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‘Elle’ Director Paul Verhoeven’s 10 Tips For a Successful Career After Hollywood

18 November 2016 8:30 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

These are challenging times for any filmmaker who doesn’t want to be told what to do. Chasing a slice of the Hollywood studio pie almost always brings compromise, and many foreign-born directors return to their home countries and assemble independent film and television projects.

That was the path of Dutch-born Paul Verhoeven, whose career began in his own language with “Soldier of Orange” and the Oscar-nominated “Turkish Delight.”  From there he forged an A-list career that included “Basic Instinct” (which played competition in Cannes) “RoboCop,” “Total Recall,” “Starship Troopers,” and, yes, “Showgirls.” His last Hollywood movie was “Hollow Man” with Kevin Bacon in 2000.

When Verhoeven could no longer find material that suited him, he went back to Holland. His 2006 Dutch World War II drama “Black Book” (Sony Pictures Classics) starred Carice Van Houten, before she joined “Game of Thrones,” and was shortlisted for the foreign Oscar.

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- Anne Thompson

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‘Elle’ Director Paul Verhoeven’s 10 Tips For a Successful Career After Hollywood

18 November 2016 8:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

These are challenging times for any filmmaker who doesn’t want to be told what to do. Chasing a slice of the Hollywood studio pie almost always brings compromise, and many foreign-born directors return to their home countries and assemble independent film and television projects.

That was the path of Dutch-born Paul Verhoeven, whose career began in his own language with “Soldier of Orange” and the Oscar-nominated “Turkish Delight.”  From there he forged an A-list career that included “Basic Instinct” (which played competition in Cannes) “RoboCop,” “Total Recall,” “Starship Troopers,” and, yes, “Showgirls.” His last Hollywood movie was “Hollow Man” with Kevin Bacon in 2000.

When Verhoeven could no longer find material that suited him, he went back to Holland. His 2006 Dutch World War II drama “Black Book” (Sony Pictures Classics) starred Carice Van Houten, before she joined “Game of Thrones,” and was shortlisted for the foreign Oscar.

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- Anne Thompson

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5-Minute Supercut Pays Tribute To The Cinematic Genius Of Stanley Kubrick

11 July 2016 12:32 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Richard Strauss may never have dreamed that his 1896 tone poem, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche, “Thus spoke Zarathustra,” would be infamous thanks to the use of the fanfare in Stanley Kubrick‘s stunning 1968 “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Then again, if Strauss were alive at the time, perhaps he’d of picked Kubrick to direct a version of “Salome” on […]

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- Samantha Vacca

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Tom Hanks Gets Emotional While Discussing Lonely Childhood: 'What Have You Done to Me'

8 May 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Hanks may be an internationally known and much-loved actor, but that doesn't take the sting out of his lonely childhood memories. Hanks, 59, got emotional when talking to Kirsty Young, the host of Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4, and explaining the eight records he would take with him to a desert island. The desert island scenario is surely one that Hanks is familiar with - he famously played a man lost at sea for 14 months in the movie Castaway", which earned him an Oscar nomination in 2000. During the segment, the actor had to compose himself several times when talking »

- Nancy Dunham, @NancyDWrites

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