Oliver Stone

Hollywood celebs Oliver Stone, Sean Penn heap praise on Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez hosts Sean Penn on February 16, 2012. Photo: AP

US filmmaker Oliver Stone, a long-time Hugo Chavez supporter, has hailed the late Venezuelan leader as a great hero, saying he will "live forever in history". American actor and activist Sean Penn, another Hollywood friend to Chavez, also paid tribute on Tuesday, saying America had lost "a friend it never knew it had".

Thursday, 7 March, 2013, 3:40am

Love, loss and hedge funds

The sequel to the 1987 movie Wall Street looks at the old-fashioned idea of what money can and cannot buy, with a predictable storyline around the theme of greed. In Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) has been to jail for securities fraud and money laundering.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Starring: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin Director: Oliver Stone Category: IIB

23 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Passion plays

IF OLIVER STONE ever carries out his threat to make a film about himself, it might most aptly be called For Love Of The Game - except Kevin Costner got to that first. But Stone wasn't in Hong Kong to promote an autobiographical piece; in fact, he was not here to promote any movie.

8 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Beer ad debate fizzes as Stone blocks out Chinese

TV stations are screening a multimillion-dollar series of beer adverts made for Hong Kong consumers by US director Oliver Stone that barely features a Chinese face.

The second of the three-advert series, filmed in California to boost Heineken's share of the Hong Kong market, went out last night.

7 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Wings clipped

The new mini-series The Arrow (World, 8.30pm) begins with a disclaimer pointing out the programme and all its characters are fictional, and also hints there were real people and events that were not dissimilar to what we are about to see on screen.

25 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Stone's film noir

It has been a long time since Oliver Stone made a small-scale, deliberately non-controversial film. In fact, U-Turn could be Stone's quietest film ever - if you consider he started out in the movie business by scripting Midnight Express, that his first film as a director was Salvador, and that before U-Turn was Nixon.

28 Nov 1997 - 12:00am


THE interview of Winnie Chung with that master of Hollywood deception, Oliver Stone, was one-sided (South China Morning Post, February 21).

Nowhere in the interview was any mention made of two recently published books, Mortal Errors and Silent Coup, by American investigative reporters dealing with the Kennedy assassination and the Nixon resignation.

2 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Stepping Stone

IN TOWN last week was Oliver Stone, a regular visitor who sticks to a well-worn path whenever he's here. It basically goes from Kai Tak to the Grand Hyatt and involves a visit to Lan Kwai Fong where California tends to be the club of choice.

29 Jan 1995 - 12:00am