Gus Van Sant Van Sant's Oscar nominations for directing "Good Will Hunting" and "Milk" only scratch the surface of a career that ranges from the acclaimed indies "Drugstore Cowboy" and "My Own Private Idaho" to the Cannes-winning "Elephant." His latest film, the anti-fracking drama "Promised Land," could stage a last-minute coup at the Oscars; it opens in limited release on December 28.
Gus Van Sant
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