Paul Verhoeven is celebrating his 83rd birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Popular director Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct, Total Recall, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 83rd birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Verhoeven, a cultural icon
Born in Amsterdam on July 18, 1938, Paul Verhoeven's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Dutch history. Verhoeven's not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Paul hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Paul Verhoeven as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 83.
Happy Birthday, Paul, you're the best!
Paul Verhoeven career in pictures
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