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Gus Van Sant

Director, Actor

Mala NocheMala Noche (1985) Recommended
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Low–budget granular drama and the first film made by the eclectic Mr Van Sant near the start of his influential career.It tells the tale of a…
Drugstore CowboyDrugstore Cowboy (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham
A stylised yet vivid journey into the lives of a group of sympathetic, drug–addicted youths in the early '70s. A high point in the career…
My Own Private IdahoMy Own Private Idaho (1991)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix, James Russo
Melancholic tale imbued with the director's stylistic flair stars Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix as a pair of young hustlers with opposing personal…
Even Cowgirls Get the BluesEven Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Uma Thurman, John Hurt, Sean Young
A joyously ropey adaptation of Tom Robbins beloved 1970s novel in which a big–thumbed hitch–hiker (Uma Thurman) eventually hooks up at a…
To Die ForTo Die For (1996) Aro Favourite
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix
A deft satire about ambition and the media is fashioned from the sensational true story of a woman who coaxed an impressionable schoolboy into…
Good Will HuntingGood Will Hunting (1997)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams
Toasted as the stars ascendant of New Hollywood, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck flaunt their writing/acting prowess in this affecting parable of how…
PsychoPsycho (1998)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore
Colour remake of Hitchcock's most famous film closely follows the original but never comes close to being anything other than a cheap gimmick. The…
Finding ForresterFinding Forrester (2000)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Sean Connery, Rob Brown, Anna Paquin
Dir. Van Sant reprises the outlines of his own GOOD WILL HUNTING, with Sean Connery nurturing the wayward talent of basketballing teenager Rob Brown.
GerryGerry (2002)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Casey Affleck, Matt Damon
A stark return to experimentalism for dir. Van Sant, in the form of a narrative about two friends, both named Gerry (Damon and Affleck), whose hiking…
ElephantElephant (2003) Recommended
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, Timothy Bottoms
A smoothly crafted, but troubling depiction of the Columbine High School massacre in which two disaffected teenagers planned and staged the multiple…

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