Steven Soderbergh | South China Morning Post
  • Wed
  • Apr 1, 2015
  • Updated: 6:42am

Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh ready for the final few acts of his film directing career

Steven Soderbergh (top) directs surprise hitMagic Mike, which stars Channing Tatum (below, centre) and Matthew McConaughey (below right with Tatum)

Steven Soderbergh turns 50 next year - meaning the director who began his career in 1989, winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival with

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 9:25am


Starring: Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum Director: Steven Soderbergh Category: IIB

Spy thriller Haywire has loads of style but little substance. It feels more like a B-movie of the past than a modern-day Hollywood action vehicle.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Reel fiction, realistic nightmare

'There's no need to weaponise the bird flu,' the bioscientific expert in the movie says. 'The birds are doing that.'

In Steven Soderbergh's latest movie, Contagion, a Centres for Disease Control scientist is asked by the US Department of Homeland Security if the growing pandemic could be a new terrorist attack. 'No, sir, nature strikes back!'

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The Informant!

Starring: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Melanie Lynskey

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Category: IIB

22 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Please, let spell-check put a brighter - and smarter - international face on Hong Kong

I am your typical half-illiterate hack, but at least I know how to use spell-check. The people who run the city's most important film events just can't seem to get their heads around using this great invention of humanity, despite their multimillion-dollar budgets, mostly courtesy of taxpayers.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Ocean's third the best yet

Ocean's Thirteen is the third and final (according to director Steven Soderbergh), as well as best, instalment of the popular heist franchise.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Bygone but not forgotten

It's in black and white like a film from the 1940s. The actors talk and move as if they're in a '40s movie. Even the Warner Bros logo at the start is from a bygone era. But wait a minute - isn't that George Clooney, Tobey Maguire and Cate Blanchett up there on the screen? What gives?

27 May 2007 - 12:00am


Starring: Misty Dawn Wilkins, David Hubbard, Kyle Smith, Dustin James Ashley, Debbie Doebereiner

Director: Steven Soderbergh

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Personal effects

T-shirt: 'I like tailored T-shirts, definitely not over-sized. And always in grey. It's a masculine colour and is softer than black.'

Jeans: Library. 'It's based in London and makes trendy jeans.'

Shirt: Gucci. 'For the body-conscious.'

Suit: Etro and Prada. 'They are the best cut for me.'

Bag: Bottega Veneta.

22 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

McDowell in new thriller

MALCOLM McDowell is starring in Exquisite Tenderness , playing a medical researcher who invents a life-saving surgical implant that becomes a murder weapon.

Co-starring with protagonist McDowell are Isabel Glasser, James Remar, Charles Dance and Peter Boyle in the role of the big city cop who cracks the case.

10 Aug 1993 - 12:00am