Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Al Pacino and more turn out for 'Contagion', 'Wilde Salome' red carpet premieres in Venice
New films from Soderbergh and Pacino screen at the prestigious film festival over the weekend
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Happy couple Steven Soderbergh and wife Jules Asner arrive on the red carpet
Steven Soderbergh has directed over 30 films during his Hollywood tenure, with the 1989 surprise hit "sex lies and videotape" serving as the launching pad for his career. He recently told the New York Times he was quitting directing to become a painter, leaving his future projects, including "Magic Mike" and a planned Liberace biopic starring Matt Damon, in doubt.