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Encyclopedia > Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant

van Sant at a screening of Paranoid Park, December 2007
Born Gus Greene Van Sant Junior
July 24, 1952 (1952-07-24) (age 55)
Louisville, Kentucky
Years active 1982 - present

Gus Green Van Sant, Jr.[1] (born July 24, 1952) 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. is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Louisville redirects here. ... Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... Psycho is a 1998 film remake of the Alfred Hitchcock 1960 version produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Pictures. ... The Best Director Award (French: Prix de la mise en scène) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director is an annual award given by National Society of Film Critics to honor the best film director of the year. ... Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 film written and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 film written and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... The New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay is one the annual film awards given by the New York Film Critics Circle. ... Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 film written and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... A photographer at the Calgary Folk Music Festival Paparazzi at the Tribeca Film Festival A photographer is a person who takes a photograph using a camera. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Type Commission  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


His early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest. Openly gay,[2] he has dealt unflinchingly with homosexual and other marginalized subcultures without being particularly concerned about providing positive role models. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ... For other uses, see Coming out (disambiguation). ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ...


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 the late River Phoenix (Van Sant also planned to direct a biographical film about Andy Warhol with Phoenix in the lead role, but canceled the project after Phoenix's death). He is perhaps best known for directing Good Will Hunting. Tom Robbins at a reading of Wild Ducks Flying Backward in San Francisco on September 24, 2005 Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. ... Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1976 novel by Tom Robbins. ... Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced ; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. ... This article is about the actress. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... K.D. Lang, OC (or k. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: William S. Burroughs William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914) — August 2, 1997; pronounced ), more commonly known as William S. Burroughs, was an American novelist, essayist, social critic, painter and spoken word performer. ... My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 gay-themed independent film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeares Henry IV, part 1. ... River Jude Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American film actor. ... Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987), better known as Andy Warhol, was an American artist who was a central figure in the movement known as Pop art. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


He wrote the screenplays for most of his early movies, and wrote one novel, Pink. [3] A book of his photography has also been published, called 108 Portraits.[4]

Contents

Biography

Early life

Van Sant was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Betty (née Seay) and Gus Green Van Sant, Sr, a clothing manufacturer[1] and traveling salesman who rapidly worked his way up the corporate ladder into middle class prosperity. As a result of his father's job, the family moved continually during Van Sant's childhood. Van Sant is an alumnus of The Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon. One constant in the director's early years was his interest in painting and Super-8 filmmaking; while still in school he began making semi-autobiographical shorts costing between 30 and 50 dollars. Van Sant's artistic leanings took him to the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970, where his classmates included David Byrne and other members of Talking Heads. It was also at RISD that Van Sant received an introduction to avant-garde directors like Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, and Andy Warhol; this introduction quickly inspired him to change his major from painting to cinema. Louisville redirects here. ... Née redirects here. ... The Catlin Gabel School is an independent pre-K to 12 private school located just outside Portland, OR in unincorporated Washington County, Oregon near Sunset Transit Center, adjacent to St. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Type Commission  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... For other uses , see Painting (disambiguation). ... Super 8 can refer to: Super 8 Motels, a national motel chain Super 8mm film, a form of film often used for home movies, most popular in the 60s and 70s This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, pronounced /RIZ-dee/) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... The Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) Stan Brakhage (January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003) was an American non-narrative filmmaker. ... Jonas Mekas (1922 - ) is a Lithuanian filmmaker, writer, and curator who has often been called the godfather of American avant-garde cinema. ... Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987), better known as Andy Warhol, was an American artist who was a central figure in the movement known as Pop art. ...


Early career (1978-1989)

After spending time in Europe, Van Sant went to Los Angeles in 1976. He secured a job as a production assistant to writer/director Ken Shapiro, with whom he developed a few ideas, none of which came to fruition. Van Sant channeled his frustrations into the 1981 Alice in Hollywood, a film about a naïve young actress who goes to Hollywood and abandons her ideals. It was never released. During this period, Van Sant began to spend time observing the denizens of the more down-and-out sections of Hollywood Boulevard. He became fascinated by the existence of this marginalized section of L.A.'s population, especially in context with the more ordinary, prosperous world that surrounded them. Van Sant would repeatedly focus his work on those existing on society's fringes, beginning with his 1985 Mala Noche. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Hollywood Boulevard as taken from the Kodak Theatre Hollywood Boulevard is an avenue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, beginning at Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. ... Mala Noche (a. ...


Mala Noche was made two years after Van Sant went to New York to work in an advertising agency. He saved 20,000 dollars during his tenure there, enabling him to finance the majority of his tale of doomed love between a gay liquor store clerk and a Mexican immigrant. The film, which was taken from Portland street writer Walt Curtis' semi-autobiographical novella, featured some of the director's hallmarks, notably an unfulfilled romanticism, a dry sense of the absurd, and the refusal to treat homosexuality as something deserving of judgment. Unlike many gay filmmakers, Van Sant — who had long been openly gay — declined to use same-sex relationships as fodder for overtly political statements, although such relationships would frequently appear in his films.


