Stanley Weiser

Stanley Weiser is an American screenwriter. He was born in New York City. He is a graduate of the NYU Film School. His screen credits include "Wall Street" starring Michael Douglas, winner of the Academy award for best actor and "W." starring Josh Brolin as George W. Bush, both directed by Oliver Stone. He also wrote the 20th Century Fox animal rights film, "Project X," starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt. He is credited for creating the characters on the sequel to "Wall Street:"-- "Money Never Sleeps." In addition, he served as script consultant on Oliver Stone's "Nixon," starring Anthony Hopkins, and "Any Given Sunday," starring Al Pacino.

His passion projects were two civil rights dramas, developed as feature films, but made for television. "Murder In Mississippi," a chronicle of the 1964 Freedom Summer movement and the lives and deaths of Cheney, Schwerner, and Goodman, which aired on NBC in 1990. It was nominated for four Emmys and won the Directors Guild of America Award for best TV movie. "Freedom Song," a semi-fictional account of the early SNCC movement in Mississippi, was co-written with Phil Alden Robinson, who also directed. They shared a Writers Guild of America Award and Humanitas nomination for the 2000 TNT film.

Stanley also adapted the novel, "Fatherland," by Robert Harris, for HBO. It was nominated for three Golden Globe awards and Miranda Richardson won for best supporting actress in a TV or cable movie. He wrote the NBC four hour mini-series "Witness to the Mob" in 1998, which was produced by Robert De Niro. And he wrote "Rudy," the Rudy Giuliani biopic, starring James Woods, for which he received a Writers Guild of America nomination for best TV movie.

As of May 2010, he is writing a feature biography of the legendary music producer, John Hammond, the man who discovered Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen, and who brought about integration of music in America. The film will be produced by Jerry Weintraub.

Weiser began his career as a production assistant for Brian De Palma on "Phantom of the Paradise," and as an assistant cameraman on the Martin Scorsese documentary, "Street Scenes."

He is married and lives in Santa Monica, California. He is also a founding member of the West Los Angeles Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center.

(From Wikipedia. Gender: Male)


  • W.
    2008, United States, UK release: 7 November 2008

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Josh Brolin Thandie Newton Elizabeth Banks QED International Richard Dreyfuss Oliver Stone Emperor Motion Pictures Global Entertainment Group Co Ixtlan Corporation Millbrook Pictures Omnilab Media Onda Entertainment

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Wall Street [Special Edition] [1988] [DVD] Wall Street [Special Edition] [1988] [DVD]
by Oliver Stone, with Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover, Chuck Pfeiffer, published by FOX.
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W [Blu-ray] W [Blu-ray]
by Oliver Stone, with Josh Brolin, Thandie Newton, Noah Wyle, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Banks, published by Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
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Rudy - The Rudy Giuliani Story [DVD] Rudy - The Rudy Giuliani Story [DVD]
With an outstanding performance by James Woods, Rudy: The Rudolph Giuliani Story is a warts-and-all portrait of New York City's lame-duck mayor, who rose from political disfavour to unexpected heights of heroism and leadership in the wake of September 11, 2001. Originally broadcast on the USA Network and based on Wayne Barrett's muckraking...
by Robert Dornhelm, with James Woods, Penelope Ann Miller, Michelle Nolden, John Bourgeois, Kirsten Bishop, published by Carlton.
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Project X [VHS] Project X [VHS]
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by Jonathan Kaplan, with Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie, Okko, Karanja, published by CBS Fox.
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Witness to the Mob [DVD] Witness to the Mob [DVD]
by Thaddeus O'Sullivan, with Nicholas Turturro, Tom Sizemore, Debi Mazar, Abe Vigoda, Philip Baker Hall, published by e-m-s new media.
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Blood Rage [VHS] Blood Rage [VHS]
by John Grissmer, with Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Julie Gordon, Jayne Bentzen, Marianne Kanter, published by Vipco.
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