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Steven Soderbergh Quits Film? — Does Success Make People Lazy?

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Steven Soderbergh announced that he’ll likely quit the film industry, saying, “it’s time.”  “When you reach the point where you’re like if I have to get into a van to do another scout I’m just going to shoot myself, it’s time to let somebody else who’s still excited about getting in the van, get in the van.”  Can somebody please explain to me when successful people got so damn lazy?  First Billy Joel refuses to write new music, and then Phil Collins announces his retirement.  Doesn’t Steven Soderbergh have more work to do?  How many successful films did Steven Spielberg churn out before he got lazy?  Oh yeah — he’s still working.  I guess Spielberg likes his van.

  • Mongoose

    I think that Billy Joel has been making music for almost 50 years, and Phil Collins for almost 45 years. So maybe we can cut them some slack although it will be sad that we will lose out on the benefits of their talent. Soderbergh, on the other hand, has only been working in Hollywood for like 20 years – so he is def lazy. He is taking a very early retirement. But oh well I still haven’t seen Erin Brockavich or Traffic, anyhow…

    (AND ALSO: Spielberg loves his van, but remind me again why we shouldn’t hope that he gives it up soon – what has he done for me lately?)