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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 »

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Good Will Hunting
Milk Director
Elephant Director
Paris, je t'aime
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 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 City of Gold (executive producer)
 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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Released a solo album called 18 Songs About Golf recorded in 1983, but not released until 1998. See more »

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

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Gus Van Sant Jr.


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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With Psycho (1960), I was sort of angry at Hollywood trying to remake movies, because it seemed like they would rob the screenplay and forget all the other inputs, whatever else existed. For instance, in a movie like Casablanca (1942), they would take the script and they would actually change the script. So I said, "Why don't you just shoot it exactly the way it is, because it's a great movie?" ... See more »


His 1997 film Good Will Hunting (1997) is parodied in the 2001 Kevin Smith film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). See more »


Frequently casts Matt Dillon, Keanu Reeves, Grace Zabriskie, Matt Damon and James Remar See more »

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