Home / Celebrity Net Worth / Directors / Steven Soderbergh Net Worth

Steven Soderbergh Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich is Steven Soderbergh?

Steven Soderbergh net worth:
$40 Million

Steven Soderbergh information

Steven Soderbergh information

Steven Soderbergh profile links

Steven Soderbergh profile links

Kandi Burruss

Aly Raisman

Taylor Schilling

Linda Ronstadt

More net worths

Steven Soderbergh Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on 14 January 1963, in Atlanta, Georgia USA of Swedish descent. He is a famous producer, screenwriter and director, probably best known for working on such movies as “Traffic”, “Out of Sight”, “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Contagion” and others. During his extraordinary career, Steven has been nominated for and has won such awards as Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, BAFTA Award and many others. In addition to his career as a producer, director and screenwriter, Steven is also known as a cinematographer. There is no doubt that he is a man of many talents. Hopefully, Steven will continue his career and will create even more successful shows and movies.

If you consider how rich Steven Soderbergh is, sources estimate that Steven’s net worth is $40 million. It is clear that Steven gained this sum of money because of his acclaimed work as a producer, director and screenwriter. During his career Steven has created many popular movies and shows and all of these have helped him to gain this huge sum of money. Steven is now 52 years old and he could still create many extraordinary projects. If this happens, Steven’s net worth should become higher.

Steven Soderbergh Net Worth $40 Million

When Steven was just a teenager, he became interested in filmmaking and started creating short videos. When Steven started attending the Louisiana State University Laboratory School, he became a part of the film animation class and continued to improve his skills in video making. Later Steven decided not to go to university, and focus on filmmaking instead. In 1989 Steven made the very successful movie called “Sex, Lies, and Videotape”. It was the time when Steven’s net worth began growing quickly, and soon Steven’s name was recognized among others in the industry. Later he also worked on such movies as “Kafka”, “The Underneath”, “Criss Cross” and others. In 1998 Steven made another very successful movie, “Out of Sight”, the popularity of which had a huge impact on the growth of Steven’s net worth. In 2001 Soderbergh worked on the movie called “Ocean’s Eleven”, which became famous worldwide. While working on this movie, Steven had an opportunity to work with such actors as George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and many others.

Other movies and television shows that Steven has directed and produced include “Solaris”, “The Good German”, “Magic Mike”, “Side Effects”, “The Knick”, “K Street” and others. Many of these became very successful and gained him further worldwide fame and status, and of course had an impact on the growth of his net worth.

To talk about Steven Soderbergh’s personal life, it can be said that he was married twice. His first wife was Betsy Brantley(1989-94), with whom he has a daughter. In 2003 Steven married Jules Asner, who is a great inspiration for him. Steven also has a daughter from a previous relationships. All in all, Steven Soderbergh is one of the most famous producers and directors in the industry and he has a lot of experience. That is why many of his works become very successful and famous all over the world. Let’s hope that Steven will continue his career as long as he is able to.


More about Steven Soderbergh:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ocean's Eight 2018 producer filming
Godless 2017 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode filming
Mosaic 2017 TV Movie executive producer post-production
Untitled Panama Papers Project producer announced
Red Oaks 2014-2016 TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
The Girlfriend Experience 2016 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
The Knick 2014-2015 TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Magic Mike XXL 2015 executive producer
Citizenfour 2014 Documentary executive producer
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus 2014 associate producer
Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out 2012 Documentary executive producer
We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011 executive producer
His Way 2011 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs) 2010 executive producer
Solitary Man 2009 producer
Playground 2009 Documentary executive producer
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired 2008 Documentary executive producer
I'm Not There. 2007 executive producer
Michael Clayton 2007 executive producer
Wind Chill 2007 executive producer
Pu-239 2006 executive producer
A Scanner Darkly 2006 executive producer
Rumor Has It... 2005 executive producer
Syriana 2005 executive producer
The Big Empty 2005 Short executive producer
Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 executive producer
Unscripted 2005 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Jacket 2005 producer
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 2005 Documentary executive producer
Keane 2004 executive producer
Criminal 2004 producer
Able Edwards 2004 executive producer
K Street 2003 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 executive producer
Far from Heaven 2002 executive producer
Naqoyqatsi 2002 Documentary executive producer
Welcome to Collinwood 2002 producer
Insomnia 2002 executive producer
Tribute 2001 Documentary executive producer
Who Is Bernard Tapie? 2001 Documentary executive producer
Pleasantville 1998 producer
The Daytrippers 1996 producer
Suture 1993 executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Logan Lucky 2017 post-production
Mosaic 2017 TV Movie post-production
Untitled Panama Papers Project announced
The Knick 2014-2015 TV Series 20 episodes
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie
Side Effects 2013/I
An Amazing Time: A Conversation About End of the Road 2012 Video documentary short
Magic Mike 2012
Haywire 2011
Contagion 2011
The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg 2011 Video
And Everything Is Going Fine 2010 Documentary
The Informant! 2009
The Girlfriend Experience 2009
Che: Part One 2008
Che: Part Two 2008
Ocean's Thirteen 2007
The Good German 2006
Building No. 7 2006 Short
Bubble 2005/I
Ocean's Twelve 2004
Eros 2004 segment "Equilibrium"
K Street 2003 TV Series 10 episodes
Solaris 2002
Full Frontal 2002
Ocean's Eleven 2001
Traffic 2000
Erin Brockovich 2000
The Limey 1999
Out of Sight 1998
Gray's Anatomy 1996
Schizopolis 1996 uncredited
Fallen Angels 1993-1995 TV Series 2 episodes
The Underneath 1995
King of the Hill 1993
Kafka 1991
Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989
Winston 1987 Short
Access All Areas 1985 Video short
Yes: 9012 Live 1985 Video documentary

