Steven Soderbergh Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th September 2014

Fact: The entire first season of Steven Soderbergh's critically-acclaimed period drama The Knick is set to be screened at the Rome Film Festival in Italy next month (Oct14). The show's star, Clive Owen, will introduce the series, about groundbreaking medical developments in the early 20th century, to festival attendees.

23rd September 2014

Fact: Elvis Presley's granddaughter has been given a huge acting boost after landing a lead role in director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming Tv series The Girlfriend Experience. Riley Keough, who appeared in Magic Mike and The Runaways, will portray a high-end New York call girl in the drama, according to The series will be based on the director's 2009 film of the same name.

24th June 2014

Fact: Steven Soderbergh's 2009 movie The Girlfriend Experience has inspired a new 13-part Tv show exploring the personal stories of high-end call girls. The anthology drama series will be executive produced by the Hollywood mogul, with independent filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz writing and directing the new programme for America's Starz network.

26th July 2013

Fact: Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has put his retirement plans on ice to direct a new original Tv series for U.S. cable network Cinemax. Period medical drama The Knick will be set in New York's Knickerbocker Hospital 113 years ago and the 10-episode series will star Clive Owen. Soderbergh, who recently won acclaim for his work on Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, announced he was planning to turn his back on Hollywood and become an artist last year (12).

25th June 2012

Quote: "He was kind of asking for it... He was provoking them." Moviemaker Steven Soderbergh insists his Magic Mike star Matthew MCConaughey only has himself to blame for losing his thong and letting it all hang out while playing a strip club boss in the new film.

12th September 2011

Tweet: "Saw Contagion Last night! Had to wash my hands three times before dinner!" Actress Goldie Hawn is more fearful of the spread of germs after watching director Steven Soderbergh's disaster movie, about a deadly virus.

5th September 2011

Quote: "I just did what he told me to do. I liked all that gory stuff. I liked having a seizure and biting a piece of Alka Seltzer and foaming at the mouth." Gwyneth Paltrow enjoyed filming unpleasant scenes for Steven Soderbergh's new movie Contagion.

4th September 2011

Quote: "It's less dramatic than it sounds - it's just a sabbatical." Producer Steven Soderbergh continues to downplay rumours he is retiring from movie-making.

29th June 2011

Quote: "I loved working with him. He's talking about giving up after two more movies, which is quite a shame. He's so good." Ewan McGregor on working with moviemaker Steven Soderbergh on the new film Haywire.

14th March 2011

Quote: "When you reach the point where you're, like, 'If I have to get into a van to do another scout I'm just going to shoot myself,' it's time to let somebody else who's still excited about getting in the van, get in the van. And so it's just time... You're not going to have Steven Soderbergh to kick around anymore." Director Steven Soderbergh is adamant he will follow through on his imminent retirement plans.

13th June 2009

Quote: "I'm hoping to play Liberace with Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh directing in February (10)." Michael Douglas confirms reports he'll be playing the flamboyant pianist in a new movie.

13th June 2009

Quote: "I'm hoping to play Liberace with Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh directing in February (10)." Michael Douglas confirms reports he'll be playing the flamboyant pianist in a new movie.

6th January 2009

Fact: Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is searching for a star to play Roman general Marc Antony in his new CLEOPATRA musical - after Hugh Jackman quit because of scheduling problems. Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Cleopatra in the 3-D live action film.

31st December 2008

Quote: "Our version (of the Cleopatra story) will be like an Elvis musical in 3D. It's a total rock 'n' roll, 1966 aesthetic - like Viva Las Vegas meets Tommy." Director Steven Soderbergh plans to channel rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley for his $30 million (GBP20.5 million) new 3D musical CLEO, featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones as the Egyptian queen and Hugh Jackman as her lover, Marc Anthony.

28th July 2008

Quote: "I'm just boxing. I figure if you get hit enough times, it will fall off." Matt Damon on how he is losing the pounds he packed on for Steven Soderbergh movie THE INFORMANT.

12th March 2007

Quote: "He has some pictures of me with farm animals so I continue to work with him!" Hollywood superstar George Clooney on reuniting with director Steven Soderbergh for his new movie THE GOOD GERMAN.

19th December 2006

Quote: "Nobody's encouraging us to do these. They're like, 'Can't you do one that will actually sell?'" George Clooney admits his collaborations with director Steven Soderbergh's don't impress Hollywood bosses.

5th January 2006

Fact: <p>George Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh are the producers behind a new horror movie, WIND CHILL, about two college students who break down on a deserted road and are haunted by the ghosts of those who have died there. </p>

7th December 2005

Fact: <p>George Clooney and film-maker Steven Soderbergh named their production company Section 8 because that's the madness clause beloved M*A*S*H character CORPORAL KLINGER used to get out of the army in one hilarious episode of the TV show. </p>

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