Dec 9, 6:38 AM EST

Dutch director Verhoeven to head Berlin film festival jury

AP Photo

Berlin Film Festival

Oscars 2010: Nominations
Oscars 2009:
Red Carpet
Oscars 2009: Red Carpet Panorama
Roman Polanski timeilne
Latest Movie News
Inside Kirk Douglas's intimate 100th birthday celebration

Climate change film 'An Inconvenient Truth' gets a sequel

Rats! Paris fights back against rodent infestation

Iowa Supreme Court upholds rezoning of Field of Dreams site

Dutch director Verhoeven to head Berlin film festival jury

Paris Hilton in Federal Court: Deposition
Paris Hilton in Federal Court: Exhibit 56
"Harry Potter" Quiz
Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later

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.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.