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Logan Lucky 2017 post-production
Mosaic 2017 TV Movie director of photography post-production
The Knick 2014-2015 TV Series director of photography - 20 episodes
Magic Mike XXL 2015 director of photography - as Peter Andrews
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie director of photography - as Peter Andrews
Side Effects 2013/I director of photography - as Peter Andrews
Magic Mike 2012 director of photography - as Peter Andrews
Haywire 2011 director of photography - as Peter Andrews
Contagion 2011 director of photography - as Peter Andrews
The Informant! 2009 as Peter Andrews
The Girlfriend Experience 2009 as Peter Andrews
Che: Part One 2008 as Peter Andrews
Che: Part Two 2008 as Peter Andrews
Ocean's Thirteen 2007 as Peter Andrews
The Good German 2006 as Peter Andrews
Building No. 7 2006 Short
Bubble 2005/I as Peter Andrews
Ocean's Twelve 2004 as Peter Andrews
Eros 2004 segment "Equilibrium", as Peter Andrews
K Street 2003 TV Series 10 episodes
Solaris 2002 as Peter Andrews
Full Frontal 2002 as Peter Andrews
Ocean's Eleven 2001 as Peter Andrews
Traffic 2000 as Peter Andrews
Schizopolis 1996 uncredited

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Logan Lucky 2017 post-production
The Knick 2014-2015 TV Series 20 episodes
Magic Mike XXL 2015 as Mary Ann Bernard
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie as Mary Ann Bernard
Side Effects 2013/I as Mary Ann Bernard
Magic Mike 2012 as Mary Ann Bernard
Haywire 2011 as Mary Ann Bernard
The Girlfriend Experience 2009 as Mary Ann Bernard
The Good German 2006 as Mary Ann Bernard
Building No. 7 2006 Short
Bubble 2005/I as Mary Ann Bernard
Eros 2004 segment "Equilibrium", as Mary Ann Bernard
K Street 2003 TV Series 10 episodes
Solaris 2002 as Mary Ann Bernard
King of the Hill 1993
Kafka 1991
Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989
Yes: 9012 Live 1985 Video documentary
Games People Play 1980 TV Series

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Building No. 7 2006 Short
Eros 2004 written by - segment "Equilibrium"
Criminal 2004 screenplay - as Sam Lowry
Solaris 2002 screenplay
Nightwatch 1997 screenplay
Schizopolis 1996 written by - uncredited
The Underneath 1995 screenplay - as Sam Lowry
King of the Hill 1993 screenplay
Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 written by
Winston 1987 Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Contagion 2011 John Neal (voice, uncredited)
The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg 2011 Video
Ocean's Eleven 2001 Vault-Bombing Thief (uncredited)
Waking Life 2001 Interviewed on television
Schizopolis 1996 Fletcher Munson / Dr. Jeffrey Korchek (uncredited)

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic Mike XXL 2015 camera operator
Access All Areas 1985 Video short photographer

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 sound editor - uncredited / sound re-recordist - uncredited

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hunger Games 2012 second unit director

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Schizopolis 1996 uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Visitors 2013 Documentary presenter

