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Michael Steinberg (born 15 May 1959) is a director, writer and producer. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He has directed three films that all premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has written and/or produced four other award-winning features since his debut in 1992. In addition, Steinberg has written, directed, and/or produced several television projects since 2000.

Michael Steinberg
Born (1959-05-15) 15 May 1959 (age 60)
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Years active1992 – present


Year Film Role Notes
1992 The Waterdance Director Won the IFP Spirit Award for "Best First Feature" and the "Audience Award" at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is included in the book "The Best 1000 Films of All Time" published by The New York Times.
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion Director Runner-up for the "Audience Award" at the Sundance Film Festival. It was selected for the "Un Certain Regard" section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.[1]
1994 Sleep with Me Producer, co-writer Selected as the "Opening Night Gala Premiere" for the Toronto International Film Festival and the "Un Certain Regard" section at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.
1998 There's Something About Mary Producer Steinberg was nominated for a Golden Globe as a producer and the film won an MTV Award for "Best Movie" of the year. The movie is No. 27 on AFI's list of "Greatest American Comedies".
1998 Wicked Director Julia Stiles won a "Best Actress" award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the film was nominated for a Crystal Globe in the Main Competition.
2005 The Cave Co-writer
2008 Hell Ride Producer


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Bodies, Rest & Motion". Retrieved 22 August 2009.

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