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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...
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