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Gus Van Sant

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Achievement in Directing for his 1997 film Good Will Hunting and his 2008 film Milk, and won the Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for his film Elephant. He lives in Portland, Oregon. His early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest. In his films, he has dealt with themes concerning homosexuality and other marginalized subcultures. His filmography as writer and director includes an adaptation of Tom Robbins' novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which features a diverse cast (Keanu Reeves, Roseanne Barr, Uma Thurman, and k.d. lang, with cameos by William S. Burroughs and Heather Graham, among others); and My Own Private Idaho, also starring Reeves as well as River Phoenix. He wrote the screenplays for most of his early movies, and wrote one novel, Pink. A book of his photography has also been published, called 108 Portraits. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gus Van Sant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 24, 1952 In Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
13
First Appeared:
In the movie My Own Private Idaho 1991-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie Zeroville 2019-09-19
Known For
Filmography
Movie Zeroville Film Archive Curator 2019-09-19
Movie Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Willamette Week Editor 2018-04-04
Movie About Cinema 2015-09-15
Movie The Canyons Dr. Campbell 2013-07-29
Movie The Advocate for Fagdom Himself 2011-11-04
Movie William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Himself 2010-11-05
Movie Here's Looking at You, Boy Himself 2007-02-16
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Last Days Phone Voice (voice) 2005-05-13
Movie Saltlake Van Sant Himself 2003-11-11
Movie Psycho Path Himself 2000-02-10
Movie Psycho Man Talking to Man in Cowboy Hat (uncredited) 1998-12-04
Movie My Own Private Idaho Man Behind Hotel Counter (uncredited) 1991-02-01
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