Gus Van Sant
Van Sant at the 81st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon
2 Nominations
Role Director, Screenwriter
Born July 24, 1952
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Gus Van Sant is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author. His early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest. In his films, he has dealt with themes concerning homosexuality and other marginalized subcultures.


70th Academy Awards, 1997
Best DirectorGood Will Hunting
81st Academy Awards, 2008
Best DirectorMilk

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