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Gus Van Sant

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $475,127,730 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #308)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Good Will Hunting (Director), Finding Forrester (Director), Milk (Director), Finding Forrester (Re-recording Mixer), Milk (Re-recording Mixer)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Man Talking to Man in Cowboy Hat (Psycho), Man behind hotel counter (My Own Private Idaho), Dr. Campbell (The Canyons)
Most productive collaborators: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Sean Connery, Sean Penn, Minnie Driver

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorCameo3$58,001,940$19,388,014$77,389,954
In Technical RolesDirector17$292,751,412$182,376,318$475,127,730
Executive Producer4$8,225,147$4,800,660$13,025,807
Re-recording Mixer2$83,609,922$53,697,072$137,306,994

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
8/2/2013 The Canyons Dr. Campbell  $59,671 $2,704 $62,375
8/24/2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Himself  $30,059,386 $3,703,014 $33,762,400
12/4/1998 Psycho Man Talking to Man in Cowboy Hat  $21,541,218 $15,685,000 $37,226,218
9/29/1991 My Own Private Idaho Man behind hotel counter  $6,401,336 $0 $6,401,336
Movies: 4Totals:$58,061,611$19,390,718$77,452,329
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/31/2017 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get F… Director $0 $0 $0
1/27/2017 I Am Michael Executive Producer $0 $3,996 $3,996
8/26/2016 The Sea of Trees Director $20,444 $651,398 $671,842
1/4/2013 Promised Land Director,
Executive Producer 
$7,597,898 $4,796,664 $12,394,562
5/18/2012 Virginia Executive Producer $9,915 $0 $9,915
9/16/2011 Restless Director,
$163,753 $2,608,758 $2,772,511
9/24/2010 Howl Executive Producer $617,334 $0 $617,334
11/26/2008 Milk Director,
Re-recording Mixer 
$31,841,299 $25,452,072 $57,293,371
3/7/2008 Paranoid Park Director $486,021 $0 $486,021
5/4/2007 Paris, je t'aime Director $4,857,374 $317,714 $5,175,088
7/22/2005 Last Days Director $454,711 $1,465,905 $1,920,616
10/24/2003 Elephant Director $1,266,955 $8,784,561 $10,051,516
2/14/2003 Gerry Director $254,683 $465,016 $719,699
12/19/2000 Finding Forrester Director,
Re-recording Mixer 
$51,768,623 $28,245,000 $80,013,623
12/4/1998 Psycho Director $21,541,218 $15,685,000 $37,226,218
12/5/1997 Good Will Hunting Director $138,433,435 $87,500,000 $225,933,435
9/27/1995 To Die For Director $21,284,514 $6,404,230 $27,688,744
5/18/1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Director $1,649,796 $0 $1,649,796
9/29/1991 My Own Private Idaho Director $6,401,336 $0 $6,401,336
10/6/1989 Drugstore Cowboy Director $4,729,352 $0 $4,729,352
Movies: 20Totals:$293,378,661$182,380,314$475,758,975