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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 40 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2019 Benedetta (filming)
 2016/I Elle
 2012 Steekspel
 2006 Black Book
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (video "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper")
 2000 Hollow Man
 1995 Showgirls (edited television version, as Jan Jansen, 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 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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Alternate Names:

Jan Jansen

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Showgirls (1995)] It would have been much more acceptable if I had asked the writer, Joe Eszterhas, to write it as a murder mystery instead. Audiences would be intrigued by the thrill of finding out who the villain is; so if they asked me to do "Showgirls" again, I would ask them to write the script where somebody gets killed at the beginning. I think the nudity in "Showgirls" would have been... See more »

Trivia:

Was offered the chance to direct The Silence of the Lambs (1991), but declined, thinking that there would not be an audience for a movie which such a dark tone. He regretted the decision after the movie proved to be both a critical and commercial success. See more »

Trademark:

Famous for his extremely violent, yet intelligent, science fiction films (RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers (1997) and Hollow Man (2000)). See more »

Star Sign:

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