What Famous Films Are Set in Vietnam?


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"Apocalypse Now," "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Platoon" take place in Vietnam. The three films are set during the Vietnam War. Between them, they received 17 Academy Award nominations.

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"Apocalypse Now" was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and premiered in 1979. It starred Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Robert Duvall. The film was primarily shot in the Philippines. The movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. It won the Oscar for Best Sound and Best Cinematography. The film follows the story of an American soldier tasked with assassinated a rogue colonel.

"Good Morning, Vietnam" premiered in 1987 and starred Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran and Bruno Kirby. The movie was directed by Barry Levinson and followed the true story of disc jockey Adrian Cronauer's assignment to take over the broadcasts of the AFR Saigon. Williams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

"Platoon," written and directed by Oliver Stone, premiered in 1986 and starred Charlie Sheen, Willam Dafoe, Forest Whitaker and Tom Berenger. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won four: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound and Best Editing. The film follows the moral crisis of young American soldier.

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