Stone admires Putin, is currently making a film about Snowden, and is producing a film about ongoing events in Ukraine
This article originally appeared in The Moscow Times
U.S. director Oliver Stone met with Russian President Vladimir Putin after both men attended the screening of a play in Moscow, the Kremlin's spokesman said.
Putin met Stone at the city's Theater of Nations, which on Tuesday hosted an evening in memory of Russian writer Vasily Shukshin, spokesman Dmitry Peskov was cited as saying by the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
Stone, a three-time Academy Award winner, is currently working on a movie about intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who fled the U.S. and is living in Moscow.
The movie, which is based on a book by former Guardian journalist Luke Harding as well as an account by Snowden's lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, is due for release at the end of 2015.
Stone recently told state newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta that he admired Putin "as a strong man" and added that he hoped to interview him for a movie he is helping produce about the ongoing events in Ukraine.