Stone first drew attention for her role in Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall (1990). She rose to international recognition when she starred as Catherine Tramell in another Verhoeven film, the erotic thriller Basic Instinct (1992), for which she received her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s Casino (1995). She received two more Golden Globe Award nominations for her roles in The Mighty (1998) and The Muse (1999).
Stone’s other notable film roles include Sliver (1993), The Specialist (1994), The Quick and the Dead (1995), If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000), Catwoman (2004), Broken Flowers (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Bobby (2006), Lovelace (2013), and Fading Gigolo (2013). Stone has made guest-appearances in The Practice (2004), winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Next, Sharon stars in HBO and Steven Soderbergh’s Mosaic which will debut in 2018 and an Untitled Scorsese project, directed by Martin Scorsese. She also has a small part in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, which will be released by A24 in December.
In 1995, at the Cannes film festival, Sharon stepped in for Dame Elizabeth Taylor at the amfAR Gala; she has continued her worked with the organization for 20 years as the Global Fundraising Chairperson, raising hundreds of millions to find a cure, and achieving major treatment advances including pediatric care for those suffering from AIDS.
Sharon is a Knight Commander of France, and in 2002, the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) honored Sharon for her contribution in combatting the AIDS epidemic. She was presented the ‘Global Institutes Healthcare & Medicine Humanitarian Award’ by a special assembly of one hundred of the nations most prestigious doctors.
Sharon is a committee chair with YALA, a groundbreaking young peoples peace initiative, and she has co-chaired Planet Hope providing care to single mothers and children for decades.
In 2013, Sharon was honored by the Nobel Peace Laureates at the Nobel Peace Summit, in Poland, where she was given the ‘Peace Summit Award’ by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for her continuous humanitarian work.