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Encyclopedia > Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
Birth name Steven Andrew Soderbergh
Born January 14, 1963 (1963-01-14) (age 44)
Flag of the United States Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Spouse(s) Betsy Brantley (div. 1994)
Jules Asner (2003-)
Children Sarah Soderbergh (b.1990)

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Biography

Early life and career genesis

Soderbergh was born to parents with Swedish ancestry. As a child, his family moved from Atlanta to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his father became dean of education at Louisiana State University (LSU). There he discovered filmmaking as a teenager, directing short Super 8 mm films with equipment borrowed from LSU students. [1] While still in high school, around the age of 15, Soderbergh enrolled in the university's film animation class and began making short 16mm films with secondhand equipment. [2] Rather than attending LSU, Soderbergh tried his luck in Hollywood after graduating from high school; he worked as a game show scorer and cue card holder to make ends meet, and eventually found work as a freelance film editor. [3] His big break came when he directed the Grammy-nominated concert video 9012 Live for the rock band Yes in 1985. [4] Nickname: Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Government  - Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area  - City  79. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Kodachrome 40 KMA464P Super 8 Catridge Super 8 mm film, also called Super 8 is a motion picture film format that was developed in the 1960s and released on the market in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the older 8mm home movie format, and the Cine 8... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the year. ...


Breakthrough: sex, lies, and videotape

It wasn't until Soderbergh came back to Baton Rouge that he conceived the idea for sex, lies, and videotape (1989), which he wrote in eight days. The independent film won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, became a worldwide commercial success and — along with Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction — greatly contributed to the 1990s independent film revolution. Movie critic Roger Ebert dubbed Soderbergh the "poster boy of the Sundance generation." [5] . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary and directed by Tarantino. ... An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...


Work from 1993 to 1998

sex, lies, and videotape was followed by a series of low-budget box-office disappointments: Kafka, a biopic mixing fact and Kafka's own fiction (notably The Castle and The Trial), written by Lem Dobbs and starring Jeremy Irons as Franz Kafka; King of the Hill (1993), a critically acclaimed Depression-era drama; Underneath (1995), a remake of Robert Siodmak's 1949 film noir Criss Cross; and Schizopolis (1996), a comedy which he starred in, wrote, composed, and shot as well as directed. Kafka is a film based on the life of writer Franz Kafka. ... It has been suggested that The Castle, Critical Edition, Underwood Translation be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the novel by Kafka. ... Lem Dobbs (born Lem Kitaj on December 24, 1959 in Oxford, England) is an American screenwriter. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... “Kafka” redirects here. ... King of the Hill was a 1993 film, Steven Soderberghs third feature film, and the second he directed from his own screenplay following his 1989 Palme dOr-winning effort sex, lies, and videotape. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Underneath is a 1995 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Peter Gallagher, based on the novel Criss Cross by Don Tracy. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Robert Siodmak (August 8, 1900 - March 10, 1973) was a film director born in Memphis, Tennessee (sometimes his birthplace is stated as Dresden, Germany). ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... Criss Cross is a 1949 film noir movie, directed by Robert Siodmak from a novel written by Don Tracy. ... Schizopolis is an experimental comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ...


Making good on his Schizopolis-inspired "artistic wake-up call," his commercial slump ended in 1998 with Out of Sight, a stylized adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel, written by Scott Frank and starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. [6] The film was widely praised, though only a moderate box-office success. It reaffirmed Soderbergh's potential, sparking the beginnings of a lucrative artistic partnership between Clooney and Soderbergh. The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Out of Sight is a 1998 movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... Scott Frank (born 1960) is an American screenwriter. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ...


More success: 1999 and 2000

Soderbergh followed up on the success of Out of Sight by making another crime caper, The Limey (1999), from an original screenplay by Lem Dobbs and starring veteran actors Terence Stamp and Peter Fonda. The film was well-received, but not as much as Erin Brockovich (2000), a "Rocky movie" he directed, written by Susannah Grant and starring Julia Roberts in her Oscar-winning role as a single mother taking on industry in a civil action. [7] Later that year, Soderbergh released his most ambitious project yet (with a running time of 147 minutes, the film had 135 speaking parts set in eight different cities), Traffic, a social drama written by Stephen Gaghan and featuring an ensemble cast. The Limey is a revenge neo-noir crime drama, directed by Steven Soderbergh The film starring Terence Stamp as Wilson, an Englishman straight out of prison and on parole who comes to Los Angeles, California to investigate the suspicious death of his daughter. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Lem Dobbs (born Lem Kitaj on December 24, 1959 in Oxford, England) is an American screenwriter. ... Terence Stamp (born July 22, 1939) is an English actor. ... Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Erin Brockovich is a 2000 movie which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovichs first fight against the West Coast energy giant PG&E. The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and featured superstar Julia Roberts in the lead role for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American film actress and former fashion model. ... Traffic is an award-winning 2000 crime/drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Stephen Wharton Gaghan (born May 6, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky)[1] is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning American film writer and director. ...


