Steven Soderbergh

Birth Name: 
Steven Andrew Soderbergh
Monday, January 14, 1963
Birth Place: 
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
6' 0"

Steven Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children and, while still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his father, Peter Soderbergh, was a professor and the dean of the College of Education at Louisiana State University. While still in high school, around the age of 15, Soderbergh enrolled in the university's film animation class and began making short 16-millimeter films with second-hand equipment, one of which was the short film "Janitor". After graduating high school, he went to Hollywood, where he worked as a freelance editor. His time there was brief and, shortly after, he returned home and continued making short films and writing scripts.

Awards and Nominations

2001 - Won - Best Director (Traffic)
2001 - Nominated - Best Director (Erin Brockovich)
1990 - Nominated - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Sex, Lies and Videotape)


Box Office Report: Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion' Wins Weekend with $23.1 Mil

Warner Bros. and Participant Media's viral pandemic thriller Contagion successfully infiltrated the domestic box office with a $23.1 million debut, easily winning the weekend race.... Read more

Soderbergh Playing Hunger Games

For all his talk of retiring, Steven Soderbergh's list of upcoming projects doesn't seem to be shrinking.... Read more

George Clooney Eyeing 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

George Clooney is eyeing reteaming with frequent collaborator Steven Soderbergh on Man From U.N.C.L.E. Heat Vision broke the news Tuesday of Soderbergh's involvement, and it didn't take long to get tongues wagging that Clooney could be boarding the Warner Bros. project.... Read more

Matt Damon Suffers Contagion

Looks like Michael Douglas will have to put the bouffant hairdo back in the cupboard for a few extra months: Steven Soderbergh has lined up yet another project, and it appears this will shoot before Liberace. This autumn, the prolific director will be working on Contagion.... Read more

Sony scraps Soderbergh's 'Moneyball'

Columbia Pictures has dropped the ball on “Moneyball,” the Steven Soderbergh-directed Brad Pitt starrer that was supposed to begin production on Monday in Phoenix.... Read more


Side Effects

 If you have something that ails you, there’s most likely a quick-fix drug you can take to be rid of it. Beware, though. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, and the sudden urge to kill in your sleep.... Read more

Erin Brockovich (BLU-RAY)

The funniest movie about a corporation knowingly poisoning people in a small town that you'll ever see, Erin Brockovich is based on the true story of Erin Brockovich and her fight against PG&E.... Read more




The term "Masterpiece" was originally used to describe the work of a beginning artist hoping to one day become a master in his line of work. From there, it was coined as the greatest work of an artist's career.... Read more

The Informant!

While it might sound a little ridiculous, The Informant is actually based on a true story. Mark Whitacre was a high ranking employee at AMD who wound up becoming an informant for the FBI in one of the largest price fixing conspiracies in America.... Read more