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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 39 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Total Recall
Total Recall Director
(1990)
Starship Troopers
(1997)
RoboCop
RoboCop Director
(1987)
Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct Director
(1992)

Filmography

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 2016/I Elle
 2012 Steekspel
 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 The Hitchhiker (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Last Scene (1986)
 1985 Flesh+Blood
 1983 The 4th Man
 1981 Voorbij, voorbij (TV Movie)
 1980 Spetters
 1979 Voor koningin en vaderland (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- De Ontmaskering (1979)
- De Oversteek (1979)
 1975 Katie Tippel
 1971 De worstelaar (Short)
 1970 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 Eén hagedis teveel (Short)
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4 Print Biographies | 20 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jan Jansen

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

People love seeing violence and horrible things. The human being is bad and he can't stand more than five minutes of happiness. Put him in a dark theater and ask him to look at two hours of happiness and he'd walk out or fall asleep. See more »

Trivia:

Despite directing four science-fiction movies (RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers (1997) and Hollow Man (2000)), he has admitted that it is definitely not his favorite genre. He has said that as a European, he understood too little about American issues at the time to make a contemporary American movie, and science-fiction movies were a nice way to avoid that problem. See more »

Trademark:

Use of Nazi symbolism/imagery. Examples: The characters played by Kurtwood Smith in Robocop and Neil Patrick Harris in Starship Troopers are patterned after Heimrich Himler of Hitler's SS. The society of Earth in Starship Troopers is patterned after Nazi Germany. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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