Sean Stone

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Sean Christopher Stone
Born Sean Christopher Stone
(1984-12-29) December 29, 1984 (age 33)
New York City, New York, United States
Other names Sean C. Stone
Occupation Actor, producer, director, cinematographer, screenwriter
Years active 1986-present
Parent(s) Oliver Stone

Sean Christopher Ali Stone (born December 29, 1984) is an American actor, film director, producer, cinematographer and screenwriter. He is the son of Elizabeth Burkit Cox and film director Oliver Stone. He converted to Islam in 2012.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Currently, with Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace, he hosts the television show Watching the Hawks on RT America.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Stone was born in New York City, New York, United States. He is the son of Elizabeth Burkit Cox and film director Oliver Stone.[1][10][2][3][4][5][6] His paternal grandmother was French.[11] Grown up in the film-world he acted since childhood in his father’s films, including The Doors, JFK, Natural Born Killers, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, before becoming a director in his own right with Graystone, a movie based on Stone’s experiences of exploring haunted mental asylums.

He converted to Shia Islam in 2012.[1][2][3][4][5][6] In an interview with CNN, Stone said that he accepted Muhammad as the seal of the prophets.[12][13] In an interview with Bill O'Reilly, he added Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statements about Israel had been misunderstood.[1][6]


Stone sits on the Board of Advisors for the company MindShare Ventures Group based in New York City. The company is involved in several business areas, including entertainment, commodities, healthcare, real estate, tech and venture capital. He was invited to the Board in 2013 by Founder and Chairman, Ali Naqvi.[14]

Currently, Stone hosts the television show, Watching the Hawks[9] on RT America, with his co-hosts, Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace, and with guests they examine the worlds of media, politics and pop culture from different perspectives. Their online talkshow, called Buzzsaw[15] on, also features this triple co-host team.[16][17]


As actor
As director, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter
  • Fighting Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander (2005) (as writer, producer, director, cinematographer)
  • The Death of Alexander (2005) (as producer, director, cinematographer)
  • Resurrecting Alexander (2005) (as producer, director, cinematographer)
  • Perfect Is the Enemy of Good (2005) (as producer, director, cinematographer)
  • Nuremberg: A Vision Restored (2007) (as producer, director, cinematographer)
  • Singularity (2008) (as writer, producer, director)
  • Graystone (2011) (as writer, director)
  • A Child's Night Dream (upcoming) (as writer, producer, director)


  1. ^ a b c d Sean Stone: Ahmadinejad is 'really misunderstood', Jerusalem Post, 02/22/2012
  2. ^ a b c Oliver Stone's Son Wants To Help US With Islam, Sky News, February 20, 2012
  3. ^ a b c Sean Stone, Oliver Stone's Son, Converts To Islam During Iran Visit , Huffington Post, 02/14/12
  4. ^ a b c Le fils d'Oliver Stone converti à l'islam en Iran Archived 2012-02-16 at the Wayback Machine., France 24, February 14, 2012
  5. ^ a b c Tim Molloy, Oliver Stone's son converts to Islam, Yahoo News, February 14, 2012 Archived February 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ a b c d Sean Stone converts to Islam in Iran, Fox News, February 20, 2012
  7. ^ "PressTV - US actor, director Sean Stone converts to Islam in Iran". 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  8. ^ "Sean Ali Stone - My Journey to Islam - UMAA Convention 2012". UMAA Convention 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Watching the Hawks RT". YouTube. Watching the Hawks RT. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  10. ^ Sean Stone and Islam: what is it about religion and Hollywood?, The Guardian
  11. ^ "Télématin" (France 2), September 28, 2010.
  12. ^ Interview With Filmmaker Sean Stone, Oliver Stone's Son, CNN News, February 22, 2012
  13. ^ Sean bin Oliver Stone converted to Islam?, Beliefnet, February 25, 2012
  14. ^ "MindShare Ventures Group - Board of Advisors". 
  15. ^ [ "Enter the Buzzsaw"] Check |url= value (help). YouTube. Enter the Buzzsaw. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  16. ^ Buzzsaw Online Talkshow
  17. ^ "Watching the Hawks". RT English. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 

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