Basic Information About Steven Soderbergh
|Category||Celebrities › Directors|
|Professions||Film Producer, Television producer, Film director, Television Director, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Screenwriter, Television Editor, Actor|
|Date of birth||1963-01-14 (60 years old)|
|Place of birth||Atlanta|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Use of ambient-music scores by Cliff Martinez|
Frequently casts Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Topher Grace, Luis Guzmán, 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.
|Spouse||Jules Asner - (10 May 2003 - present)|
Betsy Brantley - (2 December 1989 - 1994) (divorced) (1 child)
|Height||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Steven Soderbergh win?
Steven Soderbergh awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Amanda - Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)||Nominee||Erin Brockovich||2000|
|DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures||Nominee||Erin Brockovich||2001|
|Screen International Award -||Nominee||Erin Brockovich||2000|
|FFCC Award - Best Director||Winner||Erin Brockovich||2001|
|NBR Award - Best Director||Winner||Erin Brockovich||2000|
|NSFC Award - Best Director||Winner||Erin Brockovich||2001|
|NYFCC Award - Best Director||Winner||Erin Brockovich||2000|
|Variety Piazza Grande Award -||Nominee||Magic Mike||2012|
|Golden Berlin Bear -||Nominee||Side Effects||2013|
|Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema -||Nominee||Logan Lucky||2018|
|Rondo Statuette - Best Film||Nominee||Contagion||2011|
|César - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)||Nominee||Ocean's Eleven||2003|
|Empire Award - Best Director||Nominee||Ocean's Eleven||2003|
|Oscar - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen||Nominee||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||1990|
|César - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)||Nominee||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||1990|
|Audience Award - Dramatic||Winner||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||1989|
|WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen||Nominee||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||1990|
|Amanda - Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)||Nominee||Traffic||2001|
|Bodil - Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)||Nominee||Traffic||2002|
|BSFC Award - Best Director||Nominee||Traffic||2000|
|Best Cinematography Award -||Nominee||Traffic||2001|
|Critics Choice Award - Best Director||Winner||Traffic||2001|
|César - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)||Nominee||Traffic||2002|
|DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures||Nominee||Traffic||2001|
|Empire Award - Best Director||Nominee||Traffic||2002|
|Golden Camera 300 -||Nominee||Traffic||2001|
|Silver Ribbon - Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)||Nominee||Traffic||2001|
|Kinema Junpo Award - Best Foreign Language Film||Winner||Traffic||2002|
|LAFCA Award - Best Director||Winner||Traffic||2000|
|NBR Award - Best Director||Winner||Traffic||2000|
|PFCS Award - Best Director||Winner||Traffic||2001|
|Audience Award - City of Donostia Audience Award||Nominee||The Laundromat||2019|
|Golden Lion - Best Film||Nominee||The Laundromat||2019|
|Golden Berlin Bear -||Nominee||Solaris||2003|
|TFCA Award - Best Director||Nominee||Out of Sight||1998|
|TFCA Award - Best Director||Nominee||The Limey||1999|
|Sydney Film Prize - Best Film||Nominee||The Girlfriend Experience||2009|
|Eddie - Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television||Winner||Behind the Candelabra||2014|
|Grand Jury Prize - Feature Film Competition||Nominee||Behind the Candelabra||2013|
|DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series||Winner||Behind the Candelabra||2014|
|Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series||Nominee||The Knick||2016|
|Eddie - Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television||Nominee||The Knick||2016|
|DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series||Nominee||The Knick||2016|
|Gotham Independent Film Award - Breakthrough Series - Long Form||Nominee||The Girlfriend Experience||2016|
Steven Soderbergh roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Let Them All Talk||Director|
|Ocean's Eleven||Vault-Bombing Thief (uncredited)|
|Contagion||John Neal (voice) (uncredited)|
|Sex, Lies, and Videotape||Director|
|Sex, Lies, and Videotape||Writer|
|No Sudden Move||Director|
|Out of Sight||Director|
|Waking Life||Interviewed on Television|
|The Girlfriend Experience||Director|
|Behind the Candelabra||Director|
|Che: Part One||Director|
|High Flying Bird||Director|
|Expedition Unknown||Self 1 episode, 2020|
|The Dick Cavett Show||Self - Guest 1 episode, 1981|
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.
