Paul Verhoeven

1938 - Today

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Paul Verhoeven (Dutch: [ˈpʌul vərˈɦuvə(n)]; born 18 July 1938) is a Dutch film director. His films are known for their graphic violence and sexual content, combined with social satire. After receiving attention for the TV series Floris in his native Netherlands, Verhoeven's breakthrough film was the romantic drama Turkish Delight (1973), starring frequent collaborator Rutger Hauer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Verhoeven has received more than 4,444,231 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Paul Verhoeven is the 56th most popular film director (down from 36th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 33rd in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Film Director.

Paul Verhoeven is most famous for his films "RoboCop" and "Basic Instinct."

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  • 3.75

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Among film directors, Paul Verhoeven ranks 56 out of 2,041Before him are Alan Parker, Takeshi Kitano, Oliver Stone, Michael Haneke, Tony Scott, and Luc Besson. After him are Brian De Palma, Aki Kaurismäki, Werner Herzog, Abbas Kiarostami, Stephen Hillenburg, and Jacques Tati.

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Among people born in 1938, Paul Verhoeven ranks 21Before him are Klaus Schwab, Alberto Fujimori, Joe Dassin, Jerry Brown, Anthony Giddens, and Christopher Lloyd. After him are Mireille Darc, Vladimir Vysotsky, Natalie Wood, Liv Ullmann, Bernie Madoff, and Rod Laver.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven ranks 45 out of 1,646Before him are Johan Huizinga (1872), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Jan Steen (1626), Ruud Gullit (1962), Theo van Gogh (1857), and Frank Rijkaard (1962). After him are Thomas Bernhard (1931), Peter Debye (1884), Max Euwe (1901), Christiaan Eijkman (1858), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), and Rem Koolhaas (1944).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Netherlands

Among film directors born in Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven ranks 1After him are Joris Ivens (1898), Theo van Gogh (1957), Jan de Bont (1943), Anton Corbijn (1955), Alex van Warmerdam (1952), Michaël Dudok de Wit (1953), Marleen Gorris (1948), Jan Kounen (1964), Tom Six (1973), Mike van Diem (1959), and Roel Reiné (1970).