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Bio

Steven Soderbergh (director) reunites with Michael Douglas ("Traffic," "Haywire")
and Matt Damon ("The Informant!," "Contagion," "Ocean's Eleven," "Ocean's "Twelve" and "Ocean's Thirteen"), as well as executive producer Jerry Weintraub, on BEHIND THE CANDELABRA. Soderbergh won an Academy Award(r) for Best Director for "Traffic" in 2000, earning dual Best Director Oscar(r) nominations that year, also receiving a nomination for "Erin Brockovich." Soderbergh's feature film directorial debut, "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," garnered him an Academy Award(r) nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The film also won the Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.

Soderbergh's recent films include "Magic Mike," "Haywire" and "Contagion." His 2010 feature film "And Everything Is Going Fine" documented the life and work of the late performance artist Spalding Gray, with whom Soderbergh previously worked on "Gray's Anatomy" and "King of the Hill."  Among his other credits are "The Girlfriend Experience," "Che," "The Good German," "Bubble," "Solaris," "Full Frontal," "The Limey," "Out of Sight," "Schizopolis," "The Underneath" and "Kafka." His film "Equilibrium" was one of a trio of short eroticism-themed films released as "Eros," and also included segments directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wong Kar-wai. "Eros" premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. Soderbergh has produced or executive produced a wide range of features, including Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin"; "His Way," the HBO documentary on Jerry Weintraub, directed by Douglas McGrath; Brian Koppelman and David Levien's "Solitary Man"; Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There" and "Far from Heaven"; Tony Gilroy's "Michael Clayton"; Marina Zenovich's HBO documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired"; Gregory Jacobs' "Wind Chill" and "Criminal"; George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"; Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly"; Rob Reiner's "Rumor Has It..."; Stephen Gaghan's "Syriana"; Lodge Kerrigan's "Keane"; John Maybury's "The Jacket"; Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia"; Anthony and Joseph Russo's "Welcome to Collinwood"; Gary Ross' "Pleasantville"; and Greg Mottola's "The Daytrippers."

In December 2009 Soderbergh created and directed the play "Tot Mom" at the Sydney Theatre Company, simultaneously filming "The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg," an improvised comedy starring the cast of "Tot Mom."

Behind the Candelabra

HBO Films

Steven Soderbergh