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Verhoeven, Paul

Born: 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.
Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Film Director

1938 – Born on the 18th of July in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1955 – He studied at the University of Leiden, where he joined the students’ corps. He graduated with a Ph.D. in mathematics and physics.

1960 – Made his first film A Lizzard Too Much for the anniversary of his students’ corps.

1961-1963 – He made three more short films Nothing Special, De Lifters and Let’s Have a Party.

1965 – He made the documentary The Royal Dutch Marine Corps about the Navy, which won the French Golden Sun award for military propaganda films.

1967 – He married Martine Tours.

1968 – He made a documentary about Anton Mussert named Mussert.

1969 – His first major success was the Floris television series, starring Rutger Hauer.

1971 – First feature film Business Is Business was released and was not especially well received.

1973 – Turkish Delight received the award for Best Dutch Film of the Century at the Netherlands Film Festival.

1980 – He made the film Spetters with Renée Soutendijk and again Rutger Hauer.

1987-1997 – He is best known for directing the American feature films RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, and Starship Troopers.

1995 – His film Showgirls was poorly received and won 7 Golden Raspberry Awards, but has become a cult film over time.

2007 – Another Dutch film Kneeling on a Bed of Violets is announced. The shooting of this film, which will be directed and (partially) produced.