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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 Showgirls (1995)] I never watch any of my movies once I finish them, but the one exception is 'Showgirls,' which I watch 20 times over and that is because I truly think it is so elegantly made. I think the movement is elegant, the way it is shot is elegant and the use of color is elegant. (...) The story is really not that good, but I think the movements and the way it is choreographed are a ... See more »


Was set to direct a (then record) $150-million epic called "Crusade" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1995 for Carolco. However, being an independent company, Carolco couldn't take two risks at the same time. Since Verhoeven could not guarantee that Crusade would not get over budget, the studio preferred Renny Harlin's Cutthroat Island (1995), which made Verhoeven decide to do Showgirls (1995) ... See more »


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