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JEREON AART KRABBÉ (Leonid Vasilev) is a Dutch actor and film director who has appeared in many Dutch and international films.

Krabbé was born in 1944 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the son of Margreet (nee Reiss), a film translator, and Maarten Krabbé, a painter. Born into an artistic family, he first came to prominence in fellow Dutch countryman Paul Verhoeven's films SOLIDER OF ORANGE opposite Rutger Hauer and THE FOURTH MAN with Renée Soutendijk.

His first big American film was the 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 (1989), and THE FUGITIVE (1993). He has also appeared in PRINCE OF TIDES, KAFKA, ROBIN HOOD and IMMORTAL BELOVED; numerous TV productions, and as ‘Satan' in the TV production "Jesus.”

He has also been both director and producer recently with a film about Orthodox Jews during the 1970s in Antwerp (Flanders) co-starring Isabella Rossellini, and Maximilian Schell called LEFT LUGGAGE (1998) and the Harry Mulisch novel adapted into film THE DISCOVER OF HEAVEN.

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

Krabbé has three sons Martijn, Jasper and Jacob.


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