Gus Van Sant – Because I didn’t have brothers…

Because I didn’t have brothers, I was always interested in the kids down the street…


“Because I didn’t have brothers, I was always interested in the kids down the street that had four brothers in their family, so I became one of them – but it was not my family. I’ve always been attracted to temporary families. They tend to be lost characters.”
-Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant – My family moved a lot…

My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived…


“My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school.”
-Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant – I hadn’t made a big…

I hadn’t made a big-budget film, and in Hollywood there’s a sort of man…


“I hadn’t made a big-budget film, and in Hollywood there’s a sort of man and boys situation. You’re a man, you make $80 million movies! As if it’s harder to make an $80 million movie. Well, I guess businesswise it is because you have more executives to argue with.”
-Gus Van Sant