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[on his filmmaking style] American critics always complain about the blandness of mainstream movies, but when you do something more ambiguous and ironic, they are pissed off too. I like putting certain aspects of American society under the magnifying glass and showing them for what they are.
2007: Member of the jury at the 64th Venice Film Festival.
His films usually have the two main antagonists hostile to each other (Dick Jones and Clarence Boddicker in RoboCop
(1987), Cohaagen and Richter in Total Recall
(1990), Catherine Trammel and Beth Garner, the two main suspects in Basic Instinct
(1992), who were possibly framing each other and Ludwig Muntze and Gunther Franken in Black Book