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Stone Praises Farrell

OLIVER STONE has lavished praise on Irish actor COLIN FARRELL - and insists any criticism he was given after playing the lead role in ALEXANDER was misplaced. Stone, who directed the 2004 movie about the...

Stone Impressed With Farrell's Drinking Habits

Director OLIVER STONE was so impressed with COLIN FARRELL's alcohol consumption, he offered him the title role in 2004's ALEXANDER on the spot. The Phonebooth star met with the filmmaker over dinner in L.A. to...

Stone Hits Back At 'Great Satan' Tag

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...

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

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...

Stone Branded 'Part Of The Great Satan'

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...

Stone Plans Biopic Of Iranian President

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...

Stone To Film Vietnam Movie With Penn

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...

Stone Debuts Anti-iraq War Ad

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...

Stone Directs Anti-war Ad

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...

Stone To Direct Anti-iraq War Ad

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...

By on 21 April 2007

Stone Accused Of Race Slur

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...

Manzarek: 'Stone Missed The Doors Of Perception'

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...

Byrne Joins Pacino And Stone With University Honour

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...

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

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...

Stone Blames World Trade Center Backlash On Bush

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...

Stone: 'Critics Unfairly Rubbish Me'

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....

Bangkok Film Festival Postponed

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...

Stone Finds War Films Therapeutic

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...

Barakat! Wins At Dubai

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....

Cage's Unusual Method Acting

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...

Stone Confirms He's Planning Film About Afghanistan War

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,...

Stone Stuns Comedy Audience With Serial Killer Joke

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...

Stone Fined For Filming Interview With Castro

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...

Kilmer Enjoyed Being Fat

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...

Spielberg, Cruz And King Party With The Cruises

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...

Frost/nixon Play Gets Hollywood Makeover

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...

Funnyman Studies Kennedy Assassination In New Movie

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...

Colombia Rebels Appear To Washington, Stone And Moore For Help

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...

Kilmer No Show At Doors Celebration

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...

Kilmer Lights Up The Whisky A Go Go As Jim Morrison

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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