Oliver Stone likes to stay busy chasing down the world’s most controversial figures while adding to President Bush’s list of least favorite films. Remember Fidel in Comandante and more recently the biopic W? His next project features Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the leftist movement in Latin America. Stone was present in February when Chavez mediated the release of hostages held by the FARC in Colombia and has been tagging along other Chavez functions as he continues to film for the documentary expected to premier next year. Word on the street is that Stone is also working on a docu of Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Check out this creepy video from 07 where Stone and Chavez show off their bilingual skills and Stone says he is there to represent “the good American”.