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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 & 16 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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4 Print Biographies | 19 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jan Jansen

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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 »

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Was set to direct a (then record) $150-million epic called "Crusade" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1995 for Carolco. Being an independent company, Carolco couldn't take two risks at the same time and preferred Renny Harlin's Cutthroat Island (1995), which made Verhoeven decide to do Showgirls (1995) first. Harlin's swashbuckler flopped and bankrupted Carolco, so "Crusade" never got made. ... See more »

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Frequently works with screenwriter Gerard Soeteman (on his Dutch films), photographer Jost Vacano, and Rutger Hauer (Turkish Delight (1973), Keetje Tippel (1975), Soldier of Orange (1977), Spetters (1980) and Flesh+Blood (1985)). See more »

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