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free State of Jones 2016 special thanks
The Birth of a Nation 2016 special thanks
Videotape 2016 additional acknowledgments
21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 Documentary special thanks
Two Night Stand 2014 the producers wish to thank
A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 special thanks
Mystical Traveler 2014 Documentary special thanks
The One I Love 2014 thanks
La Bare 2014 Documentary special thanks
Tomas Milian: Acting on Instinct 2013 Video documentary special thanks
Her 2013 thanks
What Maisie Knew 2012 thanks
The Hunger Games 2012 special thanks
Julian 2012/II Short very special thanks
The Wayshower 2011 very special thanks
I Melt with You 2011 thanks
Morning 2010/II special thanks
Where the Wild Things Are 2009 special thanks
Who Are You 2009 Short the producers wish to thank
Vertical Living Made Easy 2008 Short special thanks
Hamlet 2 2008 thanks
The Lost City 2005 additional thanks
The Brothers Grimm 2005 thanks - as Steve Soderbergh
Stir of Echoes 1999 special thanks
Bongwater 1998 special thanks
Inside 'Out of Sight' 1998 Video documentary short special thanks
Love Four 1994 Video acknowledgment: super duper extra special thanks to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All-Time 2016 Documentary Himself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Side by Side Extra: Volume One 2014 Documentary Himself
Are You in or Out?: The Making of 'Ocean's Eleven' 2014 Video documentary Himself
Pros and Cons: Inside Ocean's Outfit 2014 Video documentary Himself
Ready, Jet Set, Go: The Making of 'Ocean's Twelve' 2014 Video documentary Himself
Third's a Charm: The Making of 'Ocean's Thirteen' 2014 Video documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2000-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love 2013 Documentary Himself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie (uncredited)
Rencontres de cinéma 2013 TV Series Himself
Steven Soderbergh on the Underneath 2013 Documentary short Himself
Steven Soderbergh on King of the Hill 2013 Documentary short Himself
Cinema 3 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
Stanley Kubrick in Focus 2012 Short Himself
Días de cine 2012 TV Series Himself
Side by Side 2012 Documentary Himself
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac 2011 Documentary Himself
The Dr. Oz Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
60 Minutes 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Vice President, Directors Guild of America (segment "The Movie Pirates")
At the Movies 2009 TV Series Himself
Porn: Business of Pleasure 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director, The Girlfriend Experience
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin 2008 Documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2001-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
The 16th Annual Gotham Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee
Five Directors on 'The Battle of Algiers' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
'Solaris': Behind the Planet 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Sen kväll med Luuk 2003 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Day for Night: The Making of 'Insomnia' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Naqoyqatsi 2002 Documentary Man reflected in digital screens (3rd segment)
Full Frontal 2002 Himself (uncredited)
'Ocean's Eleven': The Look of the Con 2002 Video short Himself
+ de cinéma 2002 TV Series documentary short Himself
Gomorron 2001-2002 TV Series Himself - Regissör / Himself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director
Lesley Ann Warren: A Cinderella Story 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic' 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
Spotlight on Location: Erin Brockovich 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
Independent's Day 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside 'Out of Sight' 1998 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Cinefile: Made in the USA 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cleanflix 2009 Documentary Himself - Director, Traffic
Bienvenue 2007 Documentary Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Eddie American Cinema Editors, USA Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2014 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series Behind the Candelabra (2013) · Michael Polaire (unit production manager plaque)
· Gregory Jacobs (first assistant director plaque)
· Jody Spilkoman (second assistant director plaque)
· Lynn Struiksma (second second assistant director plaque)
2014 Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award Directors Guild of America, USA
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2002 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Traffic (2000)
2002 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Director Traffic (2000)
2001 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Erin Brockovich (2000)
2001 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Traffic (2000)
2000 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Erin Brockovich (2000)
2000 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Erin Brockovich (2000)
2000 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Erin Brockovich (2000)
2000 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Erin Brockovich (2000)
2000 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
1999 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Out of Sight (1998)
1990 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1989 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1989 FIPRESCI Prize Cannes Film Festival Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1989 Audience Award Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series The Knick (2014)
2016 Eddie American Cinema Editors, USA Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television The Knick (2014)
2016 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series The Knick (2014)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series The Knick (2014)
2014 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Cinematography - International Competition Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Side Effects (2013)
2013 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Queer Palm Cannes Film Festival Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Editing in a Non-Series Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Cinematography in a Non-Series Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Special His Way (2011) · Audrey Rosenberg (executive producer)
· Graydon Carter (produced by)
· Alan Polsky (produced by)
· Gabe Polsky (produced by)
2010 CPH:DOX Award CPH:DOX And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Special Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) · Randy Wooten (executive producer)
· Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte (produced by)
· Lila Yacoub (produced by)
· Marina Zenovich (produced by)
2009 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Cinematography Che: Part One (2008)
2009 Sydney Film Prize Sydney Film Festival Best Film The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
2008 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Che: Part One (2008)
2007 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival The Good German (2006)
2007 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Bubble (2005)
2003 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Solaris (2002)
2003 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Ocean's Eleven (2001)
2003 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Ocean's Eleven (2001)
2002 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Traffic (2000)
2002 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Traffic (2000)
2002 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Erin Brockovich (2000)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Erin Brockovich (2000)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Traffic (2000)
2001 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Erin Brockovich (2000)
2001 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Traffic (2000)
2001 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) Traffic (2000)
2001 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Traffic (2000)
2001 Best Cinematography Award British Society of Cinematographers Traffic (2000)
2001 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Cinematography Traffic (2000)
2001 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Erin Brockovich (2000)
2001 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Traffic (2000)
2001 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Traffic (2000)
2001 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Erin Brockovich (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Erin Brockovich (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Film Editing Traffic (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Cinematography Traffic (2000)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Cinematography Traffic (2000)
2001 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Cinematography Traffic (2000)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Erin Brockovich (2000)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Cinematography Traffic (2000)
2000 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm) Erin Brockovich (2000)
2000 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)
2000 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cinematography Traffic (2000)
2000 Screen International Award European Film Awards Erin Brockovich (2000)
2000 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director The Limey (1999)
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Comedy/Musical Picture Pleasantville (1998) · Jon Kilik
· Gary Ross
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Pleasantville (1998) · Bob Degus
· Jon Kilik
· Gary Ross
1998 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Out of Sight (1998)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Dramatic Special or Series Fallen Angels (1993)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Dramatic Series Fallen Angels (1993)
1993 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival King of the Hill (1993)
1990 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1990 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1990 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1990 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1990 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1989 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1987 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video, Long Form Yes: 9012 Live (1985) · Jon Anderson (artist)
· Tony Kaye (artist)
· Trevor Rabin (artist)
· Chris Squire (artist)
· Alan White (artist)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Cinematography Traffic (2000)
2000 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Cinematography Traffic (2000)
1999 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Limey (1999)
1998 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Out of Sight (1998)
1990 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1989 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Traffic (2000)


