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Madonna's Vogue And 9 Other Videos Made By Famous Directors

Wait, "Shake it Off" and One Hour Photo came from the same director?

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Joaquin Phoenix And Gus Van Sant Are Finally Re-Teaming For A Cool Biopic

Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant are re-teaming after 21 years for a biopic that is just perfect for the two of them.

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Matthew McConaughey Joins Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant's Sea Of Trees

In the movie McConaguhey will star as an American man who has given up on all hope in his life. He decides to fly out to the infamous "Suicide Forest" at the bottom of Mount Fuji with plans to die amongst the trees, but this plan is interupted when he meets a Japanese man (Ken Watanabe) who has had second thoughts about his suicide and has decided he wants to live.

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Does Gus Van Sant Want To Direct Fifty Shades Of Grey?

Director Gus Van Sant, who is best known for films like Good Will Hunting and Milk, probably isn't the first name you think of when considering potential filmmakers to helm the film version of EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey, but apparently he really wants the gig...so much so that he's already filmed test footage to show that he's the right man for the job.

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How Kevin Smith And Mel Gibson Could Have Directed Good Will Hunting

Fifteen years have passed since Good Will Hunting opened, and to celebrate Boston Magazine spoke with the Damon and Affleck about the movie that—among many other accomplishments—briefly made the Boston accent sexy. Amid the more surprising bits of behind the scenes information the pair shared were a couple of the other directors that had been offered the movie, namely Kevin Smith and Mel Gibson.

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Promised Land Trailer Pits Matt Damon Against John Krasinski

One of the possibly sneak-attack surprises lingering at the end of this year's fall movie season is Promised Land, the movie that reunites Gus van Sant and Matt Damon for a story that could be even more emotionally fulfilling and heartwarming than Good Will Hunting

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Gus Van Sant Takes Acting Role Opposite Porn Star In The Canyons

What has Gus van Sant been up to since he was nominated for an Oscar for Milk in 2009? Well you might have missed it, but he actually directed a whole new film, the college-aged romance that was released last fall and grossed-- no, wait for it-- $163,265 total. Van Sant is no stranger to veering between tiny indies and mainstream successes

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Plot Revealed For John Krasinski And Matt Damon's The Promised Land

With Matt Damon reuniting with his Good Will Hunting director Gus van Sant, John Krasinski writing the screenplay alongside Damon and Dave Eggers, and Damon and Krasinski facing off as rivals onscreen, the upcoming drama The Promised Land has a whole lot of potential to be great

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Gus Van Sant's The Promised Land Adds Titus Welliver

Feature wise, Welliver was most recently seen in the thriller Man on a Ledge and has a number of upcoming projects, including the Powers television series (based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis) and Ben Affleck's Argo, which is set to be released this fall. He is currently in production on Midnight Sun, a television project directed by Brad Anderson and co-starring Julia Stiles, Emma Bell and Michael Raymond-James.

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Controversial New Details Emerge On Matt Damon's Promised Land

Previously, details on the plot of Gus Van Sant's next feature The Promised Land had been a bit vague. The drama—which at one point had Matt Damon attached to helm—will star Damon as a businessman whose entire perspective on life is altered after moving into a small town. We knew that John Krasinski would play a rival executive and that the story was being described as "Capraesque,.."

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Matt Damon And John Krasinski Film Titled Promised Land

Focus Features and Participant Media have won a bidding war for the project, which is now titled Promised Land. Originally titled Gold Mist, the movie is described as a "Capraesque tale" in which Damon and Krasinski play rival corporate executives. When Damon's character moves to a small town, however, his entire perspective on life is completely changed.

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Matt Damon's Gus Van Sant Drama Could Be Heading To Universal

That move could have longer-term effects on other Damon projects. For instance, if the studio does right by Damon and helps properly distribute his passion project, he might be inclined to return to the Bourne franchise he helped turn into a global sensation. As of right now, Jeremy Renner’s set to lead the next Bourne thriller, with Tony Gilroy in the director’s chair.

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Gus Van Sant To Direct Matt Damon And John Krasinski In Untitled Drama

Van Sant is capable of almost anything as a director, and more importantly, he's got a good relationship with Damon, which means we might see some of what would have been the actor's directorial vision after all. And by the way, the rumored "script problems" that made Damon back away don't seem to be the case

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5 Possible Explanations For Taylor Lautner And Gus Van Sant's Team-Up

Understanding that Taylor Lautner really will be acting for van Sant is quite different from understanding why. Why has the star of Abduction wormed his way into the heart of the director of Milk? Why is Gus van Sant allowing the forced Lautner takeover of the United States to continue? Why didn't he finally explain his Psycho remake before making this inexplicable move?

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Taylor Lautner's Acting Career May Continue Thanks To Gus Van Sant

The release of Abduction may in September proved an interesting and important part: Twilight fans may gush over every actor that appears in the Stephanie Meyer adaptations, but that doesn't mean that they have any appeal beyond it. The example here, of course, is Taylor Lautner. While some girls go nuts for the teenage shirtless wonder and have even established camps against those that love co-star Robert Pattinson, Abduction was a total flop at the box office

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Starz' Boss Begins Production Next Week, Milk's Gus Van Sant to Direct

Starz announced today that their upcoming series Boss is set to begin production this week and that acclaimed filmmaker Gus Van Sant will bring his directorial talent to the small screen for the first time in the series first episode.

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Connie Nielsen Joins Kelsey Grammer In New Starz Show About Chicago

The program follows the mayor of Chicago, not Rahm Emanuel, as he discovers his mental faculties will begin evaporating because of a brain condition. He struggles to keep the diagnosis secret, as well as his troubled relationship with his wife under wraps

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Gus Van Sant's Restless Bumped From January 28 Release Date

Van Sant is as likely to turn in something with awards potential like Good Will Hunting as bring us something totally out there, like Elephant or Gerry

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Summit Wants Gus Van Sant To Direct Breaking Dawn

They're trying to bring in some top-notch talent to do it. Entertainment Weekly reports that the studio has reached out to Sofia Coppola, Gus van Sant and Bill Condon as directors for the film

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Brett Easton Ellis And Gus Van Sant Team Up To Depress You

I was thinking for a while that Gus van Sant was tapping into a lighter side of his personality with his upcoming project, the teenage love story Restless. But apparently it's still all gloom and doom inside the head of the director

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