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Oliver Stone visits Julian Assange at Ecuadorian embassy

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Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone has given a boost to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by visiting him at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

The filmmaker met with the controversial whistleblower on April 4 and later took to his Twitter page to detail their "hopeful talk."

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Stone tweeted, "(It was also) a sad occasion in that Julian could not follow me out the door. He lives in a tiny room with great modesty and discipline. (He has a) strong mind, no sun, friends who visit, work to be done."

Assange has been living in Ecuador's embassy in the U.K. capital since June as he battles extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations he sexually assaulted two women.

Stone also blasted a string of upcoming films about Assange, including "The Fifth Estate," which will star Benedict Cumberbatch as the Australian, as well as Alex Gibney's documentary, "We Steal Secrets." 

"One documentary coming out from Alex Gibney that is not expected to be kind," said Stone. "Another film from Dreamworks which is also going to be unfriendly ... I don't think most people in the US realize how important WikiLeaks is and why Julian's case needs support. Julian Assange did much for free speech and is now being victimized by the abusers of that concept."

21Comments
Apr 11, 2013 7:17AM
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Good move on his part....he is not relevant and now he got some free PR. Typical Hollywood elitist.
Apr 11, 2013 8:06AM
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I look forward to Mr. Stone's work on this one.

Apr 11, 2013 10:40AM
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What , may I ask,is so wrong with being the ultimate patriot? The truth shall set you free. Those of you that want to stay in your fantasy world are truly ignorant and a disease to freedom!
Apr 11, 2013 11:27AM
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Hey Mizzi from reading your comments, your the commie. If people don't think or agree with you then they are commies? really, that's how commies think you red pinko commie.  I fought and served so that every American can voice their opinions, even yours. Think about it.
Apr 11, 2013 7:22AM
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Final proof that Stone is irrelevant. And that Assange is vile. They really fit well together.
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