You hope that there's a way of putting a film like this acrossSoderbergh embraces past with 'German' Nov 13, 2006
It's hard to find someone with a conservative or even moderate view in HollywoodAnalysis: 'K Street' ready for close-up? Sep 12, 2003
The obvious camaraderie among the members of the Rat Pack, along with the premise and the title, that was what I though we should try to emulate, not in the literal sense, because those people were all entertainers in addition to being actors and that's a different kind of performerClooney, Pitt, Damon in Rat Pack Re-Make Dec 06, 2001
It's less dramatic that it sounds -- it's just a sabbaticalSoderbergh denies retirement rumors Sep 04, 2011
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.