#332 Oliver Stone / Tommy Lee Jones – 15 September 1946

Oliver Stone

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William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director and screenwriter. Stone became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an American infantry soldier. His work frequently focuses on contemporary political and cultural issues, often controversially. He has received three Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay for Midnight Express (1978), and Best Director for Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Tommy Lee Jones

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Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and film director. He has received three Academy Award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive. His notable film roles include federal marshal Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive and its sequel U.S. Marshals, the villain “Two-Face” in Batman Forever, terrorist William Strannix in Under Siege, Agent K in the Men in Black films, Texas Ranger and Rancher Woodrow F. Call in Lonesome Dove and Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men. Jones has also portrayed real-life figures such as businessman Howard Hughes, executed murderer Gary Gilmore, Oliver Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter and baseball great Ty Cobb.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Stone
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Lee_Jones

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