Steven Soderbergh To Retire

July 20, 2009 by  
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Oscar winning director, Steven Soderbergh has announced that he will retire in the next few years. Soderbergh spoke to The Guardian and revealed: “I’m looking at the landscape and I’m thinking, ‘Hmm, I don’t know. A few more years, maybe’.

Though only 46 years old, Soderbergh has made it clear that he doesn’t want to be doing this forever. The news comes hot on the heels of the Quentin Tarantino revelation that he’ll retire when he’s 60. Not much of a shock considering that means we’ve got another 14 years of him.

Soderbergh has stated that part of the reason for quitting the business is that his latest project, Che parts 1 and 2, was so intense.

“For a year after we finished shooting I would still wake up in the morning thinking, ‘Thank God I’m not shooting that film’.”

He also revealed that he regretted making the movie in the first place (check out our review for why we think it was worth it!). With Oscar worthy films under his belt and a CV to be proud of, Soderbergh may be right to quit while he’s ahead. He’s not giving up just yet, he’s just started pre-production on Cleo where he’ll team up with Catherine Zeta-Jones once again after their success with Traffic in 2000.

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