Has released two albums of his music
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15 Interviews |
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Gus Van Sant Jr.
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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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...
Van Sant had planned to make a film about artist Andy Warhol
with River Phoenix
starring as the young Warhol, but plans were scrapped after Phoenix's death.
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'.