Paul Verhoeven Overview

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Born: July 18, 1938

"People seem to have this strange idea that films can influence people to be violent, but in my sincere opinion, film only reflects the violence of society." Famous for his extremely violent, yet intelligent, science fiction films, Paul Verhoeven was born in Amsterdam during the dark years of WWII. He became interested in movies during his six years at the University of Leiden, where he earned a doctorate in math and physics in 1964 and did early short films. Serving with the Royal... See All

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