05/24/2011 02:43 pm ET Updated Jul 24, 2011

Oliver Stone: 'Platoon' Director Talks 'Wide Eyed' Charlie Sheen, Before-Fame Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has a small part in the movie as one of the soldiers. What did you see in him 25 years ago?
Frankly, it's going to sound cliche, but I clearly believed he was going to be a star. He was a great looking kid. He was considered for other roles, but I didn't think he was quite ready at that time to play Charlie's role. We got to know each other pretty well in the jungle and I really thought he was going places. He was shy. I think it was before Jump Street.

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