Looks like we don't have Steven Soderbergh salary information. Sorry!


#Fact
1 Is a member of the advisory council for Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.
2 He has acknowledged that he fathered a baby girl born in 2010 with an Australian woman named Frances Anderson despite being married to Jules Asner.
3 During his early days in Los Angeles, he rented an above-garage room from the Gyllenhaal family: director Stephen Gyllenhaal, screenwriter Naomi Foner and their young children, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal.
4 Is the only director to have had two films (Traffic (2000) and Erin Brockovich (2000)) receive Best Director nominations in the same year for the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Directors' Guild of America.
5 He and his producing partner George Clooney have decided to close down their Section Eight production company after six years of working partnership. [August 2006].
6 At one point, was interested in directing Fantastic Four (2005).
7 Was a member of the dramatic jury at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival in Utah in 1990, just one year after he had apologetically unveiled Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), his directorial debut, which he then considered to be unpolished and technically incomplete.
8 Has directed three actors to Oscar nominations: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney and Benicio Del Toro. Roberts and Del Toro won the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor Oscars, respectively, for Erin Brockovich (2000) and Traffic (2000).
9 Was offered the chance to direct Quiz Show (1994), with Tim Robbins in the role of Charles Van Doren.
10 Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003
11 Ranked #39 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #35 in 2002.
12 Elected first vice president of the Directors Guild of America in March 2002.
13 Daughter Sarah Soderbergh (born in February 1990) with Betsy Brantley.
14 Became the youngest winner ever of the Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), his feature film directorial debut. He was 26.
15 In 2001, he became the first director in 62 years to have twin Best Director Oscar nominations for Erin Brockovich (2000) and Traffic (2000). The last director to do that was Michael Curtiz with twin nominations for Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and Four Daughters (1938). Soderbergh topped Curtiz by going on to win the Oscar for Traffic (2000).
16 Steven's paternal grandfather was a Swedish immigrant ("Soderbergh" is a Swedish surname), while Steven's paternal grandmother had Irish ancestry. All of Steven's maternal great-grandparents were Italian immigrants. His mother's surname was changed from "Bernardi" to "Bernard".
17 Father, Peter Soderbergh, was a professor and dean of the College of Education at Louisiana State University where Steven took some classes.

