Oliver Stone is a screenwriter and film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express. He directed Platoon, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director; the film was awarded Best Picture. Platoon was the first in a trilogy based on the Vietnam War, in which Stone served as an infantry soldier. He continued the series with Born on the Fourth of July—for which he won his second Best Director Oscar—and Heaven & Earth. Stone’s other films include Salvador; Wall Street and its sequel Money Never Sleeps; The Doors; Natural Born Killers, JFK; Nixon; W.; and Snowden.