He is known for roles in the 2007 Academy Award winning film The Lives of Others, in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and as Otto Düring in the fifth season of the Showtime series Homeland. He originally wanted to be a musician, but the production of the artistic director Claus Peymann influenced him in the late 70s to change his career aspiration in becoming an actor.
Basic Instinct-director Paul Verhoeven’s mesmerising 2007 return-to-form made van Houten a megastar in Holland and put her squarely on the international radar. “They used this weird mixture of potato powder and peanut butter and some sort of greasy cookie as a substitute, but it smelt so sweet, at the end of the day I was screaming for the real thing!
And, better late than never, Hollywood has finally wised up and come a-knocking “Honestly, I wished I’d been covered in real shit.
I think it would’ve been preferable.” Carice van Houten isn’t joking.
Guy confirmed the split saying: ‘'Kate and I will always love and support one another and be the best of friends.' 'No-one knows me like Kate does, and we’ll forever be appreciative of our mutual respect.
We’ve both grown enormously through our relationship, but sadly, the time has come to part ways,' he continued.