Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 23-01-1944
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
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Rutger Oelsen Hauer (23 January 1944 - 19 July 2019) was a Dutch film actor. He was well known for his roles in Flesh + Blood, Blind Fury, Blade Runner, The Hitcher, Nighthawks, Sin City, Ladyhawke, The Blood of Heroes and Batman Begins. Hauer was born in Breukelen, Netherlands, to drama teachers Arend and Teunke, and grew up in Amsterdam. Since his parents were very occupied with their careers, he and his three sisters (one older, two younger) were raised mostly by nannies. At the age of 15, Hauer ran off to sea and spent a year scrubbing decks aboard a freighter. Returning home, he worked as an electrician and a carpenter for three years while attending acting classes at night school. He went on to join an experimental troupe, with which he remained for five years before he was cast in the lead role in the very successful 1969 television series Floris, a Dutch Ivanhoe-like medieval action drama. The role made him famous in his native country. Hauer's career changed course when director Paul Verhoeven cast him as the lead in Turkish Delight (1973) (based on the Jan Wolkers book of the same name). The movie found box-office favour abroad as well as at home, and within two years, its star was invited to make his English-language debut in the British film The Wilby Conspiracy (1975). Set in South Africa and starring Michael Caine and Sidney Poitier, the film was an action melodrama with a focus on apartheid. Hauer's supporting role, however, was barely noticed in Hollywood, and he returned to Dutch films for several years. Hauer made his American debut in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Nighthawks (1981), cast as a psychopathic and cold-blooded terrorist named "Wolfgar" (after a character in the Old English poem Beowulf). The following year, he appeared in arguably his most famous and acclaimed role as the eccentric, violent, yet sympathetic replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi thriller, Blade Runner. Hauer was a dedicated environmentalist. He fought for the release of Greenpeace's co-founder, Paul Watson, who was convicted in 1994 for sinking a Norwegian whaling vessel. Hauer has also established an AIDS awareness foundation called the Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation. He married his second wife, Ineke, in 1985 (they had been together since 1968); and he has one child, actress Aysha Hauer, who was born in 1966 and who made him a grandfather in 1988. In April 2007, he published his autobiography All Those Moments: Stories of Heroes, Villains, Replicants, and Blade Runners (co-written with Patrick Quinlan) where he discussed many of his movie roles. Proceeds of the book go to Hauer's Starfish Foundation.

