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Drugstore... A seminal offering from the early days of the 1990s indie film boom, "Drugstore... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Elephant (HBO)... Legendary filmmaker Gus Van Sant helms this heart-wrenching, poignant drama... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

Milk DVD ... Experience the inspirational triumph of one of America's greatest heroes.... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Psycho DVD ... Gus Van Sant helms this shot-by-shot, updated-in-color remake of Hitchcock's... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

To Die For... Black comedy at its very best! Nicole Kidman stars as Suzanne Stone in "To Die... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Good Will... This 1997 drama follows the story of Will Hunting, an MIT janitor and genius,... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Gus Green Van Sant Jr.,Gus Van Sant Jr. Died:
Born: July 24, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA Profession: Director ... director screenwriter film editor producer guitarist teacher painter


Oscar-nominated writer and director Gus Van Sant was a key figure on the American independent film scene of the 1980s and 1990s, offering p tic yet clear-eyed excursions through America's seamy underbelly in films like "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989) and "My Own Private Idaho" (1991). Openly gay, Van Sant dealt unflinchingly with marginalized subcultures. Even as he segued into the mainstream with "Good Will Hunting" (1997) and "Milk" (2008), he stayed true to his artful, gritty vision. Van Sant was the rare filmmaker who dipped in and out of the studio system with ease, and while his more experimental, limited release works were some of his strongest, he had a remarkable ability to stay true to his striking visual style and penchant for societal outcasts, while at the same time, crafting widely appealing films.

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