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Jeroen Krabbé is a Dutch actor and film director. Born in Amsterdam 1944, into an artistic family.He first came to prominence in fellow Dutch countryman Paul Verhoeven's films Soldaat van Oranje opposite Rutger Hauer and De Vierde man with Renée Soutendijk.

His first big American film was the mediocre Whoopi Goldberg comedy Jumpin' Jack Flash. However It is as the 'bad guy' in a string of International films from the late 1980s which brought him international stardom, with notable films being No Mercy, (1986), the James Bond film The Living Daylights, (1987), The Punisher, (1990), and The Fugitive, (1983). He has also appeared in numerous TV productions including the last episode of Dynasty and as Satan in the TV production Jesus.

He has also been both director, and producer recently with a poignant film about Jews during the 1970s in the Netherlands co-starring Isabella Rossellini, and Maximilian Schell called Left Luggage made in 1998 and the Harry Mulisch novel adapted into film The Discovery of Heaven.

Apart from acting and directing he is an accomplished artist (his paintings have graced Dutch stamps) and co-authored a Dutch cook-book. In november 2004 he released the book schilder, which is an overview of his paintings.

He has also been immortalised in wax at the Amsterdam Madame Tussaud's Wax museum.

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