#Quote
1 [when asked what he considers his best work] Out of Sight (1998) is one of the least-flawed things I've done. I'm really happy with The Informant! (2009). I was the beneficiary of things lining up at the right time with the right people and the right approach. It's terrifying how early the die is cast when making a movie. It's well before shooting. And that's scary thing to know. I know before I was making The Underneath (1995) that the movie wasn't going to work, and that was an unpleasant sensation to have to hide from people. All you can do, if it's going wrong, is try to exert enough influence to turn a car accident in which four people are killed into one where no-one is killed and you're in the hospital for three weeks. In the case of The Informant! I felt like the right key creative choices were made early and played out in a way that really unified the film.
2 [on his reason for retirement, 2013] Cinema, as I define it and as something that inspired me, is under assault by the studios and, from what I can tell, with the full support of the audience.
3 When you have no one in your life who you can call and say, 'I'm scared,' then your life is uninteresting, unfulfilling, superficial. You need somebody you can trust enough to say, 'I need help.'
4 [on being asked "have you met any naturally great leaders?"] George Clooney. He inspires people. He listens. He's generous. He's loyal. He's funny, which is crucial. He solves problems better than anyone I know. That's why people keep telling him to run for office, but he's too smart for that. If there were 500 of him, you could take over an entire country - but of course three weeks later you'd lose it again because of all the parties.
5 American movie audiences now just don't seem to be very interested in any kind of ambiguity or any kind of real complexity of character or narrative - I'm talking in large numbers, there are always some, but enough to make hits out of movies that have those qualities. I think those qualities are now being seen on television and that people who want to see stories that have those kinds of qualities are watching television.
6 [on working with actors who are also writers and if it is preferable in any way] No, it's a huge benefit. I mean, Scott [Z. Burns] would be the first to tell you. In a couple of cases in Contagion (2011) we'd have a scene that he and Matt [Damon] and I would sort of re-tool on the set based on what we were thinking that day. To have someone like Matt who's not looking at it from the point of view of, "I'm the movie star," but who's someone who has written and is very sort of savvy about how movies work and how narrative works. It's great to have that person in the conversation to be able to talk about the movie on a macro level and not just the thing that we're doing right now. That's just a huge plus for a filmmaker. I mean, he's very bright. ...He [Matt Damon] understands that stuff. It's something he thinks about a lot, and his instincts are good. My opinion is if you can get him, you should get him.
7 [on studios replacing writers more often than directors] Yeah, they are, more than filmmakers, which I don't understand why writers are so angry at directors all the time. In my experience, it's usually the studio that's going, "Yeah, let's throw this person under the bus and get somebody new." I wouldn't allow that to happen.
8 [on his relationship with writers] I like them to be around constantly [on set] whenever possible. Some of them are really happy to do that, and some of them don't want to be around at all. But that's really the fun part to me, is to have somebody there to keep calibrating, to keep trying to make it better, to keep asking the questions, "Is this the best version of this idea?" I'm very, very protective of them, and also, if you look at my list of films, on a percentage basis, I would argue that I had more sole credits either to a writer or a writing team than any other director you can find. I have never replaced a writer.
9 [on realism/accuracy in film and if one can make a movie too smart for audiences] ... As sort of airtight as the science is, there used to be a lot more of it, and what we found out was people started tuning out. There was a tipping point where they became overwhelmed and they just stopped paying attention completely, so we had to back off of some of that and make sure. But again, it was kind of trial and error to try and find this balance of enough science to make it feel real and make it feel scary, but not so much that you were going, 'Hey man, give me a break.' ... I think when you're dealing with a certain kind of material, yeah. That was the case here. Like I said, there were versions where there was just too much technical information, and we were expecting people to sort of assimilate and retain information that a journalist might not assimilate or retain, and we didn't know that. You just gotta show it to people who are not your friends to figure that out.
10 [on what he feels is his most underrated film] I don't know. My sense of [critical reaction] since Traffic (2000) is based on a vague understanding of what the response is, because I stopped reading reviews about my own movies. I read stuff about other people's movies. My sense is that The Good German (2006) was not fully understood. Probably of all of them, that would be the one. There are other things that have been lambasted that I think had things wrong with them, but [The Good German], creatively, from my standpoint, is a very unified piece, and was, again, from my viewpoint, successful at what it was trying to do. It's a weird thing to say, but it would appear to me axiomatic that if you understood fully what I was doing and appreciated it, you would like it. But that issue was more in the forefront because it needed critical support to work commercially, and it didn't get it. So it lost every nickel. The lesson coming out of that one for me was that you should never assume anything coming from a critical standpoint. You should go into everything assuming you're going to get crushed. It's like when people talk about Obama. My whole attitude is, "You should govern like you aren't going to get a second term." I make every movie like it's the last one. "If this was the last movie, what decision would I make?" That's how I make my decisions.
