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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 & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

RoboCop Director
(1987)
Black Book Director
(2006)
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:

I believe the problem with Showgirls (1995) has always been that there is still a misunderstanding of the movie. We were making a film that was hyperbolic and an exaggeration and so my intention was always to use a style that was exaggerated in everything. Still to this day it is widely considered a bad movie, but I think that's because people still don't understand it. I used exaggerated nudity,... See more »

Trivia:

RoboCop (1987) is his only movie in which he appears in a brief cameo, and it was unintentional. During the scene in the club, he was frenetically moving along with the extras in order to coax them into dancing. The camera picked up some shots of him, and he was very surprised to see that the editor had put some of the footage into the movie (even if for a very brief shot). See more »

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Often tackles controversial topics that have no easy resolution (mental state of being, rape, murders, sex, a second chance at life and media coverage are often utilized). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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