Oliver Stone’s semi-autobiographical Vietnam war film, Platoon, became an overnight classic when it was released in 1986. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Oliver Stone), Best Film Editing (Claire Simpson), and Best Sound. Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe were both nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the film received Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography (Robert Richardson) and Best Writing –Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Oliver Stone). The film won an additional 22 national and international awards and 10 nominations.
The Prop Master is proud to offer the machete used in the film by Willem Dafoe. The sheath from the machete is signed by Dafoe with his character name from the movie next to his signature (“Wil Dafoe as Sgt Elias”). The machete comes from Andy Harland, Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, Vietnam Veterans in the Media, Los Angeles. This group acted as consultants on the film. A Letter of Provenance from Mr. Harland accompanies the piece. Also included is a Certificate of Authenticity from The Prop Master, with our 110% Authenticity Guarantee.