Director Oliver Stone said that making movies requires the freedom to step on some toes and he would be attacked for making his brand of films in today’s “sensitive” climate.
Stone is known for making thought provoking movies with controversial subject matter. Films like 1994’s Natural Born Killers about star-crossed psychopathic mass murders and Any Given Sunday’s ultraviolent glimpse into the inner workings of professional football, would not be possible to make in today’s current social climate.
“I can tell you that if I made any of my films, I don’t think I’d last. I’d be vilified. I’d be attacked. Shamed,” Stone told SiriusXM’s Jim Norton & Sam Roberts. “Whatever you want to call that … culture, cancel f–king culture.”
Making a film about Wall Street’s greedy, unscrupulous Gordon Gekko would be unfeasible in 2020. “I mean, it’s just impossible,” he told the radio hosts. “I would have had to step on so many sensitivities. You have to have some freedom to make a movie, unfortunately.”
The three-time Oscar winner discussed political conspiracy theory on the Hollywood Reporter’s podcast. When speaking about the JFK assassination he said, “You had to have at least two shooters, and Oswald was not one of them.”
He went on to examine election interference in 2016 and concluded that Russia had nothing to do with it. “If you talk to a lot of the intelligent people in the cyber community — and I have because I did a film about Edward Snowden — they will tell you that it was not a hack.”
His theory: “It was an inside job.”