Gus Van Sant





Gus Van Sant

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in Louisville, Kentucky, The United States
July 24, 1952

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Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. is an American film director, photographer, musician, and author. He was nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for his 1997 film Good Will Hunting. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

His early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest. Openly gay, he has dealt unflinchingly with homosexual and other marginalized subcultures without being particularly concerned about providing positive role models.

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...more


Average rating: 4.12 · 1,721 ratings · 64 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Pink
2.74 of 5 stars 2.74 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1993
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My Own Private Idaho
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1993
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108 Portraits
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Finding Forrester
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2008
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Elephant
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One Step Big Shot
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Good Will Hunting
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 1,313 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Spit in the Ocean #7: All A...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2003
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Milk: The Shooting Script
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2008
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“Sometimes I wish I had never met you, because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there.”
Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting

“Sometimes getting upset with yourself is necessary when you face the truth.”
Gus Van Sant, Pink

“It's when you start doing things for free, that you start to grow wings.”
Gus Van Sant, My Own Private Idaho



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