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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
Paris, je t'aime Director


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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)
  The McKennas (executive producer) (pre-production)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD single with William S. Burroughs, "The Hipster Bebop Junkie". 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.


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

Part of me believes in anonymous art. I got that from a writer named Jamake Highwater, who wrote about painting before the Renaissance. The way people related to art in, say, ancient Greece. How it was about the community for the community and not the self-expression of the artist. I thought of 'Good Will Hunting' and 'Finding Forrester' as doing it for the people, and wanted to speak without the... See more »


Directed 5 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, Sean Penn, and Josh Brolin. Williams and Penn won Oscars for performances in one of his movies. See more »


Usually uses music by Danny Elfman See more »

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