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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

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
 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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Personal Quote:

[on attending the Razzies for Showgirls (1995)] I remember thinking 'nobody will expect it and it'll probably be unpleasant to do but why not, let's go and see what happens!' Nobody knew I was there at first and they kept playing scenes from the movie. Everybody was laughing, but when they started to give out the prizes, to their amazement, I stood up to collect them! (...) I had to walk up there... See more »

Trivia:

Had a falling out with frequent collaborator Rutger Hauer on the set of Flesh+Blood (1985), which would become the last movie they made together. After Hauer's death in 2019, Verhoeven stated that they had regular dinners with their respective spouses in the last ten years of Hauer's life, so he considered the matter resolved. See more »

Trademark:

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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