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Gus Van Sant


Born
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
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Average rating: 4.36 · 6,017 ratings · 134 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Good Will Hunting

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4.47 avg rating — 5,287 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Pink

2.86 avg rating — 314 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues...

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3.74 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1993
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My Own Private Idaho

4.27 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1993
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108 Portraits

4.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Elephant

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Pink

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One Step Big Shot

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In Limbo

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Conversations with Gus Van ...

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More books by Gus Van Sant…
“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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