Shot in black-and-white, Mala Noche earned its director almost overnight acclaim on the festival circuit, with the Los Angeles Times naming it the year's Best Independent Film. The film's success attracted Hollywood interest, and Van Sant was briefly courted by Universal; the courtship ended after Van Sant pitched a series of project ideas (including what would later become Drugstore Cowboy and My Own Private Idaho) that the studio declined to take interest in. An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the studio system. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 film written and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 gay-themed independent film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeares Henry IV, part 1. ...


Van Sant reacted by moving to Portland, Oregon, where he set up house and began giving life to the ideas rejected by Universal. With the assistance of independent production company Avenue, the director made Drugstore Cowboy, his 1989 film about four drug addicts who rob pharmacies to support their habit. Cowboy met with great critical success; in addition to furthering Van Sant's reputation as a gifted director, it helped to revive the career of Matt Dillon, who was remarkable as the junkie leader who decides to come clean. Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Type Commission  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Matthew Raymond Matt Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


Indie and arthouse success (1990-1995)

Drugstore Cowboy's exploration of the lives of those living on society's outer fringes, as well as its Portland setting, were mirrored in Van Sant's next effort, the similarly acclaimed My Own Private Idaho (1991). Centering around the dealings of two male hustlers (played by River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves), the film was a compelling examination of unrequited love, alienation, and the concept of family (a concept Van Sant repeatedly explores in his films). The film won him an Independent Spirit Award for his screenplay (he had won the same award for his Drugstore Cowboy screenplay), as well as greater prestige. In addition, it helped Reeves — previously best-known for his work in the Bill and Ted movies — to get the critical respect that had hitherto eluded him. River Jude Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American film actor. ... Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced ; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. ... Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ... Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1989) is a comedy/science fiction film based on the idea of time travel. ...

Theatrical poster for To Die For, 1995
Theatrical poster for To Die For, 1995

Van Sant's next project, a 1994 adaptation of Tom Robbins' Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, was an excessive flop, both commercially and critically. Featuring an unusually large budget (for Van Sant, at least) of 8.5 million dollars and a large, eclectic cast including Uma Thurman, John Hurt, and Keanu Reeves, the film was worked and then reworked, but the finished product nonetheless resulted in something approaching a significant disaster. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... To Die For is a 1995 film written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard (ISBN 0595269397), and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... Tom Robbins at a reading of Wild Ducks Flying Backward in San Francisco on September 24, 2005 Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. ... Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1976 novel by Tom Robbins. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... For the singer, see Mississippi John Hurt. ...


Fortunately for Van Sant, his next project, 1995's To Die For, helped to restore his luster. An adaptation of Joyce Maynard's novel, the black comedy starred Nicole Kidman as a murderously ambitious weather girl; it also featured Van Sant favorite Matt Dillon as her hapless husband and Joaquin Phoenix, brother of the late River (who had died of an overdose two years earlier), as her equally hapless lover. It was Van Sant's first effort for a major studio (Columbia), and its success paved the way for further projects of the director's choosing. The same year, he served as executive producer for Larry Clark's Kids; it was a fitting assignment, due to both the film's subject matter and the fact that Clark's photographs of junkies had served as reference points for Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy. To Die For is a 1995 film written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard (ISBN 0595269397), and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... Cover of Looking Back Daphne Joyce Maynard (November 5, 1953 - ) is an American writer who became famous for her relationship with J. D. Salinger. ... This article is about the tone of comedy. ... Nicole Mary Kidman, Order of Australia (born 20 June 1967 in Honolulu) is an Academy Award-winning Australian/American[1] actress. ... Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (pronounced IPA: ; born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican film actor. ... Larry Clark (born 1943) is an American film director, photographer, writer and producer who is most well known for the movie Kids. ... Kids is a 1995 American film written by Harmony Korine and directed by Larry Clark. ...


Mainstream breakout (1997-2003)

In 1997 came true mainstream acceptance for the director, thanks to Good Will Hunting. Starring and written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the film — about a troubled, blue-collar genius — was a huge critical and commercial success. In addition to taking in more than 220 million dollars worldwide, it received a number of Academy Award nominations, including a Best Director nomination for Van Sant. It won a Best Screenplay Oscar for Damon and Affleck, and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Robin Williams. Van Sant, Damon and Affleck parodied themselves and the film's success in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... For the American cement businessman, see B. F. Affleck. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about the American actor and comedian; for other people named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ...


