Our Staff's Top Ten Oliver Stone Scripts -- # 6 and #5

We've reached the midway point of our countdown, numbers 6 and 5.  You won't be surprised that they are two of Oliver Stone's most popular films.  

Our #6 pick...

Natural Born Killers (1994) dir. Oliver Stone.  Natural Born Killers tells the story of two victims of traumatic childhoods, Mallory Knox (Juliette Lewis) and Mickey Knox (Woody Harrelson), who became lovers and mass murderers, and are irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.  The film is based on an original screenplay by Quentin Tarantino that was heavily revised by writer David Veloz, associate producer Richard Rutowski, and director Stone. Tarantino received story credit. Notorious for its violent content and inspiring "copycat" crimes, the film was named the eighth most controversial film of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2006. [via Wikipedia]

And, the # 5 pick, bringing us to the halfway point...

Wall Street (1987) dir. Oliver Stone.  Wall Street tells the story of Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), a young stockbroker who becomes involved with Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider.  Stone made the film as a tribute to his father, Lou Stone, a stockbroker during the Great Depression. The character of Gekko is said to be a composite of several people, including Owen Morrisey, Dennis Levine, Ivan Boesky, Carl Icahn, Asher Edelman, Michael Ovitz, Michael Milken, and Stone himself. The character of Sir Lawrence Wildman, meanwhile, was modeled on the prominent British financier and corporate raider Sir James Goldsmith.   The film was well received among major film critics. Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor, and the film has come to be seen as the archetypal portrayal of 1980s excess, with Douglas' character memorably declaring that "greed is good." Stone and Douglas reunited for a sequel titled Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which was released theatrically on September 24, 2010. [via Wikipedia]

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