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Oliver Stone Releases Trailer for His Pro-Nuclear Energy Movie, ‘Nuclear Now’

Oliver Stone’s new film is once again taking a provocative stance on a hot-button issue, this time tackling climate change. His upcoming documentary Nuclear Now (trailer below) makes the case that nuclear energy is the best solution to meet global energy needs. The film — previously titled Nuclear — premiered at the Venice Film Festival […]

Tom Sizemore, ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘Heat’ and ‘Natural Born Killers’ Actor, Dies at 61

Tom Sizemore, who faced legal troubles and drug addiction amid a career that saw him star as Sgt. Mike Horvath in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and portray cops, crooks and psychopaths with the best of them, died Friday. He was 61. Sizemore died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, his rep Charles […]

Edward R. Pressman, ‘Wall Street’ and ‘American Psycho’ Producer, Dies at 79

Edward R. Pressman, the veteran producer behind Wall Street and a frequent Oliver Stone collaborator, has died. He was 79. The prolific producer died peacefully Tuesday night at a Los Angeles hospital surrounded by his loved ones, including members of his family and his company, his son, Sam, a Pressman Film vp production, told The […]

Ruggero Deodato, Director of the Notorious Horror Film ‘Cannibal Holocaust,’ Dies at 83

Ruggero Deodato, the Italian director behind the gruesome and controversial 1980 film Cannibal Holocaust, died Thursday in Rome, the Il Messaggero newspaper reported. He was 83. Made in the style of a documentary and shot in Colombia, Cannibal Holocaust starred Robert Kerman and employed purported “found footage” taken by a sadistic American film crew during […]

AFM Flashback: ‘Platoon’ Was a Big Win for Oliver Stone — and the Market

When buyers arrived at the 1987 edition of the American Film Market, one film was high on their shopping list: Platoon, writer-director Oliver Stone’s foray into the Vietnam War. The film had taken years to reach the screen. Stone began the screenplay in the mid-’70s but could find no takers, although it did earn him […]

Oliver Stone Named Jury President of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival, Lineup Unveiled

The Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia has named Oliver Stone its jury president and unveiled the program for its second edition, which will run Dec. 1-10 in Jeddah. “Legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone has been chosen to lead the jury of the Red Sea: Features Competition jury,” organizers said. “The three-time Academy Award winner is behind some of the […]

‘Nuclear’ Review: Oliver Stone’s Lazy Case for Nuclear Power

Premiering at the Venice Film Festival, Stone's new documentary makes the case for nuclear power as a wrongfully maligned solution to our climate change crisis.

Oliver Stone on New Documentary ‘Nuclear’ and Why the U.S. Needs to Work With Russia to Solve the Climate Crisis

In the film business, as in politics, timing is everything. And the timing of Nuclear, Oliver Stone’s new documentary, could hardly be worse. The doc, which premiered out of competition at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 9 and is being sold worldwide by the Gersh Agency, is a plea for world powers to […]

Tom Richmond, Cinematographer on ‘Stand and Deliver,’ ‘Little Odessa’ and ‘Slums of Beverly Hills,’ Dies at 72

Cinematographer Tom Richmond, whose résumé included work on such films as Stand and Deliver, Killing Zoe, Little Odessa, Slums of Beverly Hills and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, has died. He was 72. Richmond died Friday in New York City, Anthony Jannelli, head of cinematography at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, told The Hollywood Reporter (Richmond also taught at NYU). […]

Paul Sorvino, Actor in ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘That Championship Season,’ Dies at 83

Paul Sorvino, the burly character actor who made a career out of playing forceful types, most notably the coldhearted mobster Paulie Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, has died. He was 83. Sorvino, the father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), died Monday of natural causes, his wife, Dee Dee, announced. “Our hearts are broken, there […]

Walter Coblenz, Oscar-Nominated Producer of ‘All the President’s Men,’ Dies at 93

Walter Coblenz, who received a best picture Oscar nomination for All the President’s Men and produced other standout films including The Candidate and The Onion Field, has died. He was 93. Coblenz died March 16 in Los Angeles, his son John announced. Coblenz also landed an Emmy nomination in 1974 for outstanding limited series for producing […]

David Brenner, Oscar-Winning Film Editor for Oliver Stone, Dies at 59

David Brenner, the film editor who won an Oscar for Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July, one of nine movies he cut for the director, has died. He was 59. Brenner died suddenly Thursday morning at his home in West Hollywood, his wife, Amber, told The Hollywood Reporter. He had been working at […]