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Jimmy Kimmel officiated Matt Damon's vow-renewal ceremony

Jimmy Kimmel officiated Matt Damon's vow-renewal ceremony

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Comedian Jimmy Kimmel officiated the marriage-vow renewal ceremony of actor Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

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Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs ... Shakira named Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year ... 'Duets II' tops U.S. album chart ... Schwarzenegger statue headed for Ohio ... News from United Press International.
Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs

Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Starz Entertainment says it has ordered a 10-episode second season of "Boss," its new drama starring Kelsey Grammer as a fictional Chicago mayor.
Grammer returning to TV in drama series

Grammer returning to TV in drama series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer is to return to television in "Boss," a drama series to begin production this month in Chicago, Starz said.
Grammer to star in drama pilot

Grammer to star in drama pilot

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Kelsey Grammer is to play a fictional Chicago mayor in a new drama series for Starz, Variety reported Friday.
Van Sant starts shooting film in Oregon

Van Sant starts shooting film in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Director Gus Van Sant has begun shooting his latest, as-yet-untitled film in Portland, Ore., Imagine Entertainment announced Friday.
'Milk,' 'Nixon' up for best picture Oscar

'Milk,' 'Nixon' up for best picture Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Milk," "Frost/Nixon" and "The Reader" were nominated for the best picture Oscar in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday morning.
Boyle, Fincher & Nolan get DGA nods

Boyle, Fincher & Nolan get DGA nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America has nominated Danny Boyle, David Fincher, Ron Howard, Christopher Nolan and Gus Van Sant for its top film honor.
Josh Brolin: 'Milk' story made me cry

Josh Brolin: 'Milk' story made me cry

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Josh Brolin said he knew he wanted to be in Gus Van Sant's new biographical drama "Milk" as soon as he read the script.

Van Sant to direct 'Kool-Aid Acid' film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A big-screen adaptation of Tom Wolfe's 1968 counterculture book "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said.
LA Gay & Lesbian Center to honor Van Sant

LA Gay & Lesbian Center to honor Van Sant

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center has announced plans to honor filmmaker Gus Van Sant at its upcoming 37th anniversary gala.

Sean Penn to play Harvey Milk in film

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Sean Penn has signed on to play gay-rights icon Harvey Milk in "Milk," a bio-pic directed by Gus Van Sant, Focus Features said Friday.

Penn, Damon to team up on Milk bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. film with Sean Penn playing openly gay politician Harvey Milk and Matt Damon as the man who kills him could begin filming as early as December.

Film version of Tom Wolfe novel coming

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Writer Tom Wolfe's novel "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is being made into a feature film nearly 40 years after it was published. Director Gus Van Sant has signed on to do the project and has brought Lance Black aboard to adapt the screenplay, Variety.

Director Van Sant pinched in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood movie director Gus Van Sant was pulled over for drunken driving this week in Portland, Ore.
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Director Gus Van Sant arrives on the red carpet at the 59th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 18, 2006. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Achievement in Directing for his 1997 film Good Will Hunting and his 2008 film Milk, and won the Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for his film Elephant. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

His early career was devoted to directing television commercials in the Pacific Northwest. In his films, he has dealt with themes concerning homosexuality and other marginalized subcultures.

His filmography as writer and director includes an adaptation of Tom Robbins' novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which features a diverse cast (Keanu Reeves, Roseanne Barr, Uma Thurman, and k.d. lang, with cameos by William S. Burroughs and Heather Graham, among others); and My Own Private Idaho, also starring Reeves as well as River Phoenix.

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