Steven Soderbergh

American film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer

Steven Andrew Soderbergh (/ˈsdərbɜːrɡ/; born January 14, 1963)[1] is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is known as an important person to the creation of Independent movies.

Steven Soderbergh
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Soderbergh in 2013
Steven Andrew Soderbergh

(1963-01-14) January 14, 1963 (age 60)
Other namesPeter Andrews
Mary Ann Bernard
Years active1981–present
Notable work
See filmography
MovementIndependent cinema
Betsy Brantley (m. 1989–1994)

Jules Asner (m. 2003)

Soderbergh's directorial breakthrough—indie drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) made him a well known Hollywood director. At 26, Soderbergh became the youngest solo director to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival which garnered the film worldwide commercial success, among numerous accolades.

His breakthrough saw him to Hollywood where he directed crime comedy Out of Sight (1998); biopic Erin Brockovich (2000) and crime drama movie Traffic (2000), which won him the Academy Award for Best Director.

He is also known for directing the Ocean's trilogy and movie franchise (2001–18).