Year Movie Character
1977 Soldier of Orange as Erik Lanshof
1991 Wedlock as Frank Warren
1997 Hostile Waters as Cap. Britanov
1994 Fatherland as SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March
1989 The Blood of Heroes as Sallow
1987 Wanted: Dead or Alive as Nick Randall
1983 The Osterman Weekend as John Tanner
1986 The Hitcher as John Ryder
1985 Flesh + Blood as Martin
1992 Split Second as Harley Stone
1999 New World Disorder as David Marx
1998 Tactical Assault as Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday
1993 Blind Side as Jake Shell
2007 Dead Tone as Det. John Criton
2011 The 5th Execution as Khant
1996 Precious Find as Armond Crille
1989 On a Moonlit Night as John Knott
2009 Barbarossa as Federico Barbarossa
1997 Redline as John Wade
1996 Omega Doom as Omega Doom
1992 Past Midnight as Ben Jordan
1975 Cold Blood as Cris
1996 Crossworlds as A.T.
2011 Hobo with a Shotgun as Hobo
1989 Blind Fury as Nick Parker
1988 The Legend of the Holy Drinker as Andreas Kartak
1997 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon as John Thornton
2011 The Mill and the Cross as Peter Bruegel
2011 The Heineken Kidnapping as Alfred Heineken
1984 A Breed Apart as Jim Malden
2001 Lying in Wait as Keith Miller
2008 Magic Flute Diaries as Dr. Richard Nagel
1992 Beyond Justice as Tom Burton
1993 Voyage as Morgan Norvell
2000 Partners in Crime as Gene Reardon
1978 Mysteries as Johan Nagel
2011 More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun as Himself
2014 The Letters as Benjamin Praagh
2017 Drawing Home as Carl Rungius
1982 Inside the Third Reich as Albert Speer
1979 Es begann bei Tiffany as Ryder
1998 Bone Daddy as Palmer
2009 Dazzle
1993 Arctic Blue as Ben Corbett
2016 Genderness
1991 Desert Law as Tom Burton
1995 Mr. Stitch as Doctor Rue Wakeman
1974 Dandelions as Rick
2015 Clones as Dr. Richards
2017 The Broken Key as Professor Moonlight
2015 Fifty Shades of Erotica
2001 The Room
2006 Blond, Blue Eyes as Self
1970 Requiem 2019
1970 Starfish Tango as Self
1982 Blade Runner as Roy Batty
1985 Ladyhawke as Captain Etienne Navarre
1973 Turkish Delight as Eric Vonk
1981 Nighthawks as Wulfgar
2005 The Poseidon Adventure as Bishop August Schmidt
1975 Katie Tippel as Hugo
2000 Slow Burn as Dr. Sam Dennis Charney
1994 Surviving the Game as Thomas Burns
2011 Black Butterflies as Abraham Jonker
2001 Flying Virus as Ezekial
2011 The Cardboard Village
1979 Fatal Error as Rinus de Gier
2011 The Reverend as The Withstander
2012 Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt as Freek van Dyk
1979 Woman Between Wolf and Dog
1994 Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight as Fred Noonan
2014 2047: Sights of Death as Colonel Asimov
1975 Cancer Rising as Pierre
2006 Mentor as Sanford Pollard
2004 Never Enough as Sebastian
2011 Spoon as Victor Spoon
2011 Portable Life as Antonio
1987 Escape from Sobibor as Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky
1983 Eureka as Claude Maillot Van Horn
1994 Nostradamus as The Mystic Monk
2006 The Hunt for Eagle One as Gen. Frank Lewis
1978 Pastorale 1943 as August Schultz
1997 Bleeders as Dr. Marlowe
2004 Tempesta as Van Beuningen
2012 Dracula 3D as Abraham van Helsing
1994 The Beans of Egypt, Maine as Rueben Bean
1996 Paul Verhoeven: From Holland to Hollywood as Himself
2015 Admiral as Maarten Tromp
1997 The Ruby Ring as Patrick Collins
2007 Starting Over as Peter Rossen
1981 Chanel Solitaire as Etienne de Balsan
2018 Corbin Nash as Stranger
1997 Eating Pattern as Bog
2008 The Prince of Motor City
2001 Storm Community as Matthijs
1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Lothos
1970 Tonight at Noon as Diego
2008 Bride Flight as Old Frank
2011 The Rite as Istvan Kovak
2007 Moving McAllister as Maxwell McAllister
1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway as The Brain
2007 Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner' as Self
2005 Mirror Wars: Reflection One as Mysterious Man
1997 Blast as Leo
1993 The Revenge of the Dead Indians as Himself
2002 Warrior Angels as Grekkor
2014 Francesco as Padre di Francesco
2016 Wax: We Are The X as Aron Mulder
2005 Dracula III: Legacy as Dracula
2018 The Sonata as Richard Marlowe
2017 24 Hours to Live as Frank
2002 The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair as Paul Marcinkus
2007 Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling as Self
2006 The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point as Gen. Frank Lewis
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind as Keeler
2002 Scorcher as US President Nelson
2005 Sin City as Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark
2016 Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich as Oskar Halminski
2003 The Hitcher: How Do These Movies Get Made?
1970 Isip the Warrior as Catholic Priest
1978 Heilige Jeanne as Dunois
1980 Spetters as Gerrit Witkamp
2006 Minotaur as Cyrnan
2018 Samson as Manoah
2010 Life's a Beach as Jean-Luc
2013 The Future as Maciste
2015 Behind the White Glasses
1999 Simon Magus as Count Albrecht, the Squire
2020 Break as Ray
1989 The Edge as Sheriff Emil Abel
2017 Gangsterdam as Dolph
2018 The Sisters Brothers as The Commodore
2021 Albert Speer und der Traum von Hollywood as Himself (archive footage)
2019 Cyberpunk Documentary PART 1 as Roy Batty (archive)
2005 Batman Begins as William Earle
1975 The Wilby Conspiracy as Blane Van Niekirk
2019 Iron Mask as English Ambassador
1994 Blood of the Innocent as Dr. Lem
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets as President of the World State Federation
1996 Mariette in Ecstasy as Chaplan
1997 Knockin' on Heaven's Door as Curtiz
2016 The Worlds of Philip K. Dick as Himself
2004 Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend' as Self
2011 All for One as Niemeyer
2001 Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal as Copilot MacIntosh
2000 On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' as Self
1969 Rond Floris as Self
2013 Real Playing Game as Steve Batier
2010 Happiness Runs as Insley
2007 Goal! II: Living the Dream as Rudi van der Merwe
1976 Naked and Lustful
1976 Max Havelaar as Duclari
2017 Uncle Howard as Self (archive footage)
1970 Emperor as John The Constant
2015 The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power as King Zakour
1984 Terror in the Aisles as Wulfgar (archive footage) (uncredited)
2015 Unity as Narrator (voice)
2001 The Room
1970 Requiem 2019
1970 Starfish Tango
1993 Arctic Blue
2009 Dazzle
1989 On a Moonlit Night

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