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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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[on attending the Razzies for Showgirls (1995)] I remember thinking 'nobody will expect it and it'll probably be unpleasant to do but why not, let's go and see what happens!' Nobody knew I was there at first and they kept playing scenes from the movie. Everybody was laughing, but when they started to give out the prizes, to their amazement, I stood up to collect them! (...) I had to walk up there... See more »


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 »


Famous for his extremely violent, yet intelligent, science fiction films (RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers (1997) and Hollow Man (2000)). See more »

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