10 Questions for Oliver Stone

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, 57, has roused passions and courted controversy in films ranging from Platoon to JFK. After a five-year hiatus, he's back with another project causing a stir, Looking for Fidel, a documentary about the Cuban dictator about to debut on HBO. TIME's Jeffrey Ressner caught up with Stone at his editing room in Santa Monica, Calif.

YOU HAVEN'T MADE A FILM SINCE ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, IN 1999. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THE PAST FIVE YEARS?

I was exhausted. I had directed 12 films, one right after the other. I had reached the place where I did what...

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