Paul Verhoeven

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Paul Verhoeven (Dutch: [ˈpʌu̯l vərˈɦuvə(n)]; born 18 July 1938) is a Dutch director and screenwriter active in both the Netherlands and Hollywood. His blending of graphic violence and sexual content with social satire are trademarks of both his drama and science fiction films. He directed the films Turkish Delight (1973), Keetje Tippel (1975), Soldier of Orange (1977), Spetters (1980), The Fourth Man (1983), Flesh and Blood (1985), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995), Starship Troopers (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Black Book (2006) and Elle (2016). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Verhoeven has received more than 2,712,290 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Paul Verhoeven is the 63rd most popular film director (down from 40th in 2019), the 49th 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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Among film directors, Paul Verhoeven ranks 63 out of 1,580Before him are William Wyler, Claude Chabrol, Yasujirō Ozu, Terry Gilliam, Emir Kusturica, and Elia Kazan. After him are Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Abbas Kiarostami, Frank Capra, Robert Zemeckis, Alain Resnais, and F. W. Murnau.

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Among people born in 1938, Paul Verhoeven ranks 21Before him are Alberto Fujimori, Islam Karimov, Joe Dassin, Luis Aragonés, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Bernie Madoff. After him are Liv Ullmann, Natalie Wood, Giuliano Gemma, Mireille Darc, Leonid Kuchma, and Albert Fert.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven ranks 49 out of 1,209Before him are Thomas Bernhard (1931), Max Euwe (1901), Johan de Witt (1625), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), and Louis van Gaal (1951). After him are Jacob Roggeveen (1659), Marco van Basten (1964), Ruud Gullit (1962), Frank Rijkaard (1962), Guus Hiddink (1946), and Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907).

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), Michaël Dudok de Wit (1953), Alex van Warmerdam (1952), Tom Six (1973), Mike van Diem (1959), Jan Kounen (1964), Harald Zwart (1965), and Roel Reiné (1970).