11 [on if he feels he understands what audiences want] No. I've tried to get better about weighing what I think the accessibility of an idea is against the cost of executing it. I've tried to be smarter about that, because if you're not smart about that, you're going to be unemployed. But I'm still mystified about what works for people. And I'm not talking about my movies, I'm talking in general. I'm mystified by the stuff that doesn't work. I'm mystified by what's going on in the critical side, too. Stuff I like is getting trashed and stuff that is being praised I think is terrible. I don't really feel in sync with what's happening, but at the same time, what I think keeps me afloat is that I try not to be, and don't want to be, very indulgent. I try to make the films as lean as possible, and to not spend a lot of time crawling up my own ass creatively.
12 [on Magic Mike (2012), his film about male-strippers] We were looking for the right people who had some buzz behind them. They also had to be able to do what we wanted them to do. But we got real lucky. All those guys were great and have brought something specific to the movie. There's nothing like shared humiliation to bond and these guys bonded very quickly. As soon as we started rehearsing the numbers, you rally around each other because it's so embarrassing. It's terrifying. Then once you've done it, you're in. You've just got to jump off the cliff.
13 The only two categories I have are good and bad. No other categories exist for me in terms of scale, content or intent. The only thing that matters to me is whether it's good.
14 [observation, 2012] I just feel I want to have more fun as a filmmaker, and I'd like to make things that are more fun for the audience. I don't need to be taken anymore seriously than I am.
15 [on achieving reality on film] What's real? Let's start with the world. Knowing that it's a movie, we may have to recalibrate. But I know in every instance what's real. What would be happening. Usually, that's good enough. It's not very often that you feel 'Oh, we've got to tweak that'.
16 Even with a trained actor it's dangerous to get them thinking too much. You don't want them thinking, you want them doing.
17 [on 'Gina Carano' in Haywire (2011)] You're dealing with a cage fighter. You never know what you're going to get. But she seemed pretty normal, sincere. She knows what to do with her body. And she knows what to do with her eyes. So I felt we were going to be fine.
18 [on striving for realism in his filmmaking] I just think that's the first question we ask when we start something. What's real? Let's start with the world. Knowing that it's a movie, we may have to recalibrate. But I want know in every instance what's real, what would really be happening. Usually, that's good enough. It's not very often that you feel, "Oh, we got to tweak that." I'm less prone to change things now that I would have been 10, 15 years ago. "Moneyball" is the perfect example of that. At the end of the day, part of my problem with that was my refusal to do something that didn't happen. I wanted the movie to be absolutely accurate in every particular.
19 [on categorizing films by genre] That can become a very facile exercise and one that doesn't really take into account certain kinds of filmmakers. Pick any of the people that we think are very, very good, if they go and make something that's a genre film, you know that it's not going to be just that. The only two categories I have are good and bad. No other categories exist for me in terms of scale, content or intent. The only thing that matters to me is whether it's any good. And look, there are times when that's hard. It's hard to root for assholes and sometimes it's harder still to see something bad made my somebody who's really great. I remember reading that unauthorized Led Zeppelin biography that came out in the '80s. I couldn't listen to their music for a year after I read that book. Seriously, it was so disturbing. I took me a year to go, look, I don't care. If you're looking for fair, you're in the wrong universe.
20 [on making genre films and not being interested in making "serious" or "important" films anymore] Somebody just sent me one of those books that just came out on Pauline Kael, who I didn't always agree with but I was always interested in what she had to say. And, look, she was a big proponent, especially at a time when it was not fashionable in the '60s. She would say, "I'm getting a lot more out of these lowbrow movies that aren't supposed to be taken seriously than I am these A-level important films. They just feel more alive." And I agree. Maybe since "Che," my interest in and appetite for "serious" movies, making them, has really dropped. I just feel like I want to have more fun as a filmmaker and I'd like to make things that are more fun for the audience. I don't need to be taken anymore seriously that I am. I don't have to prove my important-film bonafides anymore. And so, since "Che," I've been looking for stuff that's more fun. Even "Contagion" to me was a more "genre" movie. I mean, that's my version of a disaster-horror movie. It's how I would do it. The stuff I have coming up, since "Che," I haven't made what I would consider a serious movie by Academy standard. I have no interest in that.
