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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 & 46 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
 2012 Tricked
 2006 Black Book
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (video "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper")
 2005 Le Court Des Grands (Video documentary)
 2000 Hollow Man
 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)
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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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[on Showgirls (1995)] I never watch any of my movies once I finish them, but the one exception is 'Showgirls,' which I watch 20 times over and that is because I truly think it is so elegantly made. I think the movement is elegant, the way it is shot is elegant and the use of color is elegant. (...) The story is really not that good, but I think the movements and the way it is choreographed are a ... See more »

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Became the first nominee ever to actually show up at the Razzie Awards. He personally accepted the 'Worst Director' and 'Worst Picture' awards for Showgirls (1995). See more »

Trademark:

Often works with the same actors twice; frequently casts Rutger Hauer (6 times), Dolf de Vries (4 times) and Jeroen Krabbé (3 times). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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