Steven Soderbergh - Famous Film Director

Steven Soderbergh Net Worth


Steven Soderbergh, a famous American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and film director, has a net worth of $80 million. He accumulated his wealth through directing big Hollywood movies, with his entire filmography grossing more than $2.2 billion as of 2018.

Key facts:

  • Steven Soderbergh is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and film director.
  • He is considered an early pioneer of modern independent cinema.
  • Soderbergh's filmography has grossed more than $2.2 billion as of 2018.
  • He directed the critically acclaimed film "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Soderbergh has worked with top actors like Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, and Matt Damon, among others.

Basic Information About Steven Soderbergh

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsFilm Producer, Television producer, Film director, Television Director, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Screenwriter, Television Editor, Actor
Net worth$80,000,000
Date of birth1963-01-14 (61 years old)
Place of birthAtlanta
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksUse of ambient-music scores by Cliff Martinez
Frequently casts Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Topher Grace, Luis GuzmΓ‘n, Eddie Jemison, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Julia Roberts and works with producer Jerry Weintraub.
Frequently uses jump-cuts
Often acts as his own cinematographer under the pseudonym "Peter Andrews"
Often includes a company named "Perennial" in his films (e.g. Traffic (2000), The Limey (1999), Out of Sight (1998) and Underneath (1995)).
Cast credits will often end with "Introducing," followed by the name of an actor who is already well-established.
SpouseJules Asner - (10 MayΒ 2003 - present)
Betsy Brantley - (2 DecemberΒ 1989 - 1994)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Steven Soderbergh win?


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Steven Soderbergh awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Amanda - Best Foreign Feature Film (Γ…rets utenlandske kinofilm)NomineeErin Brockovich2000
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesNomineeErin Brockovich2001
Screen International Award - NomineeErin Brockovich2000
FFCC Award - Best DirectorWinnerErin Brockovich2001
NBR Award - Best DirectorWinnerErin Brockovich2000
NSFC Award - Best DirectorWinnerErin Brockovich2001
NYFCC Award - Best DirectorWinnerErin Brockovich2000
Variety Piazza Grande Award - NomineeMagic Mike2012
Golden Berlin Bear - NomineeSide Effects2013
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema - NomineeLogan Lucky2018
Rondo Statuette - Best FilmNomineeContagion2011
CΓ©sar - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film Γ©tranger)NomineeOcean's Eleven2003
Empire Award - Best DirectorNomineeOcean's Eleven2003
Oscar - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenNomineeSex, Lies, and Videotape1990
CΓ©sar - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film Γ©tranger)NomineeSex, Lies, and Videotape1990
Audience Award - DramaticWinnerSex, Lies, and Videotape1989
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenNomineeSex, Lies, and Videotape1990
Amanda - Best Foreign Feature Film (Γ…rets utenlandske spillefilm)NomineeTraffic2001
Bodil - Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)NomineeTraffic2002
BSFC Award - Best DirectorNomineeTraffic2000
Best Cinematography Award - NomineeTraffic2001
Critics Choice Award - Best DirectorWinnerTraffic2001
CΓ©sar - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film Γ©tranger)NomineeTraffic2002
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesNomineeTraffic2001
Empire Award - Best DirectorNomineeTraffic2002
Golden Camera 300 - NomineeTraffic2001
Silver Ribbon - Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)NomineeTraffic2001
Kinema Junpo Award - Best Foreign Language FilmWinnerTraffic2002
LAFCA Award - Best DirectorWinnerTraffic2000
NBR Award - Best DirectorWinnerTraffic2000
PFCS Award - Best DirectorWinnerTraffic2001
Audience Award - City of Donostia Audience AwardNomineeThe Laundromat2019
Golden Lion - Best FilmNomineeThe Laundromat2019
Golden Berlin Bear - NomineeSolaris2003
TFCA Award - Best DirectorNomineeOut of Sight1998
TFCA Award - Best DirectorNomineeThe Limey1999
Sydney Film Prize - Best FilmNomineeThe Girlfriend Experience2009
Eddie - Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for TelevisionWinnerBehind the Candelabra2014
Grand Jury Prize - Feature Film CompetitionNomineeBehind the Candelabra2013
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-SeriesWinnerBehind the Candelabra2014
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Directing for a Drama SeriesNomineeThe Knick2016
Eddie - Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial TelevisionNomineeThe Knick2016
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic SeriesNomineeThe Knick2016
Gotham Independent Film Award - Breakthrough Series - Long FormNomineeThe Girlfriend Experience2016

