Steven Soderbergh Bids Adieu to Hollywood
At 48, Steven Soderbergh is still at the prime of his career, certainly years from retirement right? But that is exactly where he is headed next; after an illustrious and highly successful 26 year career in Hollywood, the multiple Oscar nominated filmmaker announced last week that he is throwing in the towel and retiring from the world of film. This would be effective upon the completion of Soderbergh’s next two movies within the year.
Soderbergh’s impressive resume spans almost three decades and has tackled an array of thought provoking films. Beginning with 1989’s scandalous Sex, Lies and Videotape that captivated Sundance and snatched up the Palm d’Or at Cannes, to his Oscar windfalls (for Best Director) in 2000 with Julia Roberts (Best Actress) for Erin Brockovich and the critically acclaimed Traffic (films of which garnered him simultaneous nominations) to his very frequent collaborations with George Clooney (10 to date). Then there »
- Alan L
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