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Rutger Hauer

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.


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Born:
Jan 23, 1944 In Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
Movie/TV Credits:
133
First Appeared:
In the movie Emperor
Latest Project:
Movie Break 2020-04-20
Known For

Rutger Hauer Movies Filmography

Movie
Emperor
John The Constant 2022
Movie
Break
Ray 2020-04-20
Movie
Iron Mask
English Ambassador 2019-08-16
Movie
The Sisters Brothers
The Commodore 2018-09-19
Movie
The Sonata
Richard Marlowe 2018-11-15
Movie
Samson
Manoah 2018-02-16
Movie
Corbin Nash
Stranger 2018-04-20
Movie
Drawing Home
Carl Rungius 2017-12-01
Movie
The Broken Key
Professor Moonlight 2017-11-16
Movie
24 Hours to Live
Frank 2017-10-26
Movie
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
President of the World State Federation 2017-07-20
Movie
Gangsterdam
Dolph 2017-03-29
Series
Mata Hari
Стольбаккен 2017-03-20
Movie
Uncle Howard
Self (archive footage) 2017-03-10
Series
Channel Zero
Joseph Peach 2016-10-11
Movie
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich
Oskar Halminski 2016-10-03
Movie
The Worlds of Philip K. Dick
Himself 2016-03-02
Movie
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power
King Zakour 2015-01-09
Movie
Admiral
Maarten Tromp 2015-01-29
Movie
Wax: We Are The X
2015-02-24
Movie
Fifty Shades of Erotica
2015-04-13
Movie
Unity
Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie
Behind the White Glasses
2015-09-21
Movie
The Letters
Benjamin Praagh 2015-12-04
Movie
Francesco
Padre di Francesco 2014-12-08
Movie
2047: Sights of Death
Colonel Asimov 2014-06-13
Movie
The Future
Maciste 2013-09-06
Movie
Real Playing Game
Steve Batier 2013-08-28
Series
Flight of the Storks
Sonderman 2013-01-21
Movie
Dracula 3D
Abraham van Helsing 2012-11-09
Series
Metal Hurlant Chronicles
Kerm 2012-10-27
Movie
Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt
Freek van Dyk 2012-10-18
Movie
The Reverend
The Withstander 2012-08-03
Movie
The Rite
Istvan Kovak 2011-01-28
Movie
Black Butterflies
Abraham Jonker 2011-02-06
Movie
All for One
Niemeyer 2011-02-10
Movie
The Mill and the Cross
Peter Bruegel 2011-03-18
Movie
The 5th Execution
Khant 2011-03-24
Movie
More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun
Himself 2011-07-04
Movie
Hobo with a Shotgun
Hobo 2011-05-06
Movie
The Heineken Kidnapping
Alfred Heineken 2011-10-27
Movie
Life's a Beach
Jean-Luc 2010-01-01
Movie
Barbarossa
Federico Barbarossa 2009-10-09
Movie
Bride Flight
Old Frank 2008-10-15
Movie
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner
Himself 2007-12-18
Movie
Moving McAllister
Maxwell McAllister 2007-09-13
Movie
Dead Tone
Det. John Criton 2007-05-16
Movie
Goal! II: Living the Dream
Rudi van der Merwe 2007-02-09
Movie
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point
Gen. Frank Lewis 2006-06-27
Movie
Minotaur
Cyrnan 2006-03-11
Movie
The Hunt for Eagle One
Gen. Frank Lewis 2006-01-17
Movie
Sin City
Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark 2005-04-01
Movie
Batman Begins
Earle 2005-06-10
Movie
Mirror Wars: Reflection One
2005-09-01
Movie
The Poseidon Adventure
Bishop August Schmidt 2005-11-20
Movie
Dracula III: Legacy
Dracula 2005-07-12
Series
Salem's Lot
Kurt Barlow 2004-06-20
Movie
Tempesta
Van Beuningen 2004-05-10
Movie
The Hitcher: How Do These Movies Get Made?
2003-03-04
Movie
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Keeler 2002-12-31
Movie
Warrior Angels
Grekkor 2002-10-11
Movie
