Oscar 2009: Gus Van Sant shoots his ‘Milk’ screenwriter, um, shirtless

02.03.09 9 years ago

Gus Van Sant/Vogue Hommes

During the course of the awards season campaign for Gus Van Sant’s “Milk,” I’m trying to conceive of where someone at Focus Features said, “Sure, why don’t we have the director of our film take some photos of our young screenwriter shirtless and juxtapose them with images of the subject of our picture, slain gay rights icon Harvey Milk?”  Someone obviously said “Of course!” because that appears to be the result in the latest issue of Vogue Paris – Hommes International.

One word guys: “classy.”

Somewhere even wild child Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody is going, “No way. Really?”

I can’t imagine what the hot button will be in next year’s screenwriting race.

To see all of the images from the story, including more revealing ones, click here. Kudos for Movie City News for scanning and putting these up on the web.

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