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Steven Soderbergh
Also known as:Peter Andrews, Mary Ann Bernard, Steven Andrew Soderbergh
Occupation:Executive Producer • Actor • Cinematographer • Editor • Director • Writer • Producer
Born:January 14, 1963
Birthplace:Atlanta, Georgia, United States Of America
One of the most acclaimed filmmakers of America, Steven Andrew Soderbergh is a director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and producer. In 1989, he won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his indie drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape. At the time Soderbergh was 26, which made him the youngest recipient of the festival's top award. In 2000, he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the movie Traffic. He often acts as the cinematographer and editor of his films under the aliases "Peter Andrews" and "Mary Ann Bernard" respectively. He began using the aliases after The Writers Guild did not allow another credit ahead of the writer for his film Traffic - Soderbergh wrote and directed the movie along with handling the cinematography.

Some of his notable movies include Out of Sight (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), Ocean's 11 (2001), Ocean's 12 (2004), and Ocean's 13 (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), The Girlfriend Experience (2009), and Side Effects (2013). In 2017, he directed the movie Lucky Logan, which features an ensemble cast that includes Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Hilary Swank, and Katie Holmes. His 2018 release includes Ocean`s 8.
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Award Winning thrillers
Magic Mike`s Last Dance
Ocean`s Collection
Oceans Trilogy
No Sudden Move
Let Them All Talk
The Laundromat
High Flying Bird
Ocean`s 8

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  • After directing Behind the Candelabra in 2013, Soderbergh announced his retirement from filmmaking. In 2016, he was handed the script of Logan Lucky by his wife so that he could suggest a suitable director for the movie. However, he enjoyed reading the script so much that he decided to direct the film himself.
  • Amidst all the reports around Logan Lucky's screenwriter Rebecca Blunt's existence, Steven Soderbergh is the only one who vouches for her existence. There are reports that state Rebecca Blunt could possibly be a pseudonym for Soderbergh himself.
  • More often than not Steven Soderbergh is associated with his movies as the editor and cinematographer under the alias of Mary Ann Bernard and Peter Andrews respectively. While Mary Ann Bernard is his mother maiden name, Peter Andrews is his father's first and middle names.
  • Steven Soderbergh is not a fan of the possessory credit and does not prefer having his name in the front or centre at the start of any of his movie's credits.
  • Soderbergh was ousted from sports drama Moneyball, owing to creative differences between him and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. days before the shoot of the movie. The movie was eventually directed by Bennett Miller and went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
  • Sixty-two years after Michael Curtiz received twin Oscar nominations for Best Director for Angels with Dirty Faces and Four Daughters in 1938, Soderbergh was the first director to have received twin Oscar nominations for Best Director for Erin Brockovich and Traffic in 2001.
  • At the age of 26, Soderbergh became the youngest director to have received a Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for his debut project Sex, Lies, and Videotapes.
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