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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 39 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 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)
 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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4 Print Biographies | 20 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jan Jansen

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Nearly every character in the movie is a bad person except for one girl, Molly, and she is the one who gets raped. Molly is the only really genuinely supportive person and she is punished. The reason I did this was to show that Vegas is not a nice place and that is basically what the movie is all about. It is possible 'Showgirls' was lacking in closure. Even some of my closest collaborators felt ... See more »

Trivia:

Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS). See more »

Trademark:

Sexually-charged subject matter (Turkish Delight (1973), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995) and Black Book (2006)). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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