(born july 24, 1952) is an american film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and mainstream filmmaker. His films typically deal with themes of marginalized subcultures, in particular homosexuality as a result, van sant is considered one of the most prominent auteurs of the new queer cinema movement. Queerty articles, photos and commentary tagged gus van sant - the leading gay and lesbian news and entertainment site. gus van sant wiki, bio, married, wife or gay and net worth written by jessica mayer on september 15, 2017 gus greene van sant junior, better known as gus van sant is an american writer, actor, director, author, photographer, painter as well as a musician. Rantasmo analyzes the gay filmography of gus van sant, director of mala noche, my own private idaho, elephant, and milk. gus van sant returns to tv best known for movies such as good will hunting, cannes palme dor winner elephant and last days, the american director hasnt often worked in small-screen format. His first foray into the world of tv dates back to 2011-2012 with boss, a political series shown on the starz cable channel. gus van sants new film, milk, tells the real-life story of harvey milk (played in the film by sean penn), who became the first openly gay person to be elected to a public office in the united states when he took his post on the san francisco board of city supervisors in january 1977. Milk was a transplanted new yorker who, at the age of 40, traded in his job as a wall street analyst for a. Myyoutubeen france 24 live news stream all the latest news 247 httpf24. Gus van sant began his feature filmmaking career as a pioneeringand even transgressivefilmmaker, and his first feature was a promising glimpse of what was soon to follow. Mala noche is about the relationship between walt, a gay store clerk, and two younger mexican boys, johnny and roberto. In a 1998 interview with the advocate magazine, van sant said the subjects of my films.