Twice nominated for the Best Director Oscar -- for 'Milk' (2008) and 'Good Will Hunting' (1998) -- Gus Van Sant isn't used to "auditioning" for jobs, so it's hard to fault him for walking into talks to direct the final two installments of 'The Twilight Saga' blindly.

"I had never really auditioned or gone into a job interview in that way since maybe 1988 or '87," the director told MTV at the Cannes Film Festival. "I guess I was unprepared for that. Usually people just hire me."

Despite a push from 'Twilight' heartthrob Robert Pattinson, Van Sant didn't get the gig, which instead went to 'Dreamgirls' helmer Bill Condon. "I was talking about the book, and really all I was saying was 'OK, this is great, let's go do it,'" he said. "That was my pitch and I think they're used to something else."
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