21 [on his reported sabbatical or "retirement" from filmmaking] It's a combination of things. It's feeling out of sync with everything that's going on this business at every level. I could probably deal with that if I really felt that I was evolving into something better. Like I said, I'm better now than I was when I started. I'm better than I was five years ago... but at stuff that's superficial - craft. You know, filtering, problem solving... that stuff I'm better at. But in terms of making something that's just off the chart, I'm not. That's not a shift or change that's going to take place incrementally. It requires some form of amputation. So I just need to stop for a while.
22 [on his reported sabbatical/"retirement" from filmmaking] I'm not going to stop making things. I just need to come at it from a different direction. I don't think change can be incremental. I need to tear it all down and start again. I tried that after "The Underneath," with "Schizopolis," and that felt like my second "first" film, and that reverberated [in my work] for quite a long time. But even that explosion [of creativity] has started to ... has stopped expanding, and I've started to retract. I feel like I'm not moving forward. Plus, it's not as fun as it used to be. I wish movies mattered more. I wish they were more influential. I mean, they do influence things, but only things that are not that important, such as how people talk, how they dress. But in terms of having a real role in the ongoing debate about how everything should work, how lives should work, they're not influential. There was a period where I felt that the movies coming out were as good as any novel, as any form of serious art that you could look at, and I'm particularly frustrated by my inability to create something at that level. I watch older movies regularly, depending what I'm working on, for inspiration. But I'm just not that inspired right now.
23 Things are so prescribed in movies. I don't care who's financing it, there's always a list: "Here's a list of names who would be good for that part." It's so boring. Shouldn't we be growing new crops here? That's why I love this cast, and building this movie [Haywire (2011)] around Gina (Carano). Let's open up the field a bit!
24 It was fun during a preview [of Contagion (2011)] to watch the lights come up and have 400 people realize that they were next to a bunch of strangers and that they had all touched everything. You could tell they weren't very happy about it.
25 [on Contagion (2011)] Everybody felt there was a place for an ultrarealistic film about this subject. Nobody hesitated. Uncharacteristically it happened very quickly, considering what the business is like for adult dramas. So it made me feel like maybe we're on to something.
26 I'd argue my failures have been more on a conceptual level than on an execution level. I have made some mistakes that, in retrospect, come from overestimating the appeal of a certain idea. The Good German (2006) is a failure because the idea isn't simple enough to attract enough people to return its investment. The execution of it is fine, but it's clear that there just aren't enough people in the world wondering, "What if Michael Curtiz could do anything he wanted?" That's my fault for not seeing the target was just way too small. It's frustrating to watch The Good German lose every nickel that was spent on it, because Warners were very supportive on it. And I don't like losing people money.
27 One of the reasons the business is in the condition it's in now is a lack of vision about how to deal with talent. Instead of trying to identify, on a project-by-project basis, what is going to work, studios ought to be betting on talent and making deals that have specific financial parameters within which the talent can do whatever they want, if they prove themselves able to generate a profit. Because if you'd financed all of my films, you're up - significantly up, actually. That's the way you should be running this business. Because in point of fact - any rat-based lab experiment about probability will tell you this - you increase your chances of missing when you choose films individually. They should be betting on the career of somebody. By definition the really smart people in this business are the ones making the stuff. That has to be the case. Making it is harder than sitting in an office and deciding what should be made. It doesn't mean I should walk around feeling like a smart guy. I'm just saying that's a reality you have to understand when you try and convince somebody to give you money to make a movie: you know more about making movies than they do - by definition. When you combine that with the fact that we're in a very tricky economic time, there's a lot of fear in the room. So when you talk about things that are difficult to describe in writing but are crucial to the creative success of a movie, that's tricky. You're saying, "You're just going to have to trust me..." I don't like to say those words, and they don't like to hear them, and there's no question that in the last two years there are certain words in meetings that you can't say. Words like "elevated", "smart", "better". You literally can't indicate at any point that you're going to do anything that won't be understood by a below-average-intelligence audience member. You really have watch what you say.
