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Age: 79, born 18 July 1938

Country of origin: Netherlands

Height: 5' 8"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Martine Verhoeven


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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (15 items)
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People who have accepted Golden Raspberry Awards. (9 items)
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Description: Paul Verhoeven directed his first film Een Hagedis Teveel in 1960, followed by the TV series Floris and the box office hit Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight) starring Monique van der Ven and Rutger Hauer. His next exploits were Keetje Tippel (Katie Tippel), Soldier of Orange, Spetters and De Vierde Man (The Fourth Man). In 1999 Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight) was honoured as the Best Dutch Film of the Century; it was also nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Verhoeven's international breakthrough came with RoboCop, followed by the box office hits Total Recall and the trailblazing Basic Instinct. In 1997 he made Starship Troop ... (more)
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Movies directed by

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
1. RoboCop (1987)
Rating:
6.8
2429 Watched
2. Total Recall (1990)
Rating:
7.1
2096 Watched
Rating:
6.5
1948 Watched
4. Basic Instinct (1992)
Rating:
6.3
1715 Watched
5. Hollow Man (2000)
Rating:
5.3
1437 Watched




Movies

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
1. RoboCop (1987)
Rating:
6.8
2429 Watched
Rating:
7.2
67 want to see
Rating:
7.5
43 Watched
Rating:
7.8
12 want to see
Rating:
7
3 want to see




Movies written by

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1. Black Book (2006)
Rating:
7.5
400 Watched
2. Flesh & Blood (1985)
Rating:
6.9
127 Watched
Rating:
7.6
99 Watched
4. Tricked (2012)
Rating:
5.8
8 Watched
5. The Wrestler (1971)
Rating:
6.3
5 Watched




TV

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Top rated
Most recent
Rating:
6.8
94 Watched
2. Biography (1987)
Rating:
7.5
62 Watched
Rating:
7.2
23 Watched
Rating:
7.1
26 Watched
5. HBO First Look (1992)
Rating:
7.9
12 Watched




TV directed by

Most popular
Most recent
1. The Hitchhiker (1983)
Rating:
5.8
22 Watched
2. Floris (1969)
Rating:
5
3 want to see
Rating:
7
1 Watched
Rating:
7
1 Watched
Rating:
8
1 Watched





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Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (81 person items)

"1988 "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (was offered chance to direct, but was unsure how to handle the social and political aspect of the film) 1990 "RoboCop 2" (considered doing it, but could not agree with studio on storyline) 1991 "The Silence of the Lambs" (was offered to direct, but declined thinking that there would not be an audience for a movie with such dark subject matter. He has later regretted this decision). 1992 "Mistress of the Sea" (pirate movie with Geena Davis was forced "


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My Favorite Films Never Made (11 movies items)

"The Crusades directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger A Crusader movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall), and possibly composed by Basil Poledouris (Conan the Barbarian, Robocop, The Hunt for Red October)? That would have been friggin' awesome and epic (no pun intended)! Instead, we got Cutthroat Island and Showgirls. BIG FAIL!"


Stehako added this to a list 5 months ago
Most Accomplished Active Directors (2017 Edition) (50 person items)

"2016 Rank: #36 2015 Rank: #36 2014 Rank: #35 2013 Rank: #33 2012 Rank: #34 2011 Rank: #29 2010 Rank: #33 2009 Rank: #27 a. The Fourth Man (1983) b. RoboCop (1987) c. Total Recall (1990) d. Basic Instinct (1992) e. Starship Troopers (1997) f. Black Book (2007) g. Tricked (2013) h. Elle (2016) i. Lyon 1943 (2018) "


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Most Accomplished Active Directors (2016 Edition) (50 person items)

"2015 Rank: #36 2014 Rank: #35 2013 Rank: #33 2012 Rank: #34 2011 Rank: #29 2010 Rank: #33 2009 Rank: #27 a. The Fourth Man (1983) b. RoboCop (1987) c. Total Recall (1990) d. Basic Instinct (1992) e. Starship Troopers (1997) f. Black Book (2007) g. Tricked (2013) h. Elle (2016) "


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Best Directors (32 person items)
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100 Greatest Filmmakers of All Time (100 person items)

"Dutch Major Works: Total Recall (1990) Black Book (2006) Basic Instinct (1992) •"


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