The success of Good Will Hunting afforded Van Sant the opportunity to remake the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho. As opposed to reinterpreting the 1960 film, Van Sant opted to recreate the film shot-for-shot, in color, with a cast of young Hollywood A-listers. His decision was met with equal parts curiosity, skepticism, and derision from industry insiders and outsiders alike, and the finished result met with a similar reception. Starring Anne Heche, Vince Vaughn, and Julianne Moore, Psycho, if not exactly a failure, wasn't much of a triumph, either. However, its mixed reception didn't deter the director, who was soon busy again with a number of projects. In addition to directing, he also devoted considerable energy to releasing two albums and publishing a novel, Pink, which was a thinly veiled exploration of his grief over River Phoenix's 1993 death. Psycho is a 1998 film remake of the Alfred Hitchcock 1960 version produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Pictures. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Psycho is a 1960 suspense/horror film directed by auteur Alfred Hitchcock from the screenplay by Joseph Stefano about a psychotic killer. ... Anne Celeste Heche (IPA: ) (born May 25, 1969) is an American actress, director and screenwriter. ... Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor. ... Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is a four-time Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ...


Van Sant fared somewhat better with 2000's Finding Forrester, a drama about a high-school student from the Bronx (Rob Brown) who becomes unlikely friends with a crusty, reclusive author (Sean Connery). Critical response was mixed but generally positive, singling out Van Sant's skill at melding the performance styles of first-time actor Brown and Hollywood legend Connery; however, those same reviewers were less impressed with the script's schematic, Scent of a Woman-meets-Good Will Hunting template. Finding Forrester is a 2000 movie, written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a teenager, Jamal Wallace, played by Rob Brown, who is accepted into a prestigious private high school. ... Bronx redirects here. ... Rob Brown was born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he graduated from Poly Prep in 2002. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... Scent of a Woman is a 1992 film which tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible blind, medically retired Army officer. ...


Van Sant appeared in a cameo on screen in Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back playing himself. In the movie, he is counting wads of money which was made during Good Will Hunting. As an added joke, they were filming a fake sequel to the movie, called Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... This article is about the American screenwriter, film director, actor and comic book writer. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ...


Return to arthouse cinema (2003-present)

Van Sant, longing to return to more intimate production methods, decided to leave behind big-budget studio filmmaking for his next two features. Inspired by the works of Hungarian director Bela Tarr and American maverick John Cassavetes, Van Sant retreated to the deserts of Argentina, Utah, and Death Valley for 2002's Gerry, a loosely devised, largely improvised feature in which stars Matt Damon and Casey Affleck — both playing characters named Gerry — wander through the desert, discussing Wheel of Fortune, video games, and nothing in particular. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, the film earned as much derision as it did praise, polarizing audiences with its elliptical, purposefully uneventful storyline, punctuated by cinematographer Harris Savides' stunning landscape photography. Béla Tarr (born July 21, 1955 in Pécs, Hungary) is a Hungarian film director and screenwriter widely considered as the most unique artist to rise from Hungary in the past 20 years. ... John Nicholas Cassavetes (December 9, 1929–February 3, 1989) was a Greek American actor, screenwriter, and director. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Death Valley (disambiguation). ... Gerry is a 2002 film directed by Gus Van Sant, written by and starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck. ... Casey Affleck (born August 12, 1975) is an American actor. ... This article is about the current, syndicated nighttime edition of the U.S. game show, which began in 1983. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... Harris Savides (born September 28, 1957) is a contemporary American cinematographer. ...


It took Gerry over a year to make it to theaters, in which time Van Sant began production on his next film, the controversial Elephant. Approached by HBO and producer Diane Keaton to craft a fictional film based on the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the director chose to shoot in his hometown of Portland, employing dozens of untrained teen actors to chronicle an "ordinary" high-school day — albeit one underlined by an unexpected tragedy. Melding improvisational long takes like those in Gerry with Savides' fluid camerawork, the finished film provoked strong reactions from audiences at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, who either embraced or rejected Van Sant's aesthetic decision not to offer a definitive rationale for his characters' homicidal tendencies. The consensus from the Cannes jury was unanimous, however: in a surprise decision, they awarded Elephant with their top prize, the Palme d'Or, and Van Sant with his first Best Director statue from the festival. The success of Elephant led Van Sant to show the U.S. premiere of Elephant as a fundraiser for Outside In, an organization working to help youth living on the streets of Portland, Oregon. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Diane Keaton (née Hall; January 5, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer. ... The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado (the CDP of Columbine) near Denver and Littleton. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... For the annual festival, see Cannes Film Festival. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Outside In social service agency in Portland, OR Outside In is a social service agency founded in 1968 in Portland, Oregon. ...


