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. He was born on the 24th of July, 1952 and in 2015 his current age is 63 years old. Gus was born as the youngest of three children into a middle class family, which had Dutch origins. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America as the son of mother Betty and his father Gus Green Van Sant, Sr; who had a clothing line. Due to his fathers’ job, the family had to move constantly throughout his childhood. As a result, he had to study in multiple schools including Darien High School in Connecticut, and graduated from the The Catlin Gabel School in Oregon. From a young age, he was interested in art and used to sketch many designs; whereas grew more interested in video shooting and film making during his senior years. In the 70s, he got admitted in the Rhode Island School of Design, where he got acquainted with some good filmmakers of the college. Born and raised in the US, he is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Van Sant is a good-looking man, although he is not the tallest of person. He measures about 179 cm, which is about 5 feet and 9 inches tall; an average height. He has got short black hair, brown eyes, big cheeks although he is not a fat person. With his last recorded weight of 80 kg, he used to be a way lot skinny in his young days. He has got some shirtless pictures that can be found on the media, from his past days. He used to work out regularly and you can see his well-toned figure, where he has revealed his biceps and abs. He doesn’t seem to have any tattoos or piercings on his body. Along with his good looks, he is also a man of good personality and has been regarded as a role model for his younger ones. He is kind and down to earth, and has the ability to cheer the mood in any place he happens to be. His confidence and positivity are the elements that have in time, become the key to his success.
Not much is there to know about his dating life, as he happens to be sexually gay. Yes, that is right Gus Van Sant is a gay; although there is no information as to who his partner is. Having had a girlfriend back in school, he came to realize about his mismatch with the other guys when his friends talked about women and attraction in high school. “I used to like girls and so did my friends. But the way we talked about them made me feel the difference. I was never attracted to them in that way, you know like other guys do. And I was scared of it, like I didn’t have anyone to talk to.” This fact changes all the queries about the questions asked on his married/ divorced life, and whether or not he has a wife or any children. He is termed as “one of few openly gay directors.”
He started his career as a director in 1981, with Alice in Hollywood followed by Mala Noche in 1985. During this time gap, he spent time interviewing people, observing things and getting new ideas. However, his first major hit was when he appeared in Good Will Hunting, along with Matt Damon. Since then, he has worked, played and made several hit movies including: Psycho (1998), Elephant (2003), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Last Days (2005), Speedway Junky (1999), Health (1996), To Die For (1995), Finding Forrester (2000), Promised Land (2012) and many others. Similarly he has also made several tracks by himself, and some of his hit tracks are in: She’s Caught, Sunstroke, Momma Can’t Walk etc. With an estimated net worth of about $45 million US dollars by 2015, you can get to know more about him by reading his biography available in sites like IMDb and Wikipedia. Also, you can follow him on her Twitter account as well as her official Instagram page to stay close to his latest activities. Also, you can find his quotes and interviews in different websites online.