10. Oliver Stone
The American director, screenwriter and producer became famous through his films about the Vietnam War. In fact, he was actually there as a soldier and received a Purple Heart with Oak Leaves commendation medal. His most significant works focus on the political and social issues of contemporary America, receiving two Academy Awards for Best Director for his films Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July. Some of his most significant works are JFK, Natural Born Killers and Nixon. Over the course of his career, he received significant awards like two Golden Globes for Best Director, the BAFTA Award for Best Direction and the Honorary Golden Berlin Bear, to name just a few.