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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 37 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Good Will Hunting
(1997)
Milk
Milk Director
(2008)
Elephant
Elephant Director
(2003)
Paris, je t'aime
Paris, je t'aime Director
(2006)

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  The McKennas (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016 City of Gold (executive producer)
 2015 I Am Michael (executive producer)
 2012 Promised Land (executive producer)
 2012 Laurence Anyways (executive producer)
 2011/I Restless (producer)
 2010 Virginia (executive producer)
 2010 Howl (executive producer)
 2006 Wild Tigers I Have Known (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.)
 1986 Mala Noche (producer)
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Other Works:

Has released two albums of his music See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Gus Van Sant Jr.

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

In 1992 received the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) of Oregon's Freedom of Expression Award, which recognizes courage or creative vision in upholding free expression, particularly in the arts, for his films that have, " let us see inside the lives of individuals we don't often get a glimpse at." See more »

Trademark:

His end credits are often run over film footage (i.e. home movies in 'Drugstore Cowboy', ice skating in 'To Die For', an incoming storm in 'Elephant') instead of the usual solid black. A notable exception is 'My Own Private Idaho'. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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