jewish domination of the media" in the US is the reason why Jewish deaths in the Holocaust... More »

Oliver Stone, NYT Critic Feud Over Bad Review

Filmmaker issues rebuttal, and critic issues his own

(Newser) - Oliver Stone and a New York Times movie critic are feuding over a scathing review of Stone's documentary on Hugo Chavez, South of the Border. It began when the Times' Larry Rohter wrote this piece , in which he accuses Stone of "mistakes, misstatements, and missing details." Stone fired... More »

Stone Rips JFK Assassination 'Fairy Tale'

People in power are in denial, director charges

(Newser) - Film director cum pot-stirring historian Oliver Stone has blasted the official version of JFK's assassination as a "national fairy tale." To this day, "many key Americans in power are in total denial about this story," Stone told a group of students in Thailand. "They don't... More »

Oliver Stone: 'Hitler Was a Scapegoat'

Maybe Stalin wasn't so bad, either, says Hollywood bad boy

(Newser) - Bad boy lefty film director Oliver Stone is stirring up the pot again, this time with his controversial comments that Adlof Hitler was a "scapegoat." Hitler "is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it's been used cheaply," he said at a press conference with critics where... More »

Chavez: Obama's 'Smell of Hope' Beats Bush's Sulfur

(Newser) - Hugo Chavez paid President Obama a high compliment at the UN today, asserting that he doesn't have the same satanic odor as George Bush. "I don't smell sulfur anymore," the Venezuelan leader told the General Assembly. "It's gone. Now it's the smell of something else—it's the... More »

Stone Takes on 'Secret History of America'

Director will look at 'under-reported' events in Showtime series

(Newser) - Oliver Stone is nothing if not ambitious. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the director is prepping a 10-part documentary series entitled Secret History of America, which promises to examine important but under-reported events from the past 60 years. Stone, who will provide the narration himself, calls the Showtime project “... More »

Gordon Gecko Returns: Wall Street Sequel Is a Go

(Newser) - Will Gordon Gecko have a change of heart? The fictional Wall Streeter who famously declared that "greed is good" in 1987 is returning to the big screen, Access Hollywood and Variety report. Michael Douglas and director Oliver Stone have signed on for the Wall Street sequel, which will catch... More »

La. Prosecutors Clear Brolin in W Bar Brawl

But feisty actor still has fightin' words for Russell Crowe, critics

(Newser) - Louisiana prosecutors have agreed to drop all charges against Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright for a July barroom brawl the two allegedly got into while filming Oliver Stone’s W. Brolin and Wright, along with five members of the film’s crew, faced misdemeanor charges from the fight, People reports.... More »

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