Oliver StoneOscar

Wins Oscar

26 Mar, 1990

Stone wins the Academy Award for Best Directing for his biopic of Vietnam Veteran Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July. Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro present the award.

My deepest thanks for your acknowledgment that Vietnam is not over, although some people say it is. But that Vietnam is a state of mind that continues all over the world for as long as men in his [sic] quest for power interfere in the affairs of other men.

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