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Soderbergh in 2013
Steven Andrew Soderbergh
January 14, 1963
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Other names||Peter Andrews|
Mary Ann Bernard
|Home town||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Betsy Brantley (m. 1989–1994)|
Jules Asner (m. 2003–present)
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).