Some of Oliver Stone's best-known and most-celebrated films — including Platoon, Wall Street, and Born on the Fourth of July — focus on complicated men. But his latest, the violent drug thriller Savages, has a couple of formidable females at its center: Salma Hayek as the stylish, ruthless leader of a Mexican drug cartel and Blake Lively as an Orange County princess who must find a resourcefulness she never knew she had.
In that spirit, Stone was kind enough to pick five of his favorite examples of strong women throughout film history. Here he is, in his own words.
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