Gus Van Sant

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‘Kurt Cobain was a walking paradox’: inside the opera about the star’s final days
It has little plot, the dialogue is mumbled, cereal bowls are a big theme, and a fast-talking cattle auctioneer plays his manager. We meet the team behind the Royal Opera House’s daring new show

Alexis Petridis

03, Oct, 2022 @3:56 PM

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‘He was easy to spot!’ Gus Van Sant on spying Andy Warhol – and his musical about him
The Oscar-nominated film director has made the jump into musical theatre with a portrait of the high priest of pop art, staged in Europe

Jad Salfiti

30, Sep, 2021 @2:52 PM

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'Two boys snogging was revolutionary': the greatest gay moments in cinema
From Gus Van Sant to Maryam Keshavarz, Terence Davies to Andrew Haigh, film-makers and writers recall the charged scenes that moved and inspired them – and even helped nudge them out of the closet

Catherine Shoard

17, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Gus Van Sant: 'We are living in a wilder time than anything we could imagine'
He is the king of the Hollywood underground. So why has he made a mini-series for Gucci? The film-maker talks about life in isolation, his gay president project and the big screen’s demise

Jess Cartner-Morley

24, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Gucci's latest collection revealed in series of films by Gus Van Sant
Alessandro Michele’s online ‘GucciFest’ replaces pre-Covid catwalk fashion shows

Jess Cartner-Morley

16, Nov, 2020 @2:06 PM

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Drugstore Cowboy at 30: is this the best film ever made about addiction?
Gus Van Sant’s 1989 indie is filled with rich detail and insight into the life of a drug addict, brought to life by a career-defining Matt Dillon performance

Scott Tobias

18, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Cult cinema hero Udo Kier: ‘I like the film, it’s very brutal'
He has worked with everyone from Andy Warhol to Lars von Trier – as well as gone underage drinking with Rainer Fassbinder and chatted up hustlers with River Phoenix

Alex Godfrey

11, Apr, 2019 @11:59 AM

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Beth Ditto: 'I don't think I can act. I'm just really good at talking'
The Gossip frontwoman has started acting, and her first role is a ‘redneck loud woman’ in the new Gus Van Sant film. She talks about the real women behind the southern stereotypes

Laura Barton

24, Oct, 2018 @10:11 AM

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Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio turned down Brokeback Mountain
Original director Gus Van Sant has revealed that multiple A-listers turned down the chance to star in the gay romance

Catherine Shoard

19, Jul, 2018 @10:29 AM

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Gus Van Sant: 'Whatever scene we're filming, we make it as hard as we can'
The acclaimed film-maker discusses new film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot and how he ended up in a hip-hop video

Charles Bramesco

13, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Berlin film festival 2018 roundup | Jonathan Romney
There’s animated doggy fun from Wes Anderson and a bold take on the Anders Breivik massacre, but the Berlinale needs a new script

Jonathan Romney

25, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot review – Van Sant's disability drama misses the mark
Joaquin Phoenix excels as paralysed cartoonist John Callaghan in Gus Van Sant’s biopic, which is otherwise a minor work by a major director

Jordan Hoffman

20, Jan, 2018 @10:15 AM

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