Traffic became his most acclaimed movie since sex, lies, videotape, and earned him an Academy Award for Best Director. He was also nominated that same year for Erin Brockovich. He is the only director to have been nominated in the same year for Best Director for two different films by the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the Directors Guild of America. It was the first time it had happened at the Oscars in 60 years. The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Erin Brockovich is a 2000 movie which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovichs first fight against the West Coast energy giant PG&E. The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and featured superstar Julia Roberts in the lead role for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ...


Work in years 2001 to 2007

Ocean's Eleven (2001), featuring an all-star cast and flashy aesthetics, is Soderbergh's highest grossing movie to date, grossing more than $183 million. [8] The film's star, George Clooney, subsequently appeared in Solaris (2002), marking the third time the two have headlined a film. In the same year, Soderbergh made Full Frontal which was shot mostly on digital video in an improvisional style that deliberately blurred the line between which actors were playing characters and which were playing fictionized versions of themselves. A film within a film, the title is a film industry reference to an actor or actress appearing fully nude (aka, "full frontal nudity"). Oceans Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper film Oceans Eleven. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... Solaris is a 2002 film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and stars George Clooney. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Full Frontal is a film by Steven Soderbergh, about a day in the life of people in Hollywood. ...


Following up Full Frontal stylistically was Soderbergh next project, K Street (2003), a ten-part political HBO series he co-produced with Clooney. The series was noteworthy for being both partially improvised and each episode being produced in the 5 days prior to airing to take advantage of topical events that could be worked into the fictional narrative. Actual political players appeared as themselves, either in cameos or fictionalized versions of themselves (as were the leads, real life husband and wife James Carville & Mary Matalin). The show caused a stir during the 2004 Democratic Primary when Carville gave candidate Howard Dean a soundbite during a location shoot that Dean then used in a debate. Full Frontal is a film by Steven Soderbergh, about a day in the life of people in Hollywood. ... K Street was a 2003 HBO television series about lobbyists and polititicians in Washington, D.C. It was named for a street that is home to many lobbying and legal firms. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... James Carville (born October 25, 1944), is a liberal American political consultant, commentator, media personality, and pundit. ... Mary Joe Matalin (born September 19, 1953) is an American political strategist and consultant. ... The 2004 U.S. Democratic Party presidential nomination process was a series of primaries and caucuses culminating in the Democratic National Convention that decided which pair of candidates would represent the Democrats in the 2004 election for President and Vice President of the United States. ... Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont, and currently the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the central organ of the Democratic Party at the national level. ...


Ocean's Twelve (2004), a sequel to Ocean's Eleven, has followed. The Good German a romantic drama set in post-war Berlin starring Cate Blanchett and Clooney was released in late 2006. The sixth pairing of Clooney and Soderbergh, Ocean's Thirteen, was released in June of 2007. Oceans Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of the 2001 movie Oceans Eleven. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... The Good German is a 2006 feature film adaptation of a novel by Joseph Kanon. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Catherine Élise Blanchett (born on May 14, 1969) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


Latest work

In 2006, Soderbergh raised eyebrows with Bubble, a $1.6 million film featuring a cast of nonprofessional actors. It opened in selected theaters and HDNet simultaneously, and four days later on DVD. Industry heads were reportedly watching how the film performed, as its unusual release schedule could have implications for future feature films. [9] [10] Theater-owners, who have recently been suffering from dropping attendance rates, do not welcome so-called "day-and-date" movies. [11] National Association of Theatre Owners president and CEO John Fithian indirectly called the film's release model "the biggest threat to the viability of the cinema industry today." [12] Soderbergh's response to such criticism: "I don't think it's going to destroy the movie-going experience any more than the ability to get takeout has destroyed the restaurant business." The film did poor business both at the box office and on the home video market. [13] Nevertheless, Soderbergh is on contract to deliver five more day-and-date movies. In fall of 2006 he contributed a mini-essay on hotel pornography, along with an accompanying series of long-exposure photographs, to Anthem magazine's November/December issue. // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ...


