Dutch director Verhoeven to head Berlin film festival jury

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Posted: Dec 09, 2016 6:38 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Paul Verhoeven has been named as president of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

The Dutch director was nominated for an Oscar with his 1973 film "Turkish Delight" and a Golden Globe for 1977's "Soldier of Orange."

After moving to Hollywood, Verhoeven made blockbusters such as "RoboCop," ''Total Recall' and "Basic Instinct."

The 78-year-old returned to moviemaking this year after a lengthy break with "Elle," starring Isabelle Huppert.

The Berlinale — the first of the year's major European film festivals — runs from Feb. 9 to Feb. 18.

The festival didn't specify Friday who else will serve on the 2017 jury. This year's jury was led by Meryl Streep.