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“Elle,” Verhoeven’s latest, premiered in Cannes and has been lauded by critics.
“With Paul Verhoeven as jury president, we have a filmmaker who has worked in a variety of genres in Europe and Hollywood. His creative, multifaceted boldness and his willingness to experiment are reflected in the spectrum of his works,” said Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale.
Verhoeven was nominated for an Oscar in 1974 for his erotic thriller “Turkish Delight.” He also directed the 1992 sexual thriller “Basic Instinct” with Sharon Stone, which sparked controversy over its storyline and use of nudity.
Verhoeven’s entertainment career began in the 1960s with the Dutch TV series “Floris.” His first feature film, “Diary of a Hooker” (also known as “Business Is Business”) in 1971, focused on the aspirations of two prostitutes. »
- Variety Staff
The Showgirls and Basic Instinct director talks about the movie’s origins, its troubles getting made in America, and his own vindication after all these years. Dutch director Paul Verhoeven is no foreigner to controversy. Since his first movies four decades ago, Diary of a Hooker and Turkish Delights, to his Hollywood blockbusters, RoboCop, Total Recall and Basic Instinct , the 78-year-old filmmaker has shaken convention in every genre. The director returns after a 10-year absence with...
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2 items from 2016
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