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

Gus Van Sant – Gay marriage is the last…

Gay marriage is the last bastion of, to me… as a legal, ceremonial, sentimental and…


“Gay marriage is the last bastion of, to me… as a legal, ceremonial, sentimental and religious side, it’s one of the last steps. Retaining your job being one of the earlier steps, like, not getting kicked out of your job because you’re gay.”
-Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant – When I was 14, I…

When I was 14, I felt very rundown I had a home to go to…


“When I was 14, I felt very rundown I had a home to go to, but I felt like I was 60 or something, older than I feel now. And I don’t know if it’s something that happens at 14, or whether it was adolescence or whether I was gay, or closeted gay, or whatever it was, I felt that.”
-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. So I was always moving, I’m still always moving.”
-Gus Van Sant