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STEVEN SOBERBERGH has been talking about his latest movie Contagion which sees the entire world infected with a deadly disease.

The Academy-awarding winning director has recruited an all star cast for the thriller including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne and Jude Law, but the American director is no stranger to Hollywood A-listers after directing the Ocean's Trilogy and Traffic. Contagion sees Soberbergh once again working with actor Matt Damon which will make this their sixth film together; he explains to reuters why Matt is one of his favourite actors, "He's one of the few people that can play both ends of the spectrum -- he can be everyman, and he can be Jason Bourne. Matt's great because he's not one of those actors that comes in like, 'I wanna win this scene.' He's so completely lacking in vanity." He was also asked to explain the movie in more detail and the 48-year-old director said "[The virus] doesn't speak and it doesn't have a brain, but it is alive and it wants to stay alive and propagate itself. I really felt like this was great movie material because you cannot construct a life for yourself in which you're not around germs."

Soberbergh was born in Atlanta, Georgia and discovered film making as a teenager before making his first movie in 1989 with Sex, Lies and Videotape. The movie went onto win the prestigious PALME D'OR at the Cannes Film Festival and made him the youngest ever recipient of the award at 26-years-old. His is currently working on Liberace, a biopic about the flamboyant pianist which is due for release in 2013.


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