Awards & Winners

Paul Verhoeven

Date of Birth 18-July-1938
Place of Birth Amsterdam
(Netherlands, North Holland, European Netherlands)
Nationality Netherlands
Also know as Jan Jansen
Profession Film Director, Film Producer, Television Director, Screenwriter
Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch film director, screenwriter, and producer who has made movies in both the Netherlands and the United States. Explicit 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 science fiction films RoboCop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers, and the thriller Basic Instinct. Verhoeven's film Turkish Delight received the award for Best Dutch Film of the Century at the Netherlands Film Festival. His films altogether received a total of nine Academy Award nominations, mainly for editing and effects, and he also won the Saturn Award for Best Director for Robocop. His Dutch war film Black Book was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language, and was voted the best Dutch film ever by the Dutch public in 2008. In contrast, he won the Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Picture and Worst Director for Showgirls; he is one of the few people to have accepted their award in person, and the first ever to do so. The Seattle Times praised Verhoeven by saying, "Director Paul Verhoeven often appears to be a one-man Dutch movie industry," while The San Diego Union called Verhoeven "a busy bee whose movies pollinate the festival circuit."

Awards by Paul Verhoeven

Check all the awards nominated and won by Paul Verhoeven.


Nominations 2007 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
British Independent Film Award for Best Foreign Independent Film Black Book
BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film Black Book
European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Film Black Book


Nominations 2001 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles


Nominations 1998 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Starship Troopers


Razzie Award for Worst Director
Honored for : Showgirls

Nominations 1995 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Razzie Award for Worst Director Showgirls


Nominations 1991 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Total Recall


Saturn Award for Best Director
Honored for : RoboCop

Nominations 1988 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation RoboCop