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About Gus Van Sant
He is a top American director, painter, photographer, author, musician who by virtue of his great works has been recognized as an "independent" and "mainstream" filmmaker. Gus Van Sant kick started his career as a director of television commercials in the North American region, Pacific Northwest.
His film-directing debut came in 1985 in the drama, "Mala Niche". His films are distinguished from any other films as he specifically deals with themes surrounding discriminatory and marginalized subcultures, such as homosexuality. Through this, Van Sant is highly considered to be one of the film makers of the "New Queer Cinema".
He was born to mother, Betty and father, Gus Green Van Sant Sr., who was a traveling salesman and manufacturer. He is noted to have a sister named Malinda Van Sant.
Van Sant won the "Best Screenplay" at the 1989 Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
He also won the "Best Screenplay" at the Independent Spirit Awards in 1989.
Van Sant got nominated at the 1997 Academy Award for "Best Director".
He won the "Best Director" at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival Awards.
He is gay.
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Famous quotes by Gus Van Sant
Because I didn't have brothers, I was always interested in the kids down the street that had four brothers in their family, so I became one of them - but it was not my family.Gus Van Sant
Because I didn't have brothers, I was always interested in the kids down the street that had four brothers in their family, so I became one of them - but it was not my family. I've always been attracted to temporary families. They tend to be lost characters.Gus Van Sant
Death Valley is really wide-open - it's bigger than Rhode Island - and it's less a part of California than an ungoverned territory, so there's lots of weird cops-and-robbers stuff going on.Gus Van Sant
Even when you're making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it's part of my dramatic viewpoint. I'm not sure why exactly.Gus Van Sant
Even when you're making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it's part of my dramatic viewpoint. I'm not sure why exactly. Maybe I'm drawn to it as a story element.Gus Van Sant
Gay marriage is the last bastion of, to me... as a legal, ceremonial, sentimental and religious side, it's one of the last steps. Retaining your job being one of the earlier steps, like, not getting kicked out of your job because you're gay.Gus Van Sant
I had never had a positive leading character - somebody that wasn't an antihero, or who wasn't more of a guy that you're supposed to be on the side of.Gus Van Sant
I hadn't made a big-budget film, and in Hollywood there's a sort of man and boys situation. You're a man, you make $80 million movies! As if it's harder to make an $80 million movie. Well, I guess businesswise it is because you have more executives to argue with.Gus Van Sant
I've told people who have just started to make a film that the one thing you might experience is this feeling that everybody is conspiring against you, because you're not necessarily able to tell what's real and what's not.Gus Van Sant
If I'm diagnosed with cancer I might become despondent, but someone young might not, and they might need connections with somebody outside their circle of family because their family is so despondent.Gus Van Sant
If you don't have the story and the unfolding of the trajectory of the saga, it's like getting in a car and not having any gas.Gus Van Sant
My art teacher in junior high was a very out gay man and a mentor to me.Gus Van Sant
My art teacher in junior high was a very out gay man and a mentor to me. He would tell us about Greenwich Village and show us the 'Village Voice' and describe his life, but it was all sort of subversive and below the radar.Gus Van Sant
My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school.Gus Van Sant
My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school. So I was always moving, I'm still always moving.Gus Van Sant
The dark comedies tend to be in a non-releasable area. There can be romantic comedies. There can be dramas. But there's no 'dark comedy' inbox for the advertising.Gus Van Sant
The things that inform student culture are created and controlled by the unseen culture, the sociological aspects of our climbing culture, our 'me' generation, our yuppie culture, our SUVs, or, you know, shopping culture, our war culture.Gus Van Sant
There is a common theme, though, in the stories I have told, which are usually associations of characters or families that are formed outside of a family circle.Gus Van Sant
When I was 14, I felt very rundown I had a home to go to, but I felt like I was 60 or something, older than I feel now. And I don't know if it's something that happens at 14, or whether it was adolescence or whether I was gay, or closeted gay, or whatever it was, I felt that.Gus Van Sant
With 'Good Will Hunting,' Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn't expecting to laugh at Robin Williams like they normally do. From my limited experience, you can really blow test screenings by conducting them in the wrong way.Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant's Popularity
Gus Van Sant is a famous American director, who was born on July 24, 1952. As a person born on this date, Gus Van Sant is listed in our database as the 101st most popular celebrity for the day (July 24) and the 272nd most popular for the year (1952).
People born on July 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Gus Van Sant is the 3254th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Gus Van Sant's birthday, Gus Van Sant is the 16106th most famous American and ranks 49th in famous people born in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
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