Snowden's Director Oliver Stone Has No Plan for A Trump Biopic
Posted 2016/11/16 4252 0
The famous filmmaker Oliver Stone, who once directed Trump in 'Wall Street,' said he had no intention of making a Donald Trump biopic, after the Republican surprisingly won the US election.
Stone famously directed the films JFK, Nixon and W., which focused on former US Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush respectively. The New Yorker even directed Trump in his 1989 film Born On The Fourth of July, though the scenes that the now-President-elected starred in were cut from the final version.
Stone was asked following the election results about the early possibility of making another film about a President, but he told The Hollywood Reporter that he had no intention of making a Trump biopic.
“People are fascinated by him, but I’m not as much,” Stone said at the Los Cabos Film Festival. “But he has enormous balls, so you have to give him credit for that.
“What impressed him the most about Trump was “a confidence that I have to say I’ve never had.”
Stone by no means considers himself a Trump or a Clinton supporter. He fears that Clinton’s foreign policy of "regime change," especially in the Middle East, could have led to a potential World War III, and Trump, he says, called for the execution of Edward Snowden and more surveillance.
“It is the Game of Thrones,” he said.
Stone revealed he has met Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying, "I have spent time with Mr. Trump. He was in 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.' I used him as an actor. He was very good. I mean, he did his job and it ended up in deleted scenes, not because of him. It’s available to see. It was interesting working with him, yeah."
Stone also added that Trump’s edited-out scenes in Born On The Fourth of July impressed him, saying that the President-elect demonstrated “a confidence that I have to say I’ve never had.”
The 70-year-old recently directed Snowden, which told the story of the whistleblowing former NSA agent Edward Snowden. He went to Moscow, where Snowden has sought refuge from U.S. prosecution since 2013, nine times to meet with the whistleblower. "I have to say he impressed me the first time, as well as the last."