Oliver Stone has said his new TV series about the history of the United States is his legacy for his grandchildren.
The Oscar-winning director of Platoon, Born On The Fourth Of July and Heaven And Earth, has made an epic 10-hour TV series called The Untold History Of The United States and he hopes it is something his family will be proud of.
Stone, 66, said: "It's really the climax of my dramatic life, to dramatise history well, it gives me great pleasure. I could go to my deathbed... I'd love to see my grandkids, if I ever get 'em, watching the television series and saying: 'Grandpa did that'. It's corny, but I'm proud of it."
The filmmaker felt he understood his own identity better after exploring the history of his country.
He said: "This gave me a chance to get deeper into history and understand my own origins because I come out of World War II.
"My father was a soldier, my mother was French, he picked her up in Paris on the street and brought her back to New York, I was born in the dawn of the atomic age."
:: The Untold History Of The United States starts on Sky Atlantic on Friday, April 19.