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Steven Soderbergh

Director, Writer Date of birth 14th January 1963
Place of birth Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Year of debut 1989
First feature film Sex, Lies And Videotape

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated3
  • BAFTA Awards nominated3
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated3
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Biography

Steven Soderbergh began making movies as a teenager. After high school, he moved to Hollywood. He briefly worked as a freelance editor. He gained recognition for his Grammy-nominated rock concert video 9012Live. He moved back to his hometown in Louisiana where he wrote Sex, Lies And Videotape. Aged 26, he became the youngest director to win The Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival. He has since gained critical acclaim for directing movies including Erin Brockovich and Traffic.

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Steven Soderbergh's films

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Packshot for the film Ocean's Eleven (2002)
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
2002

George Clooney and his crew plan to rob three casinos in Las Vegas. With Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts. Mild violence and infrequent strong language.

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Packshot for the film Magic Mike
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2012

Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Channing Tatum plays a talented male stripper. With Matthew McConaughey. Nudity, strong language and drug use.

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Packshot for the film Side Effects
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2012

Directed by Steven Soderbergh. A woman (Rooney Mara) commits a brutal crime while on an experimental drug. With Jude Law. Strong language, sex, violence and drug theme.

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Packshot for the film Behind The Candelabra
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
116 Mins
Released
2013

The true story of flamboyant pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his relationship with a younger man (Matt Damon). Strong language, sex, sex references and drug use.

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Packshot for the film Haywire
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2011

A female secret agent looks for payback after being double-crossed. With Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor. Includes strong violence.

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Packshot for the film The Informant!
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
108 Mins
Released
2009

Matt Damon reports his company's price fixing activities to the FBI. Contains strong language.

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Did you know?

  • In 2000, Steven Soderbergh became the first director to get two nominations for directing two movies, Erin Brockovich and Traffic, at the Oscars, Baftas and the Directors Guild of America.
  • He uses a psuedonym, Peter Andrews, for his cinematography in his movies such as Ocean's Eleven.
  • He divorced his first wife Betsy Brantley in 1994. They have one daughter. He married the journalist Jules Asner in 2003.
  • George Clooney has starred in several of his movies ranging from Ocean's Eleven to The Good German. In 2000, they co-founded Section Eight productions.
  • His father was the Dean of Education at Louisiana State University. As a teenager, he borrowed equipment from the university to make his short movies.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 2000 Directing - Traffic
  • 3 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2000 Directing - Traffic
    • 2000 Directing - Erin Brockovich
    • 1989 Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) - Sex, Lies And Videotape
  • 3 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2000 The David Lean Award for achievement in Direction - Erin Brockovich
    • 2000 The David Lean Award for achievement in Direction - Traffic
    • 1989 Original Screenplay - Sex, Lies And Videotape
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2001 Best Director - Motion Picture - Erin Brockovich
    • 2001 Best Director - Motion Picture - Traffic
    • 1990 Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Sex, Lies And Videotape