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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 28 wins & 25 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 | 19 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jan Jansen

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Right now, Hollywood doesn't fit with my artistic sensibilities. I feel that in France and in Europe, there is enormous respect for filmmakers. This doesn't happen in Hollywood. For us, it's hard to shoot there because they do not want what we want. There, all films must be visible to the greatest number. Money rules everything. The studios have abandoned the quality. Everything is smooth, it ... See more »

Trivia:

Did a series of reviews on many well-known and lesser known classic movies in a Dutch newspaper, inspired by A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995). The reviews were later published as collected works, and are quite popular with Dutch film students. See more »

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Strong visual style with heavy use of special effects See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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