Steven Soderbergh roles

Movie / Series Role
Erin BrockovichDirector
Let Them All TalkDirector
Magic MikeDirector
Ocean's ThirteenDirector
Ocean's TwelveDirector
Side EffectsDirector
Logan LuckyDirector
Ocean's ElevenDirector
Ocean's ElevenVault-Bombing Thief (uncredited)
ContagionJohn Neal (voice) (uncredited)
Sex, Lies, and VideotapeDirector
Sex, Lies, and VideotapeWriter
The LaundromatDirector
No Sudden MoveDirector
Out of SightDirector
Waking LifeInterviewed on Television
The LimeyDirector
The Girlfriend ExperienceDirector
Behind the CandelabraDirector
Che: Part OneDirector
The Informant!Director
High Flying BirdDirector
Gray's AnatomyDirector
The KnickDirector
Expedition UnknownSelf 1 episode, 2020
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1981
Fallen AngelsDirector

Steven Soderbergh's Quotes

  • On DVD audio commentaries: "Would I, growing up, like to have had access to stuff on DVDs like this? Oh God, yeah! It's better than any film school, I think."
  • Well, I think a part of you has to be scared, it keeps you alert; otherwise you become complacent. So absolutely, I'm purposefully going after things and doing things that I'm not sure if it's going to come off or not. Certainly Full Frontal was one of those. That was pure experimentation, that's the kind of film that you make going in where you know that a lot of people are not going to like it because it's an exploration of the contract that exists between the film-maker and the audience and what happens when you violate that contract.
  • There are certain directors - Spielberg, David Fincher, John McTiernan - who sort of see things in three dimensions, and I was watching their films and sort of breaking them down to see how they laid sequences out, and how they paid attention to things like lens length, where the eyelines were, when the camera moved, how they cut, how they led your eye from one part of the frame to another.
  • ...there've been a lot of questions about commercial films and non-commercial films, and I've never really made that separation in my mind. There's no question that when you read a piece of material, you have ideas about how it should be realised ... certainly when I read the script for Ocean's Eleven, I thought if this was realised the way it should, then it would appeal to a lot of people. Then you get involved in a film like Solaris and if you realise it the way it should be realised, then it won't appeal to a lot of people. But what are you going to do? You have to go at it...
  • I learned from Richard Lester that as your career goes on, you learn more about how things can go wrong, but you never learn how things can go right. And it's really disorienting.

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Interesting Facts about Steven Soderbergh

  1. Son of Peter Soderbergh, a professor and dean of the College of Education at Louisiana State University where Steven took some classes.
  2. Steven's paternal grandfather was a Swedish immigrant ("Soderbergh" is a Swedish surname), while Steven's paternal grandmother had Irish ancestry. All of Steven's maternal great-grandparents were Italian immigrants. His mother's surname was changed from "Bernardi" to "Bernard".
  3. In 2001, he became the first director in 62 years to have twin Best Director Oscar nominations for Erin Brockovich (2000) and Traffic (2000). The last director to do that was Michael Curtiz with twin nominations for Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and Four Daughters (1938). Soderbergh topped Curtiz by going on to win the Oscar for Traffic (2000).
  4. Became the youngest winner ever of the Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), his feature film directorial debut. He was 26.
  5. Father, with Betsy Brantley, of Sarah Soderbergh (b. February 1990).
  6. Elected first vice president of the Directors Guild of America in March 2002.
  7. Ranked #39 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #35 in 2002.
  8. Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003
  9. Was offered the chance to direct Quiz Show (1994), with Tim Robbins in the role of Charles Van Doren.
  10. Has directed three actors to Oscar nominations: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney and Benicio Del Toro. Roberts and Del Toro won the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor Oscars, respectively, for Erin Brockovich (2000) and Traffic (2000).
  11. Was a member of the dramatic jury at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival in Utah in 1990, just one year after he had apologetically unveiled Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), his directorial debut, which he then considered to be unpolished and technically incomplete.
  12. At one point, was interested in directing Fantastic Four (2005).
  13. He and his producing partner George Clooney have decided to close down their Section Eight production company after six years of working partnership. [August 2006].
  14. Is the only director to have had two films (Traffic (2000) and Erin Brockovich (2000)) receive Best Director nominations in the same year for the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Directors' Guild of America.
  15. During his early days in Los Angeles, he rented an above-garage room from the Gyllenhaal family: director Stephen Gyllenhaal, screenwriter Naomi Foner and their young children, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal.
  16. Is a member of the advisory council for Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.
  17. Along with Ernst Lubitsch, Jack Conway, Michael Curtiz, Victor Fleming, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Sam Wood, Francis Ford Coppola and Herbert Ross, he is one of ten directors to have more than one film nominated for Best Picture in the same year. Erin Brockovich (2000) and Traffic (2000) were both so nominated at the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001.
  18. Lives in New York City.
  19. He doesn't read reviews of his films.
  20. Former brother-in-law of Alison Brantley and Duncan Brantley.

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