The 'Platoon' and 'Born On The Fourth Of July' director has form when it comes to making movies about US Presidents
Film director Oliver Stone has claimed that he has no intention of making a Donald Trump biopic, after the Republican surprisingly won the US election earlier this week.
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 [Trump], but I’m not as much,” Stone said at the Los Cabos Film Festival in Mexico. “But he has enormous balls, so you have to give him credit for that.”
Stone 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.”