Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963) is an American film director, mostly working on independent films.
Soderbergh started his career in the 1980s, with the acclaimed drama Sex, Lies and Videotape. He continued his work in the 1990s, but because of his active support of anti-red scare cases, and alleged Communist views, he wasn't given much opportunities in Hollywood. He continues directing acclaimed films up to this date, mostly financed by small independent producers. Some of his work are explicitly "home-made", and was only seen by a limited underground audience.