|Gus Van Sant|
Van Sant at the 81st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon
|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.