Gus Van Sant – With ‘Good Will Hunting,’ Miramax…

With ‘Good Will Hunting,’ Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn’t expecting to laugh at…


“With ‘Good Will Hunting,’ Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn’t expecting to laugh at Robin Williams like they normally do. From my limited experience, you can really blow test screenings by conducting them in the wrong way.”
-Gus Van Sant

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