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), Drugstore Cowboy (1989) and Paranoid Park (2007). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 46 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 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)
 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)
 1992 Deee-Lite: Runaway (Music Video)
 1992 Tracy Chapman: Bang Bang Bang (Music Video)
 1990 David Bowie: Fame '90 (Music Video)
 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 Tracy Chapman music video "Bang Bang Bang" (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:

Sant Sr., Gus Van
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Personal Quote:

Because we're used to making films and observing films with a sort of shorthand. You see the car going down the road. O.K. Got it. Then it's the next shot. Usually what happens then is people start talking about something that will relate to the story instead of something random and more lifelike, like dental work. We learn in English class not to have it be about dental work. But maybe watching ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1992 received the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) of Oregon's Freedom of Expression Award, which recognizes courage or creative vision in upholding free expression, particularly in the arts, for his films that have, " let us see inside the lives of individuals we don't often get a glimpse at." See more »

Trademark:

Usually uses music by Danny Elfman See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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