Anti-establishment director of Platoon and Wall Street.
He worked on the financial exchange in France and served in Viet Nam.
His film JFK led to Congress passing the Assassination Materials Disclosure Act of 1992, which ended the secrecy surrounding Kennedy's assassination.
He got married to Najwa Sarkis on May 22, 1971, then to Elizabeth Stone on June 6, 1981, and then to Sun-jung Jung in 1996.
He was in Born on the Fourth of July with Tom Cruise.