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Steven Andrew Soderbergh

January 14, 1963 (1963-01-14) (age 58)
Nationality American
Other names Peter Andrews
Mary Ann Bernard
Years active 1981–present
Notable work
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Home town Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Movement Independent cinema
Betsy Brantley (m. 1989–1994)

Jules Asner (m. 2003)
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Steven Andrew Soderbergh ( born January 14, 1963) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is known as an important person to the creation of Independent movies.

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).

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