We knew it. How else can you make war movies like ‘Salvador’ (1986), ‘Platoon’ (1986), ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ (1989), ‘Alexander’ (2004), and so many other American cultural icon movies.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rejected Oliver Stone’s offer to make a documentary about his life, calling Stone part of the “Great Satan cultural establishment.”
Mehdi Kalhor, media adviser to Iran’s president putting a bid of “spin” on Ahmadinejad’s statement told the Fars news agency: “It is right that this person is considered part of the opposition in the U.S., but opposition in the U.S. is a part of the Great Satan.” Kalhor maintained that Ahmadinejad mulled over Stone’s proposal for over a year.
Now that is what you call motion picture development hell!
Apparently, the Iranian president did not send Stone an official name calling note, according to Stone’s publicist.
Stone replied, “I have been called a lot of things, but never a Great Satan. I wish the Iranian people well and only hope their experience with an inept, rigid ideologue president goes better than ours.”
The Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, first called the US a Great Satan after the 1979 Islamic RevolutionNote the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.