Michael Verhoeven in 2009
|Born||13 July 1938|
|Children||2, including Simon Verhoeven|
Michael Verhoeven (born 13 July 1938) is a German film director.
Life and work
Verhoeven is the son of the German film director Paul Verhoeven (not to be confused with the Dutch film director Paul Verhoeven). He married actress Senta Berger in 1966; their sons are actor-director Simon Verhoeven (born 1972) and actor Luca Verhoeven (born 1979). Together, the couple have a production company to make films. The 1970 anti-Vietnam War film, o.k. was entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival, but led to a scandal that forced the collapse of the festival without the awarding of any prizes.
In 1982, Verhoeven released Die weiße Rose (The White Rose), which, with the Best Foreign film nomination of Das schreckliche Mädchen (The Nasty Girl) in 1990, cemented his reputation as an important political contributor to German film. Along with his films Mutters Courage (My Mother's Courage) and documentary Der unbekannte Soldat (The Unknown Soldier), they have been hailed as an unstinting examination of Germany's Nazi period. In 1992, he was a member of the jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.
- 1990 Silver Bear for Best Director, 40th Berlin International Film Festival for The Nasty Girl
- 1995 Bavarian Film Awards, Best Production
- 2006 Bavarian Film Awards, Honorary Award
- As actor
- The Crammer (1958)
- That's No Way to Land a Man (1959)
- The Juvenile Judge (1960)
- The House in Montevideo (1963)
- As director and writer
- The Dance of Death (1967)
- Up the Establishment (1969)
- Student of the Bedroom (1970)
- o.k. (1970)
- He Who Loves in a Glass House (1971)
- MitGift (1976)
- Sonntagskinder (1980)
- Die weiße Rose (1982)
- Killing Cars (1986)
- Das schreckliche Mädchen (The Nasty Girl) (1990)
- Mutters Courage (Mother's Courage) (1995)
- Der unbekannte Soldat (The Unknown Soldier) (2006)
- Menschliches Versagen (Human Failure) (2008)
- As producer
- Welcome to Germany (2016)
- "Berlinale: 1970 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
- "Berlinale: 1992 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
- "Berlinale: 1990 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- Bayerischer Filmpreis – "Pierrot" Archived 2009-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
- Ministerpräsident Stoiber verleiht Bayerischen Filmpreis 2006 Archived 2012-02-09 at the Wayback Machine, press release (in German)
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