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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 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 25 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Something Unknown Is Doing We Don't Know What (Documentary) (associate producer)
 2005 Starship Troopers (Video Game) (executive producer)
 1999-2000 Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (TV Series) (executive producer - 39 episodes)
- Spirits of the Departed (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Funeral for a Friend (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Requiem (2000) ... (executive producer)
- The Court-Martial of Lt. Razak (Clip Show #4) (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Hide n' Seek (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1963 Feest! (Short) (producer)
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As a director, my goal is to be completely open. Just look at how I portray sex in my films. They're considered shocking and obscene because I like to carefully examine human sexuality. It has to be realistic. I really like documentaries, therefore, reality is important to me when I do fiction. It is often related to my own life, my Dutch background. The art scene in Holland has always attempted ... See more »


In his book Jesus of Nazareth, published by Seven Stories Press, Verhoeven cites RoboCop (1987) as his "Jesus movie". See more »


Strong visual style with heavy use of special effects See more »

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