Gus Van Sant


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Gus Van Sant was born on July 24, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Gus Greene Van Sant Junior. He is a director and producer, known for Elephant (2003), My Own Private Idaho (1991) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 44 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 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 (Video short)
 1996 Candlebox: Understanding (Video short)
 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 (Video short)
 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (as Gus Van Sant Jr.)
 1993 Chris Isaak: San Francisco Days (Video short)
 1992 Elton John: The Last Song (Video short)
 1992 Deee-Lite: Runaway (Video short)
 1992 Tracy Chapman: Bang Bang Bang (Video short)
 1990 David Bowie: Fame '90 (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)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed Elton John music video "The Last Song" (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)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

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:

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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