In 2007, Soderbergh and Tony Gilroy contributed an audio commentary to the DVD re-release of The Third Man by the Criterion Collection. Tony Gilroy is a screenwriter most notable for writing the screenplays for the first two films in the Jason Bourne series starring Matt Damon. ... The Third Man (1949) is a British film noir directed by Carol Reed. ... The Criterion Collection is a joint venture between Janus Films and The Voyager Company that was begun in the mid 1980s for the purpose of releasing authoritative consumer versions of classic and important contemporary films on the laserdisc and DVD formats. ...


Directorial style and collaborations with actors

"I've always gotten along with them," says Soderbergh of actors, "I try and make sure they're OK, and when they're in the zone, I leave them alone. I don't get in their way."; his non-intrusive directorial style has attracted repeat performances by many high-profile movie stars. [14] Julia Roberts had supporting roles in Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Full Frontal, and won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead in Erin Brockovich. Benicio del Toro, who also won an Academy Award for his work in a Soderbergh film (Traffic), is starring in the upcoming Guerrilla. Other frequent sightings in Soderbergh's filmography include character actors Luis Guzmán (Out of Sight, The Limey, and Traffic) and Don Cheadle (Out of Sight, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen). But the actor who played the leading role in no fewer than six of his films is George Clooney, with whom he co-owns the film production company, Section Eight Productions. Section Eight produced the critical hits Far From Heaven, Insomnia, and Syriana as well as the Clooney-directed films Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night, and Good Luck. Full Frontal is a film by Steven Soderbergh, about a day in the life of people in Hollywood. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchez (born February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award winning Puerto Rican actor. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Guerrilla is a film about Argentinean-born doctor and revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967), most famous for leading Fidel Castros forces against Batista. ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Luis Guzmán (born August 28, 1956[1]) is a Puerto Rican actor. ... Don Cheadle (born November 29, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... Section Eight Productions is a movie studio founded in 2001 by film director Steven Soderbergh and film actor George Clooney. ... Far from Heaven is a 2002, Academy Award-nominated film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Ryan Ward, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. ... This article is about the American remake. ... Syriana is a 2005 Academy Award-winning geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan. ... Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 drama film directed by George Clooney. ... Good Night, and Good Luck. ...


Soderbergh often acts as his own director of photography under the alias of Peter Andrews and occasionally as his own editor under the alias of Mary Ann Bernard. While shooting Traffic, Soderbergh wanted a credit of 'Photographed and Directed by'. The Writer's Guild (WGA) wouldn't allow another credit ahead of the writer. Because Soderbergh didn't want his name used more than once, he adopted a pseudonym, Peter Andrews, his father's first and middle names. A cinematographer (from cinema photographer) is one photographing with a motion picture camera. ... Film editing is the connecting of one or more shots to form a sequence, and the subsequent connecting of sequences to form an entire movie. ...


As of 30 April 2006, his projects in production include Guerrilla, starring Benicio del Toro as Che Guevara, and Ocean's Thirteen. [15] Guerrilla is a film about Argentinean-born doctor and revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967), most famous for leading Fidel Castros forces against Batista. ... Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (June 14,[1] 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che or just Che was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary, medical doctor , political figure, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


A Warner Brothers film will have Soderbergh working with Matt Damon again. A true story, The Informant, will have Matt Damon playing the role of Mark Whitacre, a corporate whistleblower. Whitacre wore a wire for two and a half years for the FBI as a high-level executive at a Fortune 500 company, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), in one of the largest price-fixing cases in history.[16] Filming is expected to commence on 15 April, 2008.[17] The script for the movie was written by Scott Z. Burns based on Kurt Eichenwald’s book, The Informant. The debate continues whether the filming will move forward because of the Eichenwald child pornography controversy.[18][19] Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Dr. Mark Whitacre (born May 1, 1957 in Morrow, Ohio) was one of the Presidents of the Fortune 100 company, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), where he was the key insider informant responsible for the 1996 conviction of the company in a price fixing conspiracy centered on lysine, a food additive. ... A whistleblower s an employee, former employee, or member of an organization, especially a business or government agency, who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power and presumed willingness to take corrective action. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... The Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), based in Decatur, Illinois, operates more than 270 plants worldwide, where cereal grains and oilseeds are processed into numerous products used in food, beverage, nutraceutical, industrial and animal feed markets worldwide. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... Kurt Alexander Eichenwald (born June 28, 1961) was a writer and investigative reporter at The New York Times newspaper until October 2006, when he resigned to become an investigative reporter with Condé Nasts forthcoming business magazine, Portfolio -- which plans to mail out its premier issue in late April 2007. ...


