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Photos of Gus Van Sant and Dennis Stock

(Portrait of Lautrec on the wall, Gus Van Sant directing Joaquin Phoenix)

After River’s death, Van Sant offered him a meaty role in the black comedy “To Die For,” co-starring Nicole Kidman and Matt Dillon. It was Joaquin’s first role in four years.
Twenty-three years later, Van Sant and Joaquin Phoenix are together again in “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” a film about the late quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan, who lived in Van Sant’s hometown of Portland, Ore.

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Happy birthday Gus Vant Sant!

Initially Gus wanted Tom Waits for the role that went to Matt Dillon. Drugstore Cowboy was based on a true story. William
S. Burroughs changed the profession for his part to that of a priest. He only wanted to work for one day so they shot everything in a day.

Birth of Indie films, death trilogy and his polaroids


(Nicole Kidman and Steve Buscemi – Polaroids by Gus Van Sant)

  • Dennis Stock shared a birthday with Gus Van Sant.
    Born: July 24, 1928, Bronx, New York, NY
    Died: January 11, 2010, Sarasota, FL
    Dennis Stock photos of Hollywood, Jazz and Dean

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    Dennis watched in horror as Jimmy took off his boots and climbed into a bronze casket. He crossed his arms and shouted, “Shoot.”
    Dennis refused, saying that it was in bad taste, and suggested Jimmy get out of the casket before someone came in.
    Implicit in the series of photos was Jimmy’s dark side, coupled with his desire to be close to his mother, who had died when he was nine years old.


    Audrey photographed by Dennis Stock during the filming of ‘Sabrina’ in 1954.


  • Happy birthday David Hammons

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