Gus Van Sant
Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. (Born July 24, 1952 in Louisville , Kentucky ) is an American film director , film producer , photographer and musician . He is considered a specialist in films about maladjusted teenagers and young adults.
Gus Green Van Sant graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design . He made his first feature film in 1985: Mala Noche is a film about an American's unrequited love for a young Mexican immigrant.
In 1989 Drugstore Cowboy was born , a road movie about criminal teen drug addicts ( Matt Dillon , Kelly Lynch ). In My Own Private Idaho (1991) is about the friendship of a prostitute for son of the mayor ( Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix ). In Even Cowgirls Get the Blues , two young girls ( Uma Thurman , Rain Phoenix ) take power on a beauty farm, and in To Die For (1995) a young TV presenter ( Nicole Kidman ) persuades three teenagers to kill their husband.
Van Sant had his commercial breakthrough in 1997 with Good Will Hunting , in which a college professor discovered the scientific talents of a young cleaner ( Robin Williams and Matt Damon ). For this he was nominated for an Oscar for "Best Director". This was followed in 1998 by a remake of the Hitchcock classic Psycho . In Forrester - Found! (2000), an aging writer takes on the role of mentor for an African-American student ( Sean Connery and Rob Brown ).
After these excursions into the Hollywood mainstream, a trilogy followed, inspired by avant-garde directors such as Philippe Garrel and Béla Tarr , dealing with the subject of death. Gerry follows two young men ( Casey Affleck and Matt Damon ) on a journey into the desert from which both will not return. Elephant (2003) is a depressing film with long camera angles that deals with the history and course of a school massacre. Van Sant was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. The trilogy ended in 2005 with the rock and roll drama Last Days , for which he was inspired by Kurt Cobain 's last few days .
In 2007 Van Sant was again represented in the competition at the 60th Cannes Film Festival with his film Paranoid Park and received the special jubilee award (Prix Du 60th Anniversaire) for the film . In 2009, more than ten years after Good Will Hunting , he received his second Oscar nomination for directing the political biography Milk .
Van Sant made literary collages with William S. Burroughs ( Thanksgiving Prayer, 1991) and Allen Ginsberg ( Ballad of the Skeletons, 1997), music videos for David Bowie (1993, 2002) and Candlebox (1996). He also wrote the videos for Under the Bridge and Desecration Smile as well as the booklet photography for the album Stadium Arcadium by the band Red Hot Chili Peppers .
In 1992 he was awarded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) award in the US state of Oregon for courage and creative perspectives for freedom of expression.
Van Sant wrote the scripts for most of his earlier films himself. He also wrote the novel Pink . A compilation of his photographs was published under the title 108 Portraits . He released several music albums: Gus Van Sant (1985) and 18 Songs About Golf (1997).
|Publishing year||Movie title||Medium / form||Director||Screenwriter||producer||Exec. Prod.||actor||Notes / sources|
|1967||Fun with a bloodroot||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 2 minutes, 20 seconds; 8 mm - color film|
|1971||The Happy Organ||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 20 minutes; 16 mm - Black and white film|
|1972||Little Johnny||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 40 seconds; 16 mm black and white film|
|1973||1/2 of a telephone conversation||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 2 minutes; 16 mm black and white film|
|1975||Late morning start||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 28 minutes; 16 mm color film|
|1978||The Discipline of DE||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 9 minutes; 16 mm black and white film; Adaptation of William S. Burroughs ' short story of the same name; Narrator: Ken Shapiro|
|1981||Alice in Hollywood||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 45 minutes; 16 mm color film|
|1982||My friend||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 3 minutes; 16 mm black and white film|
|1983||Where'd She Go?||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 3 minutes; 16 mm color film|
|1984||Nightmare Typhoon||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 9 minutes; 16 mm black and white film|
|1984||My new friend||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 3 minutes; 16 mm color film|
|1985||Ken Death Gets Out of Jail||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 3 minutes; 16 mm black and white film|
|1986||Five Ways to Kill Yourself||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 3 minutes; 16 mm black and white film|
|1991||Thanksgiving Prayer||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 2 minutes; 35 mm - color film ; Screenwriter and Leading Actor: William S. Burroughs|
|1996||Four boys in a Volvo||Short film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Length: 4 minutes; Color film|
|2006||Paris, je t'aime||Episode film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Le Marais segment|
|2007||To Each His Own Cinema (en)||Episode film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||First Kiss segment (length: 3 minutes)|
