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Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant was born on July 24, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Gus Greene Van Sant Junior. He is a producer and director, known for Good Will Hunting (1997), Milk (2008) and Elephant (2003). See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 City of Gold (executive producer) (post-production)
 2015 I Am Michael (executive producer)
 2012 Promised Land (executive producer)
 2011-2012 Boss (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- True Enough (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Clinch (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Consequence (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Conversation (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Backflash (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012/II Revolution (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Laurence Anyways (executive producer)
 2012 Act Up! (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011/I Restless (producer)
 2010 Virginia (executive producer)
 2010 Howl (executive producer)
 2006 Lightfield's Home Videos (Video) (executive producer)
 2006 Wild Tigers I Have Known (executive producer)
 2004 On the Set of 'Elephant': Rolling Through Time (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2003 Tarnation (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 'Psycho' Path (Video short documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Speedway Junky (executive producer)
 1998 Psycho (producer)
 1995 Kids (executive producer)
 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (executive producer - as Gus Van Sant Jr.)
 1991 Thanksgiving Prayer (Short) (producer)
 1987 Five Ways to Kill Yourself (Short) (producer)
 1986 Mala Noche (producer)
 1982 The Discipline of D.E. (Short) (producer)
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Shot many of the photographs used in Talking Heads'' music video "As She Was", which was directed by Jim Blashfield. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 15 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Gus Van Sant Jr.


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I'm really going in a weird I-don't-know-where direction. I prefer it to anything like what standardised filmmaking has become. See more »


Elephant (2003), the very first film he directed that was accepted into Cannes, won the festival's two most prestigious awards: the Palme d'or and best director. See more »


Often uses shot of cloud formation (e.g. Elephant, Drugstore Cowboy, Gerry, Paranoid Park, and Psycho) See more »

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