STEVEN SODERBERGH (Director) won an Academy Award for Best Director for his
2000 ensemble drama TRAFFIC. He earned dual Best Director Oscar nominations that year, also
receiving one for ERIN BROCKOVICH, starring Julia Roberts in her Oscar-winning performance.
Soderbergh earlier gained an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for sex,
lies, and videotape, his feature film directorial debut. The film also won the Palme d'Or at the
1989 Cannes Film Festival.
Soderbergh's twenty-sixth film, MAGIC MIKE, starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, and
Matthew McConaughey, was released in June 2012. His action-thriller HAYWIRE was released in
His 2010 feature film AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE documented the life and work of the
late performance artist Spalding Gray, with whom Soderbergh previously worked on GRAY'S ANATOMY and KING OF THE HILL.
Among his other credits are CONTAGION, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, THE INFORMANT!, CHE, the OCEAN'S Trilogy, THE GOOD GERMAN, BUBBLE, SOLARIS, FULL FRONTAL, THE LIMEY, OUT OF SIGHT, SCHIZOPOLIS, THE UNDERNEATH and KAFKA.
His film EQUILIBRIUM, one of a trio of short eroticism-themed films released as EROS, also
included segments directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wong Kar-wai. Eros premiered at the
2004 Venice Film Festival.
In addition, Soderbergh has produced or executive produced a wide range of features
including Lynne Ramsay's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN; the HBO documentary HIS WAY,
directed by Douglas McGrath; Brian Koppelman and David Levien's SOLITARY MAN; Todd Haynes'
I'M NOT THERE and FAR FROM HEAVEN; Tony Gilroy's MICHAEL CLAYTON; Marina Zenovich's ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED; Gregory Jacobs' WIND CHILL and CRIMINAL; George Clooney's
GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. and CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND; Richard Linklater's A
SCANNER DARKLY; Rob Reiner's RUMOR HAS IT...; Stephen Gaghan's SYRIANA; Lodge Kerrigan's
KEANE; John Maybury's THE JACKET; Christopher Nolan's INSOMNIA; Anthony and Joseph Russo's
WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD; Gary Ross' PLEASANTVILLE and Greg Mottola's THE DAYTRIPPERS.
In December 2009 Soderbergh created and directed the play "Tot Mom," at the Sydney
Theatre Company. Based on the kidnapping and murder of Caylee Anthony, the play starred Essie
Davis as controversial television commentator Nancy Grace, whose crusade for justice ignited
worldwide interest in the crime.
At the same time, he also directed the film THE LAST TIME I SAW MICHAEL GREGG, an
improvised comedy starring the cast of "Tot Mom."
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