Gus Van Sant


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Gus Green Van Sant Jr. is an American filmmaker, painter, screenwriter, photographer and musician from Louisville, Kentucky who is known for directing films such as Good Will Hunting, the 1998 remake of Psycho, Gerry, Elephant, My Own Private Idaho, To Die For, Milk, Last Days, Finding Forrester, Promised Land, Drugstore Cowboy and Mala Noche. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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Elephant Director
(2003)
Paranoid Park Director
(2007)
Drugstore Cowboy Director
(1989)
(1991)

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 2022 Feud: Bette and Joan (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2022)
 2020 Ouverture of Something that Never Ended (TV Series short)
 2018 Facebook: World of Hopes (TV Short documentary)
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Night I: Part I (2017)
 2015 The Devil You Know (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2015)
 2012 Promised Land
 2012 My Own Private River (Documentary)
 2011 Boss (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Listen (2011) ... (directed by)
 2011/I Restless
 2008/I Milk
 2008 8 (segment "Mansion on the hill")
 2007 Paranoid Park
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "First Kiss")
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Le Marais")
 2006 Best of Chris Isaak (Video) (music video "San Francisco Days")
 2005 Last Days
 2003 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Videos (Video documentary) (video "Under the Bridge")
 2003 Elephant
 2002 Best of Bowie (Video documentary) (video "Fame '90")
 2002 Gerry
 1998 Psycho
 1998 Hanson: Weird (Music Video)
 1996 Candlebox: Understanding (Music Video)
 1996 Four Boys in a Volvo (Short)
 1995 To Die For
 1993 Bowie: The Video Collection (Video) (video "Fame '90")
 1993 K.D. Lang: Just Keep Me Moving (Music Video short)
 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (as Gus Van Sant Jr.)
 1993 Chris Isaak: San Francisco Days (Music Video)
 1992 Elton John: The Last Song (Music Video short)
 1992 Deee-Lite: Runaway (Music Video)
 1992 Tracy Chapman: Bang Bang Bang (Music Video)
 1990 David Bowie: Fame '90 (Music Video short)
 1989 Drugstore Cowboy (as Gus Van Sant Jr.)
 1987 My New Friend (Short)
 1986 Mala Noche
 1982 The Discipline of D.E. (Short)
 1979 Psycho Shampoo (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed Red Hot Chili Peppers music video "Under the Bridge" (1992). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 15 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Gus Van Sant Jr. | Gus van Sant

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Parents:

Gus Van Sant Sr.
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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 »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Leo

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