Born on the Fourth of July

Trivia: Director Oliver Stone can be seen briefly as a TV reporter.

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Trivia: The real Ron Kovic can be seen in the opening 4th of July parade scenes as one of the disabled vets.

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Trivia: After Charlie Sheen performed brilliantly in such highly-acclaimed Oliver Stone films as "Platoon" and "Wall Street," film maker Stone had a face-to-face meeting with Sheen to discuss him starring in "Born on the Fourth of July." Charlie Sheen came away from the meeting confident that the lead role belonged to him. However, after several weeks, Charlie Sheen was stunned and infuriated to learn (from his brother, Emilio Estevez) that Oliver Stone had chosen Tom Cruise for the lead role. Stone never even bothered to call Sheen with the news.

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Charles Austin Miller

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