Aesthetics

It is difficult to find a common thread between Soderbergh's movies. He has made big-budget Hollywood films as well as art-house independent films; worked with above-the-title movie stars as well as unknowns; and directed adaptations as well original material, both of which were written by himself as well as other screenwriters. His versatility is also apparent with the genres which he chooses to film and his trades as a filmmaker behind the scenes. Traffic screenwriter and Syriana director Stephen Gaghan named Soderbergh "the Michael Jordan of filmmaking" for his ability to assume so many distinct roles in film production. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Stephen Wharton Gaghan (born May 6, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky)[1] is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning American film writer and director. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


His films are, in almost every instance, distinct with atmosphere and tone. And while he seems to be enamoured of dialogue, frequently sharp and hip, Soderbergh's incorporation of score and montage are equally as prevalent in his story-telling. Even his light-hearted affairs, such as "Out of Sight" and "Ocean's 11," contain scenes where images and score are the dominant story-telling mechanisms, while films such as "Solaris" and "Traffic" are heavily layered in scenes absent of dialogue altogether. Cliff Martinez, a frequent collaborator with Soderbergh, composes many of the scores that provide Soderbergh with the thematic and sonic landscapes in which he inserts his characters.


But while Soderbergh's subject matter is highly varied, many of his films feature as a central theme the exploration of the act or moral consequences of lying. For example, the protagonists in two early films, King of the Hill and sex, lies, and videotape, are both pathological liars (one in training, one in recovery), while most of the characters in both Oceans films are con artists. Directing Spalding Gray in Gray's Anatomy after King of the Hill was a striking, related transition to a monologue by Gray, an actor who often commented that he was unable to "make anything up". Full Frontal is another film in this thread, where seemingly the fundamental dishonesty of the entire filmmaking process is exposed. More distantly, Soderbergh's interest in Cockney rhyming slang, as seen in The Limey and the Oceans films, may be seen as part of this theme, based on the conjectured origin of Cockney rhyming slang as a language game. This article is about untruthfulness. ... King of the Hill was a 1993 film, Steven Soderberghs third feature film, and the second he directed from his own screenplay following his 1989 Palme dOr-winning effort sex, lies, and videotape. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... Gray in Grays Anatomy (1996). ... Grays Anatomy is an 80-minute movie directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996 involving a dramatized monologue by actor/writer Spalding Gray. ... Full Frontal is a film by Steven Soderbergh, about a day in the life of people in Hollywood. ... Cockney rhyming slang is a form of English slang which originated in the East End of London. ... The Limey is a revenge neo-noir crime drama, directed by Steven Soderbergh The film starring Terence Stamp as Wilson, an Englishman straight out of prison and on parole who comes to Los Angeles, California to investigate the suspicious death of his daughter. ... A language game (also called secret language) is a system of manipulating spoken words to render them incomprehensible to the untrained ear. ...


Contrary to Soderbergh being dubbed a stylistic chameleon by Anne Thompson of Premiere Magazine, Drew Morton has extensively researched Soderbergh's consistent aesthetic ties to the French New Wave. [20] [21]


Trivia

  • He is the youngest director to receive the Palme d'Or, at age 26.
  • Both his films in 2000, Erin Brockovich and Traffic, were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Directing. Soderbergh was the first director to be nominated for two films in the same year since Michael Curtiz in 1938.
  • In March 2002, Soderbergh was elected first vice president of the Directors Guild of America.
  • At 130 words, Soderbergh gave the shortest Oscar speech in 2000. [22]
  • He wrote Criminal and Underneath under the lesser-used pseudonym, Sam Lowry (the name of the main character in Terry Gilliam's film Brazil).
  • Known for his work ethic, Soderbergh has thus far released two feature films in the same year on three occasions.
  • Steven Soderbergh is a fan of the rock band Guided by Voices and its frontman Robert Pollard. Soderbergh wrote the foreword to the book Guided By Voices: A Brief History, Twenty-one Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock and Roll, written by James Greer. Pollard's song "Do Something Real" played over the Full Frontal credits and contributed six songs for his film Bubble.
  • He often utilizes Cliff Martinez to construct/compose the soundtracks to his movies, and when not cutting his own films, he relies on editor Stephen Mirrione.
  • Soderbergh is married to writer/journalist (and E! Entertainment Television anchor) Jules Asner. He often credits Asner for inspiring his female characters. [23]
  • He has described himself as a "hardcore atheist." He was raised Catholic.

