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    Governor Jerry Brown, Harrison Ford and Anjelica Huston Celebrate Joan Didion at PEN Center USA Awards

    PEN Center USA's 23rd annual Literary Awards Festival at the Beverly Hills Hotel was a dazzling mix of literary Los Angeles and Hollywood, as Joan Didion was winning the Lifetime Achievement Award. Many of the 400 or so attendees, from producer Laura Bickford to authors Bret Easton Ellis, A.M. Homes...

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    Oliver Stone Eyed To Direct Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic Starring Jamie Foxx

    With "JFK," "Nixon" and "W." under his belt, Oliver Stone knows his way around (controversial) biopics of famous American leaders. But even with that said, he's not the first guy we'd think of for a movie about Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Why Oliver Stone Let Loose on the 'Breaking Bad' Finale: "The Most Ridiculous 15 Minutes... It Would Be Laughed Off the Screen"

    While the much discussed "Breaking Bad" finale had plenty of supporters, director Oliver Stone was not one of them. He told Forbes that he "happened to tune in and saw the most ridiculous 15 minutes of a movie -- it would be laughed off the screen."

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    Oliver Stone, Director of 'Savages,' Calls the Violence in the 'Breaking Bad' Finale 'Ridiculous'

    Oliver Stone is a man who knows his way around a provocative statement, if not one prone to much self-reflection. Promoting the upcoming Blu-ray release of his Showtime doc series "The Untold History of the United States," Stone shared some attention-grabbing opinions about violence in the media.

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    Oliver Stone Says 'Breaking Bad' Finale Was Too Violent & "Ridiculous"

    Oliver Stone has been no stranger to scenes of explicit violence. To call "Natural Born Killers" controversial would be an understatement, while Brian De Palma's "Scarface" (which he wrote) basks in its own gratuitous glory. And Stone's last feature, "Savages," featured attractive young people havin...

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    Watch: 7 Clips & 'Siskel & Ebert' Review For Oliver Stone's 'JFK,' Theatrical Re-Release Coming In November

    When Oliver Stone's "JFK" dropped over two decades ago (damn, has it been that long?), it created nothing short of an explosion both at the multiplex and the pop cultural sphere in general. A box office hit, earning over $200 million worldwide, and an awards season player (eight Oscar nominations, a...

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    25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

    “We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—...

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    Oliver Stone Says New Cut Of 'Alexander' Will Be "Best Version Yet," Criticizes 'Zero Dark Thirty' & 'The Hurt Locker' & Talks 'Pinkville'

    If you hadn't already gathered, Oliver Stone is a stubborn man. This can be a good and not-so-good thing. Confirming what we reported on over a year ago, Oliver Stone discussed his fourth to-be-released cut of "Alexander" at this year's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (along with some of hi...

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    The 5 Best Things Oliver Stone Said At His Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Master Class

    While Oliver Stone is most famous for writing and directing political thrillers like "JFK," "Nixon," and "Platoon," he has a lot more to say than just conspiracy theories. At a master class during the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Stone took audience questions about everything from opini...

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    Watch: 36-Minute Discussion Of 'Scarface' With Al Pacino, Brian De Palma & Oliver Stone Plus 1983 Behind-The-Scenes Special

    Ludicrous machismo and the American Dream were never the same once Brian De Palma's “Scarface” landed in 1983, carving shocking setpieces and Tony Montana catchphrases into the surface of pop culture like a reckless chainsaw. But as with any landmark film like De Palma's, it's a worth a look backwar...

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