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Hollywood Analysis: Oscar puzzle pieces

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- The producers and writers guilds have spoken, so all that's left is to hear from the actors and directors, and Oscar handicappers will have just about all the i
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Directors Guild announces nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The announcement Wednesday of this year's nominees for the Directors Guild of America's top feature film award adds to the growing prestige of "A Beautiful Mind
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Scott's World

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The evil terrorist attack of Sept. 11 marked that date 2001 among the greatest tragedies of American history.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Movie producers, writers, actors and directors -- like other mere mortals -- are transient, as are athletes, coaches, musicians, composers and authors.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

News from the entertainment capital

'MULHOLLAND DRIVE' WINS NY FILM CRITICS HONORS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Clooney, Pitt, Damon in Rat Pack Re-Make

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Superstars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts and Andy Garcia didn't hesitate when Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh asked if they were
KAREN BUTLER

Hollywood Analysis: The awards go to ...

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The annual movie awards season gets under way this week, when the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures announces its selections for the top 10 movies of
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

News from the entertainment capital

HARRISON'S ASHES WILL BE SPRINKLED IN HOLY SPOT George Harrison's family requested a minute of silence in his memory -- to be observed at 4:30 p.m. EST Monday -- as the late music legend's ashes were headed for India.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

News from the entertainment capital

FOR THE RECORD
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Analysis: The fear factor

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Along with the rest of the nation, the entertainment industry is trying its best to return to normalcy following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -- but that does
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Show-biz news

'OCEAN'S ELEVEN'
By United Press International

Late news from Tinseltown

SODERBERGH TINKERS WITH PICTURE FOLLOWING SEPT. 11 ATTACKS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Director Steven Soderbergh attends the Toronto International Film Festival press conference for "Che" at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto, Canada on September 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Steven Andrew Soderbergh (pronounced /ˈsoʊdərbɜrɡ/; born January 14, 1963) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and an Academy Award-winning film director. He is best known for directing commercial Hollywood films like Erin Brockovich, Traffic, and the remake of Ocean's Eleven, but he has also directed smaller less conventional and commercialized works such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Schizopolis, Bubble, and Che.

Soderbergh was born in Atlanta, the son of Mary Ann (née Bernard) and Peter Andrew Soderbergh, who was a university administrator and educator. He is of Swedish ancestry (the family's original surname in Swedish, Söderberg, was changed to Soderbergh when they immigrated to the United States). When he was a child, his family moved from Atlanta to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his father became Dean of Education at Louisiana State University (LSU). There he discovered filmmaking as a teenager, directing short Super 8 mm films with equipment borrowed from LSU students.

His primary high school education was at Louisiana State University Laboratory School, a K-12 school that is directed by the University. While still taking classes there around the age of fifteen, Soderbergh enrolled in the university's film animation class and began making short 16 mm films with secondhand equipment.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Steven Soderbergh."
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