In 2005 Van Sant released Last Days, the final component of what he refers to as his "Death Trilogy," (the other parts being Gerry and Elephant). It is a fictionalized account of what happened to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in the days leading up to his death. Last Days (2005) is a film by director Gus Van Sant, and is a fictionalized account of the last days of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. ... The Death Trilogy a series of three films directed by Gus Van Sant. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ...


In 2006 Van Sant began work on Paranoid Park based on the book by Blake Nelson, about a skateboarding teenager who accidentally causes someone's death. The film was released in Europe in February 2008. He also directed the "Le Marais" segment of the omnibus film Paris, je t'aime. Paranoid Park is a 2007 film directed by Gus Van Sant. ... Blake Nelson is an author of adult and childrens books. ... Paris, je taime is a 2006 film starring an ensemble cast of American, British and French movie actors. ...


Van Sant's next film will be something of a return to the mainstream. Milk will be a biopic of Harvey Milk, the assassinated San Francisco official, to be played by Sean Penn. A glass of cows milk. ... Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) // Penn was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. ...


Van Sant has released two musical albums: Gus Van Sant and 18 Songs About Golf.


Awards and nominations

My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 gay-themed independent film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeares Henry IV, part 1. ... The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ... The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is generally considered to be one of the five top film festivals in the world. ... FIPRESCI (short for Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique), in English known as International Federation of Film Critics, comprised of the national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... Finding Forrester is a 2000 movie, written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a teenager, Jamal Wallace, played by Rob Brown, who is accepted into a prestigious private high school. ... Gerry is a 2002 film directed by Gus Van Sant, written by and starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck. ... The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is generally considered to be one of the five top film festivals in the world. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Best Director Award (French: Prix de la mise en scène) is an award presented at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Last Days (2005) is a film by director Gus Van Sant, and is a fictionalized account of the last days of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. ... Paranoid Park is a 2007 film directed by Gus Van Sant. ...

Filmography

Feature films

Mala Noche (a. ... // 3 December - Roger Moore steps down from the role of James Bond after twelve years and seven films. ... Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 film written and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 gay-themed independent film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeares Henry IV, part 1. ... The year 1991 in film involved some significant events. ... Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1993 film based on the 1976 Tom Robbins novel of the same name. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... To Die For is a 1995 film written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard (ISBN 0595269397), and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Psycho is a 1998 film remake of the Alfred Hitchcock 1960 version produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Pictures. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Finding Forrester is a 2000 movie, written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a teenager, Jamal Wallace, played by Rob Brown, who is accepted into a prestigious private high school. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Gerry is a 2002 film directed by Gus Van Sant, written by and starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Last Days (2005) is a film by director Gus Van Sant, and is a fictionalized account of the last days of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. ... The year 2005 in film involved some significant events. ... Paranoid Park is a 2007 film directed by Gus Van Sant. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure...

Short films

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  • Fun with a Bloodroot (1967) (2 min 20 sec, 8 mm color)
  • The Happy Organ (1971) (20 min, 16 mm black and white)
  • Little Johnny (1972) (40 sec, 16 mm black and white)
  • 1/2 of a Telephone Conversation (1973) (2 min, 16 mm black and white)
  • Late Morning Start (1975) (28 min, 16 mm color)
  • The Discipline of DE (1978) (9 min, 16 mm black and white, adaptation of William S. Burroughs' short story, narrated by Ken Shapiro)
  • Alice in Hollywood (1981) (45 min, 16 mm color)
  • My Friend (1982) (3 min, 16 mm black and white)
  • Where'd She Go? (1983) (3 min, 16 mm color)
  • Nightmare Typhoon (1984) (9 min, 16 mm black and white)
  • My New Friend (1984) (3 min, 16 mm color)
  • Ken Death Gets Out of Jail (1985) (3 min, 16 mm black and white)
  • Five Ways to Kill Yourself (1986) (3 min, 16 mm black and white)
  • Thanksgiving Prayer (1991) (2 min, 35 mm color, written by and starring William S. Burroughs)
  • Four Boys in a Volvo (1996) (4min, color)
  • Paris, je t'aime (2006) (segment "Le Marais")
  • Chacun son cinéma / To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "First Kiss")

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References

  1. ^ a b Gus Van Sant Biography (1952?-)
  2. ^ Ehrenstein, David (2002), Van Sant, Gus, <http://www.glbtq.com/arts/van_sant_g.html>. Retrieved on 2007-08-29 .
  3. ^ Pink, Gus Van Sant. Faber & Faber, 1998, ISBN 0-385-49353-3
  4. ^ 108 Portraits, Gus Van Sant. Twin Palms Pub., 1993, ISBN 0-944092-22-5
  5. ^ Gus van Sant: biography
  6. ^ http://www.mvdbase.com/tech.php?last=van+Sant&first=Gus. Note that Chris Isaak's Solitary Man (1993) was not directed by Van Sant but by Larry Clark.

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