Steven Soderbergh is an Academy Award winning film director and producer. He also acts as a writer, cinematographer, and editor on most of his pictures, almost always under a pseudonym. He is best known for going back and forth from making low budget indie films to large budget crowd pleasers, as well as making his movies very quick and under budget. He's also a major proponent of digital film making.
Claims that his career is near an end and plans on retiring from film making in the near future. He plans on ending his career with a 3D live-action rock musical based on the life of Cleopatra set in the Roaring '20s starring Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Notable films include The Ocean's Eleven Trilogy, The Informant!, Erin Brockovich (for which Julia Roberts won her Oscar), Traffic (for which HE won his Oscar), Out of Sight, and Sex, Lies, and Videotape.