Net Worth Details
Steven Soderbergh is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and film director who has a net worth of $80 million. Soderbergh’s entire filmography has grossed more than $2.2 billion as of 2018. He accumulated his net worth directing big Hollywood movies.
What is Steven Soderbergh known for?
Steven Soderbergh is known for his contributions to modern independent cinema. He gained international recognition with his breakthrough film, “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” which won the Palme d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. This independent film kick-started the Independent Cinema movement of the 199s.
Early life and education
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963, in Atlanta, Georgia. His family later moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, and then to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a teenager, Soderbergh began making films with his Super 8 and 16-millimeter cameras. After graduating from high school in Baton Rouge, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking.
Soderbergh started his career in Los Angeles as a game show composer and cue cardholder. He then ventured into freelance film editing before directing the concert video for the rock band Yes, titled “Yes 9012 Live.” This project earned him a Grammy nomination.
In the late 198s, Soderbergh returned to Baton Rouge where he wrote the screenplay for “Sex, Lies, and Videotape.” The film was released in 1989 and achieved critical acclaim, winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Despite early successes, Soderbergh faced commercial failures during the early-to-mid 199s.
However, things turned around for Soderbergh with the release of “Out of Sight” in 1998, followed by “Erin Brockovich” and “Traffic” in 200. Both films garnered him Academy Award nominations for Best Director, with “Traffic” winning him the Oscar. These successes paved the way for Soderbergh to direct the successful “Ocean’s” trilogy.
In the 200s, Soderbergh continued to direct a diverse range of films and ventured into television. Some of his notable works include “Solaris,” “Contagion,” “Magic Mike,” and “Behind the Candelabra.” He has frequently collaborated with renowned actors such as Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Topher Grace.
In January 202, Soderbergh signed a three-year deal with Warner Media to create content for HBO and HBO Max. He continues to be a prominent figure in the film industry, and his work demonstrates his versatility as a director and producer.
Throughout his career, Steven Soderbergh has received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the film industry. His breakthrough film, “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989, establishing him as a talented director.
He has been nominated for several Academy Awards, receiving a win for Best Director for his film “Traffic” in 200. Soderbergh has also won multiple Golden Globe Awards, including Best Director for both “Traffic” and “Behind the Candelabra.” His films have consistently garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, solidifying his position as one of the most respected directors in Hollywood.
In addition to his achievements as a director, Soderbergh has made significant contributions as a producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor. His skills and expertise have influenced the independent cinema movement and inspired aspiring filmmakers around the world.
Steven Soderbergh’s immense talent and the impact of his work on the film industry have undoubtedly secured his place among the most celebrated figures in Hollywood’s history.
Interesting Facts about Steven Soderbergh
- Son of Peter Soderbergh, a professor and dean of the College of Education at Louisiana State University where Steven took some classes.
- 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".
- 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).
- 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.
- Father, with Betsy Brantley, of Sarah Soderbergh (b. February 1990).
- Elected first vice president of the Directors Guild of America in March 2002.
- Ranked #39 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #35 in 2002.
- Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003
- Was offered the chance to direct Quiz Show (1994), with Tim Robbins in the role of Charles Van Doren.
- 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).
- 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.
- At one point, was interested in directing Fantastic Four (2005).
- 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].
- 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.
- 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.
- Is a member of the advisory council for Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.
- 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.
- Lives in New York City.
- He doesn't read reviews of his films.
- Former brother-in-law of Alison Brantley and Duncan Brantley.