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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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Other Works:

Directed Elton John music video "The Last Song" (1992). 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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[on 'Restless'] Younger cancer patients form these relationships with complete strangers because the depth of the tragedy is so great it wipes out the standard support systems of friends and families. Parents can't cope, so they make new friends - and they can be staff at the hospital, or someone they just picked out. See more »


In addition to being a successful film director, Van Sant is also a published author (his first novel, "Pink", was published in 1997), a musician (two solo albums "Gus Van Sant" and "18 Songs About Golf" were released on the PopTones label in late 1997, plus his musical/spoken word collaboration with William S. Burroughs, "The Elvis Of Letters" was released in 1985 as the first album put out on ... See more »


Utilizes very low depth of field in his films' cinematography See more »

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