I've had some tough assignments, but running the auction at a fund-raising dinner for the actor's favourite charity, the Not on Our Watch foundation, was probably the most nerve-racking, as the celebrity audience included Kid Rock and Matt Damon, who sportingly splashed out $40,000 (£27,400) to spend a day with surfing legend Laird Hamilton.
In a typical career sequence for Mr. Soderbergh, he followed his work on "Che" by shooting a $22.5 million Matt Damon movie for Warner Bros. about a price-fixing scandal in the world of agriculture, called "The Informant," which comes out next fall; from there, he quickly moved on to production on "The Girlfriend Experience," starring mostly nonprofessional actors and made on a shoestring budget of about $1.8 million.
We have put together a list of the top 10 celebrity signers nationwide. The criteria includes how the celebrity interacts with the fans in different situations and locations, not just in Hollywood. We have used emails and reports from hundreds of collectors to put the list together.
1. Matt Damon - signs everything and in most locations - doesn't mind taking a photo as well -cordial and respectful of fans - always one of the best signers.