The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair
Paul Marcinkus 2002-03-07
Movie
Scorcher
US Präsident Nelson 2002-01-01
Movie
Killer Buzz
Ezekial 2001-12-31
Movie
Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal
Copilot MacIntosh 2001-05-13
Movie
The Room
2001-04-03
Movie
Lying in Wait
Keith Miller 2001-03-15
Series
The 10th Kingdom
Huntsman 2000-02-27
Movie
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'
Himself 2000-01-01
Movie
Slow Burn
Dr. Sam Dennis Charney 2000-11-01
Movie
Tactical Assault
Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday 1999-01-01
Movie
Simon Magus
Count Albrecht, the Squire 1999-02-17
Series
Merlin
King Vortingern 1998-04-26
Movie
Bone Daddy
Palmer 1998-07-19
Movie
The Ruby Ring
Patrick Collins 1997-11-26
Movie
Hostile Waters
Cap. Britanov 1997-10-18
Movie
Bleeders
Dr. Marlowe 1997-07-31
Movie
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon
John Thornton 1997-06-22
Movie
Blast
Leo 1997-03-13
Movie
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Curtiz 1997-02-20
Movie
Deathline
John Wade 1997-12-22
Movie
Crossworlds
A.T. 1996-10-30
Movie
Mariette in Ecstasy
Chaplan 1996-07-04
Movie
Omega Doom
Omega Doom 1996-01-01
Movie
Precious Find
Armond Crille 1996-01-01
Movie
Mr. Stitch
Doctor Rue Wakeman 1995-11-20
Movie
Nostradamus
The Mystic Monk 1994-01-01
Movie
Blood of the Innocent
Dr. Lem 1994-01-01
Movie
The Beans of Egypt, Maine
Rueben Bean 1994-11-23
Movie
Surviving the Game
Thomas Burns 1994-04-15
Movie
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight
Fred Noonan 1994-06-12
Movie
Fatherland
SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March 1994-11-26
Movie
Voyage
Morgan Norvell 1993-06-01
Movie
Blind Side
Jake Shell 1993-01-30
Movie
Arctic Blue
Ben Corbett 1993-01-01
Movie
Beyond Justice
Tom Burton 1992-12-02
Movie
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Lothos 1992-07-24
Movie
Split Second
Harley Stone 1992-05-01
Movie
Wedlock
Frank Warren 1991-05-10
Movie
Past Midnight
Ben Jordan 1991-01-01
Movie
Blind Fury
Nick Parker 1989-08-17
Movie
On a Moonlit Night
John Knott 1989-09-05
Movie
Bloodhounds of Broadway
The Brain 1989-11-03
Movie
The Blood of Heroes
Sallow 1989-10-19
Movie
The Legend of the Holy Drinker
Andreas Kartak 1988-09-01
Movie
Escape from Sobibor
Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky 1987-04-12
Movie
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Nick Randall 1987-01-16
Movie
The Hitcher
John Ryder 1986-02-21
Movie
Flesh + Blood
Martin 1985-08-30
Movie
Ladyhawke
Captain Etienne Navarre 1985-03-27
Movie
A Breed Apart
Jim Malden 1984-06-01
Movie
The Osterman Weekend
John Tanner 1983-10-14
Movie
Eureka
Claude Maillot Van Horn 1983-05-01
Movie
Blade Runner
Roy Batty 1982-06-25
Movie
Inside the Third Reich
Albert Speer 1982-05-09
Movie
Nighthawks
Wulfgar 1981-03-17
Movie
Chanel Solitaire
Etienne de Balsan 1981-01-01
Movie
Spetters
Gerrit Witkamp 1980-02-28
Series
Voor koningin en vaderland
Erik Lanshof 1979-01-13
Movie
Woman in a Twilight Garden
1979-06-04
Movie
Mysteries
Johan Nagel 1978-09-07
Movie
Pastorale 1943
August Schultz 1978-04-20
Movie
Soldier of Orange
Erik Lanshof 1977-09-22
Movie
Naked and Lustful
1976-11-01
Movie
Max Havelaar
Duclari 1976-09-09
Movie
Cancer Rising
1975-09-18
Series
Floris von Rosemund
Floris 1975-08-09
Movie
Cold Blood
Cris 1975-07-18
Movie
Katie Tippel
Hugo 1975-03-06
Movie
The Wilby Conspiracy
Blane Van Niekirk 1975-02-01
Movie
Dandelions
Rick 1974-10-11
Movie
Turkish Delight
Eric Vonk 1973-02-22
Series
Floris
Floris 1969-10-05