Paul Verhoeven (I)


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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 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 42 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Black Book Director
(2006)
RoboCop Director
(1987)
Elle Director
(2016)
Hollow Man Director
(2000)

Filmography

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 2022 Bel Ami (TV Mini Series) (pre-production)
 2021 Benedetta
 2016/I Elle
 2014 Robocop: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
 2012 Tricked
 2006 Black Book
 2000 Hollow Man
 1998 Starship Troopers: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
 1995 Showgirls (directed by)
 1992 Basic Instinct (directed by)
 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 The Wrestler (Short)
 1970 Portret van Anton Adriaan Mussert (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 The Royal Dutch Marine Corps (Short documentary)
 1963 Feest! (Short)
 1962 The Hitchhikers (Short)
 1961 Nothing Special (Short)
 1960 Eén hagedis teveel (Short)
 1959 Kopjes koffie (Short) (directed by)
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6 Print Biographies | 21 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Martine Verhoeven  (3 children)

Children:

Helen Verhoeven | See more »

Parents:

Wim Verhoeven | Nel van Schaardenburg
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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:

Directed one Oscar-nominated performance: Isabelle Huppert in Elle (2016). See more »

Trademark:

His films usually have the two main antagonists hostile to each other (Dick Jones and Clarence Boddicker in RoboCop (1987), Cohaagen and Richter in Total Recall (1990), Catherine Trammel and Beth Garner, the two main suspects in Basic Instinct (1992), who were possibly framing each other and Ludwig Muntze and Gunther Franken in Black Book (2006)) See more »

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