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Director

. The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... Kafka is a film based on the life of writer Franz Kafka. ... King of the Hill was a 1993 film, Steven Soderberghs third feature film, and the second he directed from his own screenplay following his 1989 Palme dOr-winning effort sex, lies, and videotape. ... Underneath is a 1995 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Peter Gallagher, based on the novel Criss Cross by Don Tracy. ... Grays Anatomy is an 80-minute movie directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996 involving a dramatized monologue by actor/writer Spalding Gray. ... Schizopolis is an experimental comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996. ... Out of Sight is a 1998 movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... The Limey is a revenge neo-noir crime drama, directed by Steven Soderbergh The film starring Terence Stamp as Wilson, an Englishman straight out of prison and on parole who comes to Los Angeles, California to investigate the suspicious death of his daughter. ... Erin Brockovich is a 2000 movie which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovichs first fight against the West Coast energy giant PG&E. The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and featured superstar Julia Roberts in the lead role for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. ... Traffic is an award-winning 2000 crime/drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Oceans Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper film Oceans Eleven. ... Full Frontal is a film by Steven Soderbergh, about a day in the life of people in Hollywood. ... Solaris is a 2002 film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and stars George Clooney. ... Eros film poster Eros is a 2004 film consisting of three short films: Wong Kar-wais The Hand, Steven Soderberghs Equilibrium and Michelangelo Antonionis The Dangerous Thread of Things. ... Oceans Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of the 2001 movie Oceans Eleven. ... Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... The Good German is a 2006 feature film adaptation of a novel by Joseph Kanon. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Life Interrupted is a documentary film about the American actor, playwright and screenwriter Spalding Gray. ... Guerrilla is a film about Argentinean-born doctor and revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967), most famous for leading Fidel Castros forces against Batista. ... The Argentine is a film about Che Guevara directed by Steven Soderbergh. ...

Screenwriter

. The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... King of the Hill was a 1993 film, Steven Soderberghs third feature film, and the second he directed from his own screenplay following his 1989 Palme dOr-winning effort sex, lies, and videotape. ... Underneath is a 1995 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Peter Gallagher, based on the novel Criss Cross by Don Tracy. ... Schizopolis is an experimental comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996. ... Nightwatch is a 1997 thriller horror movie starring Ewan McGregor, Patricia Arquette and Nick Nolte. ... Solaris is a 2002 film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and stars George Clooney. ... Eros film poster Eros is a 2004 film consisting of three short films: Wong Kar-wais The Hand, Steven Soderberghs Equilibrium and Michelangelo Antonionis The Dangerous Thread of Things. ... Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ...

Cinematographer

Schizopolis is an experimental comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996. ... Traffic is an award-winning 2000 crime/drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Oceans Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper film Oceans Eleven. ... Full Frontal is a film by Steven Soderbergh, about a day in the life of people in Hollywood. ... Solaris is a 2002 film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and stars George Clooney. ... Oceans Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of the 2001 movie Oceans Eleven. ... Eros film poster Eros is a 2004 film consisting of three short films: Wong Kar-wais The Hand, Steven Soderberghs Equilibrium and Michelangelo Antonionis The Dangerous Thread of Things. ... Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... The Good German is a 2006 feature film adaptation of a novel by Joseph Kanon. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...

Editor

. The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... Kafka is a film based on the life of writer Franz Kafka. ... King of the Hill was a 1993 film, Steven Soderberghs third feature film, and the second he directed from his own screenplay following his 1989 Palme dOr-winning effort sex, lies, and videotape. ... Solaris is a 2002 film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and stars George Clooney. ... Eros film poster Eros is a 2004 film consisting of three short films: Wong Kar-wais The Hand, Steven Soderberghs Equilibrium and Michelangelo Antonionis The Dangerous Thread of Things. ... Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... The Good German is a 2006 feature film adaptation of a novel by Joseph Kanon. ...

Producer

Suture is a 1993 neo-noir film directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel and stars Dennis Haysbert and Mel Harris. ... Hope Davis as Eliza The Daytrippers is an independent drama film directed by Greg Mottola that was released in 1996. ... Pleasantville is a New Line Cinema film first released in Canada on September 17, 1998 starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and Jeff Daniels. ... Far from Heaven is a 2002, Academy Award-nominated film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Ryan Ward, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. ... Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 drama film directed by George Clooney. ... Welcome to Collinwood is a 2002 movie about five guys from the Collinwood area of Cleveland who try to organise one last big job. ... Naqoyqatsi: ÉÀ ... Keane is a 2004 film written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan. ... Criminal is a 2004 film based upon the Argentinian film Nine Queens. ... Syriana is a 2005 Academy Award-winning geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan. ... Good Night, and Good Luck is a 2005 film by George Clooney about the conflict between journalist Edward R. Murrow and anti-communist Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. ... The Jacket is a 2005 psychological thriller, directed by John Maybury. ...

Major Awards

Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ...

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Awards
Preceded by
Sam Mendes
for American Beauty
Academy Award for Best Director
2000
for Traffic
Succeeded by
Ron Howard
for A Beautiful Mind

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