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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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 2016 Oh! (pre-production)
 2015 Elle (pre-production)
 2012 Tricked
 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 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Last Scene (1986)
 1985 Flesh+Blood
 1980 Spetters
 1979 Voorbij, voorbij (TV Movie)
 1977 Soldaat van Oranje (TV Mini-Series)
 1975 Keetje Tippel
 1970 De worstelaar (Short)
 1968 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 Een hagedis teveel (Short)
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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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It's still difficult if you are a European director and your first language is not English to be exactly aware what the nuances of the American language are. Even after fifty, sixty years you are basically kind of a little bit retarded there. See more »

Trivia:

Showing male full frontal nudity was quite normal in Verhoeven's Dutch films up to The Fourth Man (1983). After that, he pursued a career in the USA, where the movie rating system wouldn't allowed this. The only full male nudity in his American films is in Hollow Man (2000), which was allowed because the penis was half-invisible and seen through a thermal scanner. See more »

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Sexually-charged subject matter (Turkish Delight (1973), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995) and Black Book (2006)). See more »

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