Paul Verhoeven

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  • Birth Place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • His Turkish Delight was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1973, and his World War II drama Soldier of Orange was nominated for the same honor at the 1980 Golden Globes.
  • Was an officer in the Royal Dutch Navy film corps in the 1960s, creating such documentaries as 1965's Het Korps Mariniers (The Royal Dutch Marine Corps.)
  • Made his English-language debut with the 1985 medieval drama Flesh + Blood, starring fellow Dutchman Rutger Hauer.
  • Surprised organizers of the Golden Raspberry Awards by showing up to accept the Worst Director honor for his 1995 critical and commercial bomb Showgirls.
  • In 2010, his scholarly book, Jesus of Nazareth, was published in English.

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  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Nominee
  • 2017, Goya Awards — Best European Film: Winner
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  • 2006, Netherlands Film Festival — Golden Calf for Best Direction: Winner
  • 2018, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Nominee
  • 2006, Netherlands Film Festival — Golden Calf for Best Movie: Winner
  • 2016, European Film Awards — European Director: Nominee

Relationships

  • Martine Verhoeven — Wife
  • Claudia Verhoeven — Daughter
  • Helen Verhoeven — Daughter

College

  • University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands (PhD in Mathematics and Physics)

Details

  • Birth Place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter