Oliver Stone open to filming documentary about Putin

Hollywood director Oliver Stone has said he is open to the idea of shooting a documentary film about Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring American audiences an alternative viewpoint on the controversial leader.

Oliver Stone. Source: Rexfeatures / Fotodom

Hollywood director Oliver Stone has said he is open to the idea of shooting a documentary film about Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring American audiences an alternative viewpoint on the controversial leader.

Stone is famous for directing films that cover hot political topics centering on notorious figures such as Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and George W. Bush. When asked by RIA Novosti whether he has thought about directing a film about Putin, Stone said, “No. We’re not planning on doing a feature film about Putin, but I would love to do an interview with him because he represents a different point of view that Americans don't hear. I would do a documentary about him.”

The famous director also talked about his book The Untold History of the United States, which has just been released in Russia. In his book, Stone examines American history from another side. “Every country hides its negative moments.

It’s really difficult for the government to be self-critical. They usually love themselves. I’m not saying the history young people learn in the United States isn’t true, but it’s dissected into pieces so you don’t see the whole picture.

Peter Kuznick (the co-author of the book) and I wanted to make history more understandable to trace a certain sequence,” Stone said about his new book.

First published in Russian in RIA Novosti.

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