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Gus Van Sant

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $475,125,763 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #312)
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, Dustin Lance Black

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo3$58,001,940$19,388,014$77,389,954
Supporting1$59,671$2,704$62,375
In Technical RolesDirector17$292,751,412$182,374,351$475,125,763
Executive Producer4$8,225,147$4,800,660$13,025,807
Re-recording Mixer2$83,609,922$53,697,072$137,306,994
Producer1$163,753$2,608,758$2,772,511
Story Creator1$0$0$0

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


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...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
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
  Averages:$14,515,403$4,847,680$19,363,082


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
8/2/2013 The Canyons $13,351 9 $59,671 $62,375 95.7%
Movies: 1Totals:  $59,671$62,375 
 Averages:$13,3519$59,671$62,37595.7%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 52,801-52,900) 52,841 $59,671
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 58,601-58,700) 58,630 $59,671
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,216 $59,671
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 31,401-31,500) 31,479 $30,059,386
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 627 $58,001,940
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 24,901-25,000) 24,927 $58,061,611
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 47,801-47,900) 47,822 $2,704
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 51,001-51,100) 51,040 $2,704
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,601-10,700) 10,659 $2,704
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 35,701-35,800) 35,746 $3,703,014
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 762 $19,388,014
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 34,301-34,400) 34,302 $19,390,718
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 54,801-54,900) 54,881 $62,375
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 61,001-61,100) 61,059 $62,375
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,003 $62,375
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 34,901-35,000) 34,951 $33,762,400
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 727 $77,389,954
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 30,401-30,500) 30,499 $77,452,329

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/11/2018 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get F… Director,
Story by 
$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 Executive Producer,
Director 
$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,
Producer 
$163,753 $2,608,758 $2,772,511
9/24/2010 Howl Executive Producer $617,334 $0 $617,334
11/26/2008 Milk Re-recording Mixer,
Director 
$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 Re-recording Mixer,
Director 
$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 $87,498,033 $225,931,468
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$182,378,347$475,757,008
  Averages:$14,668,933$9,118,917$23,787,850

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/11/2018 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Fa… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/26/2016 The Sea of Trees $1,877 101 $20,444 $671,842 3.0%
1/4/2013 Promised Land $173,915 1,676 $7,597,898 $12,394,562 61.3%
9/16/2011 Restless $15,467 126 $163,753 $2,772,511 5.9%
11/26/2008 Milk $1,453,844 882 $31,841,299 $57,293,371 55.6%
3/7/2008 Paranoid Park $29,828 37 $486,021 $486,021 100.0%
5/4/2007 Paris, je t'aime $39,242 200 $4,857,374 $5,175,088 93.9%
7/22/2005 Last Days $86,556 31 $454,711 $1,920,616 23.7%
10/24/2003 Elephant $93,356 38 $1,266,955 $10,051,516 12.6%
2/14/2003 Gerry $26,285 15 $254,683 $719,699 35.4%
12/19/2000 Finding Forrester $701,207 2,002 $51,768,623 $80,013,623 64.7%
12/4/1998 Psycho $10,031,850 2,490 $21,541,218 $37,226,218 57.9%
12/5/1997 Good Will Hunting $272,912 2,203 $138,433,435 $225,931,468 61.3%
9/27/1995 To Die For $386,610 954 $21,284,514 $27,688,744 76.9%
5/18/1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues $672,577 533 $1,649,796 $1,649,796 100.0%
9/29/1991 My Own Private Idaho $0 98 $6,401,336 $6,401,336 100.0%
10/6/1989 Drugstore Cowboy $0 62 $4,729,352 $4,729,352 100.0%
Movies: 17Totals:  $292,751,412$475,125,763 
 Averages:$822,678673$17,220,671$27,948,57459.5%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/16/2011 Restless $15,467 126 $163,753 $2,772,511 5.9%
Movies: 1Totals:  $163,753$2,772,511 
 Averages:$15,467126$163,753$2,772,5115.9%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
5/11/2018 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Fa… $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $0$0 
 Averages:$00$0$00.0%


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