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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 27 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Total Recall
Total Recall Director
(1990)
Starship Troopers
(1997)
RoboCop
RoboCop Director
(1987)
Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct Director
(1992)

Filmography

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 2016/I Elle
 2012 Steekspel
 2006 Black Book
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (video "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper")
 2000 Hollow Man
 1995 Showgirls (edited television version, as Jan Jansen)
 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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4 Print Biographies | 19 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jan Jansen

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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People seem to have this strange idea that films can influence people to be violent, but in my sincere opinion film only reflects the violence of society. See more »

Trivia:

Was offered the chance to direct The Silence of the Lambs (1991), but declined, thinking that there would not be an audience for a movie which such a dark tone. He regretted the decision after the movie proved to be both a critical and commercial success. See more »

Trademark:

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 (2006)) See more »

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