28 I think it's a real privilege to make a living doing this job. It's a great job - the best I can think of, actually. You walk into a room and say, "I'm imagining this," and they give you millions of dollars to go out and make it real. That's a pretty good gig. I have certain standards - sometimes I hit them and sometimes I don't. I don't think being precious is really good for any artform. So I believe in being really prepared, working hard, doing everything I can think of to improve it, but staying on budget, staying on schedule, and when it's over, it's over and I'm onto the next thing. I'm really dispassionate about it, in that regard. I haven't seen a great benefit in my own work in agonising over things. I've seen more of a benefit in my work, for moving quickly. It's harder to be pretentious when you're moving really fast.
29 I certainly get the sensation that we've kind of hit a wall in the last 20 years. Obviously, people are pushing the technical side of it - and when Avatar (2009) comes out that'll be a game-changer for sure - but in terms of the grammar of cinema, I haven't seen anything made since the late '70s or early '80s that I felt was really pushing the ball forward. That doesn't mean I haven't seen some good movies, but I don't feel like there's been a new wave of of how stories are told cinematically. Some of the recent Godard stuff is pretty extraordinary, Notre musique (2004) was really, really beautiful and he got at something at the end of that movie that I wasn't sure you could get at in a movie. But what's the audience for that? How many people are interested in watching somebody make that attempt? I'm frustrated by what's going on in the business, in terms of what's getting made, and I'm frustrated by my own inability to break through to something else.
30 This is a good moment to comment on the cottage industry that has sprung up around "How To" ... Screenwriting manuals. I think of this because Robert Towne's script (Chinatown (1974)) is often cited as a great template (which it is) but, invariably, with no understanding or acknowledgment of the role film editing has in shaping a finished work. So any discussion that omits this issue shows a palpable lack of experience in the actual making of films on the part of the scriptwriting teacher/author.
31 I find it hilarious that most of the stuff being written about movies is how conventional they are, and then you have people ... they are upset that something's not conventional.
32 I'm process-driven, I'm not result-driven.
33 I'm not a world-class cinematographer, but the momentum and the closeness to the actors ... I'm so close to them that I can just whisper to them while we're in the middle of a take.
34 If you're sitting around thinking what other people think about your work, you'll just become paralysed.
35 [on his decision to direct Out of Sight (1998)] It was a very conscious decision on my part to try and climb my way out of the arthouse ghetto, which can be as much of a trap as making blockbuster films. And I was very aware that at that point in my career, half the business was off limits to me."
36 I learned from Richard Lester that as your career goes on, you learn more about how things can go wrong, but you never learn how things can go right. And it's really disorienting.
37 ...there've been a lot of questions about commercial films and non-commercial films, and I've never really made that separation in my mind. There's no question that when you read a piece of material, you have ideas about how it should be realised ... certainly when I read the script for Ocean's Eleven, I thought if this was realised the way it should, then it would appeal to a lot of people. Then you get involved in a film like Solaris and if you realise it the way it should be realised, then it won't appeal to a lot of people. But what are you going to do? You have to go at it...
38 There are certain directors - Spielberg, David Fincher, John McTiernan - who sort of see things in three dimensions, and I was watching their films and sort of breaking them down to see how they laid sequences out, and how they paid attention to things like lens length, where the eyelines were, when the camera moved, how they cut, how they led your eye from one part of the frame to another.
39 Well, I think a part of you has to be scared, it keeps you alert; otherwise you become complacent. So absolutely, I'm purposefully going after things and doing things that I'm not sure if it's going to come off or not. Certainly Full Frontal was one of those. That was pure experimentation, that's the kind of film that you make going in where you know that a lot of people are not going to like it because it's an exploration of the contract that exists between the film-maker and the audience and what happens when you violate that contract.
40 On DVD audio commentaries: "Would I, growing up, like to have had access to stuff on DVDs like this? Oh God, yeah! It's better than any film school, I think."

#Trademark
1 Often includes a company named "Perennial" in his films (e.g. Traffic (2000), The Limey (1999), Out of Sight (1998) and The Underneath (1995)).
2 Often acts as his own cinematographer under the pseudonym "Peter Andrews"
3 Frequently uses jump-cuts
4 Frequently casts Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Topher Grace, Luis Guzmán, Eddie Jemison, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Julia Roberts and works with producer Jerry Weintraub.
5 Use of ambient-music scores by Cliff Martinez

Is Steven Soderbergh's Net Worth Deserved?

Check Also

Benny Boom Net Worth

Benny Douglas (Benny Boom) was born on the 22nd July 1971, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, …