Paul Verhoeven

Film Director
Born Jul 18, 1938

Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch film director, screenwriter, and producer who has made movies in both the Netherlands and the United States. Explicitly violent and/or sexual content and social satire are trademarks of both his drama and science fiction films. He is best known for directing the American feature films RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Starship Troopers (1997), and Hollow Man (2000).… Read More

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    LATimes - Nov 16, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Verhoeven.


1938 Birth Paul Verhoeven was born on 18 July 1938 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. … Read More


1960 21 Years Old Verhoeven made his first film A Lizzard Too Much for the anniversary of his students' corps in 1960. … Read More
1967 28 Years Old In 1967 Verhoeven married Martine Tours, with whom he later had two daughters, Claudia (b. 1972), and Helen (b. 1974). … Read More


1969 30 Years Old His first major success was the 1969 Floris television series, starring Rutger Hauer. … Read More
1971 32 Years Old Verhoeven's first feature film Business Is Business was released in 1971 and was not especially well received.
1973 34 Years Old His first national success did not come until 1973 with Turkish Delight, starring Rutger Hauer and Monique van de Ven. … Read More
1975 36 Years Old Verhoeven's 1975 film Katie Tippel again featured Hauer and van de Ven, but it would not match the success of Turkish Delight. … Read More


1980 41 Years Old In 1980 Verhoeven made the film Spetters with Renée Soutendijk and Rutger Hauer. … Read More


2006 68 Years Old This film would be Verhoeven's last Dutch film production until the 2006 film Black Book. … Read More
2007 69 Years Old In 2007 Verhoeven wrote the book Jesus of Nazareth about the life of Jesus of Nazareth. … Read More
2010 72 Years Old In April 2010, Verhoeven hinted that his next potential film project would be an adaptation of a "Hitchcockian" computer game set in 1914. … Read More
2011 73 Years Old In October 2011, Verhoeven confirmed The Last Express as the identity of the game in question, and revealed that he is even considering filming it in 3D. Mechner has gone on record as saying he is a fan of Verhoeven's Jesus of Nazareth (JON). … Read More
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