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Oliver Stone Talks 'World Trade Center,' Controversy and Iraq with David O. Russell

Director Oliver Stone on the set of “World Trade Center.”

Director Oliver Stone on the set of “World Trade Center.”

Former Port Authority police officer John McLoughlin, who became trapped under the rubble of the collapsed South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

Former Port Authority police officer John McLoughlin, who became trapped under the rubble of the collapsed South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

Will Jimeno, a rookie Port Authority police officer who was trapped alongside McLoughlin.

Will Jimeno, a rookie Port Authority police officer who was trapped alongside McLoughlin.

“World Trade Center” was released last August in the U.S. to strong reviews.

“World Trade Center” was released last August in the U.S. to strong reviews.

Nicolas Cage (center) plays Port Authority police officer John McLoughin, while Michael Pena (left, background) plays officer Will Jimeno.

Nicolas Cage (center) plays Port Authority police officer John McLoughin, while Michael Pena (left, background) plays officer Will Jimeno.

Nicolas Cage in “World Trade Center.”

Nicolas Cage in “World Trade Center.”

Michael Pena in “World Trade Center.”

Michael Pena in “World Trade Center.”

Michael Shannon plays Dave Karnes, an ex-Marine who drove from Connecticut to Ground Zero on Sept. 11 and assisted with the rescue of McLoughlin and Jimeno.

Michael Shannon plays Dave Karnes, an ex-Marine who drove from Connecticut to Ground Zero on Sept. 11 and assisted with the rescue of McLoughlin and Jimeno.

Will Jimeno (left) and John McLoughlin on the set of “World Trade Center.”

Will Jimeno (left) and John McLoughlin on the set of “World Trade Center.”