STEVEN SODERBERG and George Clooney have each other to thank for their Hollywood success, because they were no-where until they met - the director claims. The pair's collaboration on 1998 movie Out of Sight propelled them both to Tinseltown superstardom - and they have since worked together on six movies. But Soderberg insists things could have been so different. He says, "We found each other at the right time. We needed each other. We were both looked at as people with potential who hadn't delivered. It was a trick of the mind for George and me to show up on set each day and be creatively free when we both knew what the stakes were. If we didn't pull it off - if he didn't prove he was a movie star, if I didn't make something audiences could enjoy - we were in big trouble."