|2008||8 (s)||Episode film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Mansion on the Hill segment|
by William S. Burroughs
by David Bowie
by Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers
Under the Bridge
from Red Hot Chili Peppers
|1992||Bang Bang Bang
by Tracy Chapman
|1992||The Last Song
by Elton John
|1993||San Francisco Days
by Chris Isaak
|1993||Just Keep Me Moving
by kd lang
|1993||Creep (Alternate Version)
by Stone Temple Pilots
|1996||Ballad of the Skeletons
by Allen Ginsberg
|Music video||Yes||Yes||with Paul McCartney , Philip Glass , Lenny Kaye u. a.|
|2005||Who Did You Think I Was (turntable version)
by John Mayer Trio
from Red Hot Chili Peppers
|2017||Ain't It Funny
by Danny Brown
|2001||Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ( Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back )||Television series||Yes||Guest appearance as himself|
|2008||Entourage||Television series||Yes||Guest Appearance As Himself, Episode 5x12 Return to Queens Blvd.|
|2011||Portlandia||Television series||Yes||Guest appearance as himself|
|2011||boss||Television series||Yes||Episode 1x01 How much longer ? ( Lists )|
|2015||The Devil You Know||TV film ( pilot film )||Yes||Yes|
|2017||When We Rise (en)||Miniseries||Yes||Director of the first two parts (of eight, 1 hour each); Third collaboration with Oscar-winning screenwriter D. Lance Black after Milk (2008) and Virginia (2010)|
|2006||Wild Tigers I Have Known||Yes||Yes|
|1985||The Elvis of Letters||with William S. Burroughs|
|1990||Millions of Images||with William S. Burroughs|
|2006||Lightfield's Home Videos||Yes|
|2010||Howl - The Howl (Howl)||motion pictures||Yes|
|2010||Virginia (en)||motion pictures||Yes||second collaboration with Oscar-winning screenwriter D. Lance Black (based on Milk 2008)|
|2012||Act up!||motion pictures||Yes|
|2012||Laurence Anyways||motion pictures||Yes|
|2015||I Am Michael (en)||motion pictures||Yes|
|1985||Mala Noche||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 95%, Fresh!|
|1989||Drugstore Cowboy||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, Fresh! ; Income: $ 4,729,352|
|1991||My Private Idaho (My Own Private Idaho)||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 82%, Fresh ; Income: $ 6,401,336|
|1993||Even Cowgirls Get the Blues||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 21%; Income: $ 1,708,873|
|1995||To Die For||motion pictures||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 87%, Fresh ; Income: $ 21,284,514|
|1997||Good Will Hunting||motion pictures||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 97%, Fresh! ; Income: $ 225,933,435|
|1998||Psycho||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 37%; Income: $ 37,141,130|
|2000||Forrester - Found! (Finding Forrester)||motion pictures||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 74%; Income: $ 80,701,064|
|2002||Gerry||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 61%; Income: $ 236,266|
|2003||Elephant||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 73%; Income: $ 10,020,543|
|2005||Last days||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 57%; Income: $ 2,456,454|
|2006||Le Marais (in Paris, je t'aime )||motion pictures||Yes|
|2007||Paranoid Park||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 76%; Income: $ 4,545,747|
|2007||Chacun son Cinema (episode French Kiss )||motion pictures||Yes|
|2008||Milk||motion pictures||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 94%, Fresh! ; Income: $ 54,586,584|
|2011||Restless||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 35%; Income: $ 163,265|
|2012||Promised Land||motion pictures||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 51%; Income: $ 8,138,788|
|2013||The canyons||motion pictures||Yes||as Dr. Campbell|
|2015||The Sea of Trees (s)||motion pictures||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 11%, Rotten ; Income: $ 825,577|
|2017||When We Rise||Television series||Yes||Yes|
|2018||Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot||motion pictures||Yes||Yes||Rotten Tomatoes: 80%, Fresh|
- Stéphane Bouquet, Jean-Marc Lalanne: Gus Van Sant. Cahiers du cinéma, Paris 2009, ISBN 978-2-86642-538-8 .
- Christian Weber: Gus Van Sant: Looking for a Place Like Home. Berlin: Bertz + Fischer, 2015. ISBN 978-3-86505-321-3 .
- Gus Van Sant in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Van Sant in the nndb (English)
- Literature by and about Gus Van Sant in the catalog of the German National Library
- Biography of Gus Van Sant on film-zeit.de
- Gus Van Sant Interview in the Guardian with Briony Hanson on January 16, 2009
- Scientific literature (Open Access) on Gus Van Sant on mediarep.org
- Biography . In: Gus Van Sant . Geocities. Archived from the original on October 26, 2009. Retrieved on August 17, 2012.
- Alex S. Garcia: Gus van Sant . In: mvdbase.com . Alex S. Garcia. 1998-2012. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved August 17, 2012. –– Note: Chris Isaak's Solitary Man (also 1993) was directed by Larry Clark and not van Sant.
|SURNAME||Van Sant, Gus|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Van Sant, Gus Green Jr.|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American film director, screenwriter and film producer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 24, 1952|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Louisville , Kentucky, United States|