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Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris (1969), about a medieval knight. This featured actor Rutger Hauer, who has ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 41 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Black Book Director
(2006)
RoboCop Director
(1987)
Elle Director
(2016)
Hollow Man Director
(2000)

Filmography

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 2022 Bel Ami (TV Mini Series) (pre-production)
 2021 Benedetta
 2016/I Elle
 2012 Tricked
 2006 Black Book
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (video "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper")
 2005 Le Court Des Grands (Video documentary)
 2000 Hollow Man
 1995 Showgirls (directed by)
 1992 Basic Instinct (directed by)
 1990 Total Recall
 1987 RoboCop
 1986 The Hitchhiker (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Last Scene (1986)
 1985 Flesh+Blood
 1983 The 4th Man
 1981 Voorbij, voorbij (TV Movie)
 1980 Spetters
 1979 Voor koningin en vaderland (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- De Ontmaskering (1979)
- De Oversteek (1979)
 1975 Katie Tippel
 1971 De worstelaar (Short)
 1970 Portret van Anton Adriaan Mussert (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Het korps Mariniers (Short documentary)
 1963 Feest! (Short)
 1962 De lifters (Short)
 1961 Nothing Special (Short)
 1960 Eén hagedis teveel (Short)
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6 Print Biographies | 21 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Martine Verhoeven  (3 children)

Children:

Helen Verhoeven | See more »

Parents:

Wim Verhoeven | Nel van Schaardenburg
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Personal Quote:

[on Showgirls (1995)] I never thought this continuous bashing of the movie and of Elizabeth [Elizabeth Berkley] would happen. We're sitting with these ruins in front of us. I realized with the nudity and the fact that critics are essentially Puritan that there would be backlash and anger, but I never thought the movie wouldn't do well. So I never accounted that she would be put in such a bad ... See more »

Trivia:

German cinematographer Jost Vacano shot 7 feature films for him, more than Jan de Bont, who only shot 6 of them. Verhoeven said, that he first became aware of Vacano through the groundbreaking camera techniques used in Supermarket (1974). See more »

Trademark:

Sexually-charged subject matter (Turkish Delight (1973), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995) and Black Book (2006)). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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