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 41 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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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 (completed)
 2016/I Elle
 2012 Tricked
 2006 Black Book
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (video "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper")
 2000 Hollow Man
 1997 Starship Troopers (directed by)
 1995 Showgirls (directed by)
 1990 Total Recall
 1987 RoboCop
 1986 Deadly Nightmares (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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6 Print Biographies | 21 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[press conference for Elle (2016) at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival] It's the producer of the film, Saïd Ben Saïd, who sent me the book by Philippe Djian, and he asked me whether I would like to make a film based on the novel. I read the novel and I said "yes". It's very simple - it wasn't a complicated situation, the film slipped naturally into my life and I felt it was a minor miracle to find ... See more »

Trivia:

He was planning to make a pirate movie called 'Mistress of the Sea' with Geena Davis. However, with an estimated budget of 75 million dollar, the studio demanded a male protagonist to increase the chances of financial success. Verhoeven refused to consider Harrison Ford for the part, and the project was abandoned. Ironically, Davis would later star in the ill-fated pirate movie Cutthroat Island (... See more »

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

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Cancer

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