Rutger Hauer


Rutger Hauer

Rutger Oelsen Hauer is a Dutch film actor. He is 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 is 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 discusses many of his movie roles. Proceeds of the book go to Hauer's Starfish Foundation.

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Rutger Hauer is known for:

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers



True Blood

True Blood

Channel Zero

Channel Zero

The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom

Rutger Hauer Movie Credits

The Scorpion King: Quest for Power

Character : King Zakour

Blade Runner

Character : Roy Batty

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Character : Curtiz


Batman Begins

Character : Earle


Character : Captain Etienne Navarre

Soldaat van Oranje

Character : Erik Lanshof

The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point

Character : Gen. Frank Lewis


Character : Frank Warren

Hostile Waters

Character : Cap. Britanov

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Character : Lothos

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Character : Keeler

Turks Fruit

Character : Eric Vonk


Character : SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March

The Blood of Heroes

Character : Sallow


Character : Wulfgar


Character : US Präsident Nelson

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Character : Nick Randall

The Wilby Conspiracy

Character : Blane Van Niekirk

Tonight at Noon

Character : Diego

Escape from Sobibor

Character : Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky

The Osterman Weekend

Character : John Tanner

The Hitcher

Character : John Ryder

Flesh + Blood

Character : Martin

Split Second

Character : Harley Stone

Goal! II: Living the Dream

Character : Rudi van der Merwe


Character : Gerrit Witkamp

The Poseidon Adventure

Character : Bishop August Schmidt

New World Disorder

Character : David Marx

Keetje Tippel

Character : Hugo

Tactical Assault

Character : Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday

Blind Side

Character : Jake Shell

Slow Burn

Character : Dr. Sam Dennis Charney

Dead Tone

Character : Det. John Criton

Ключ Саламандры

Character : Khant

Precious Find

Character : Armond Crille


Character : Claude Maillot Van Horn

On a Moonlit Night

Character : John Knott


Character : Federico Barbarossa


Character : John Wade

Omega Doom

Character : Omega Doom

Bride Flight

Character : Old Frank

Surviving the Game

Character : Thomas Burns

Past Midnight

Character : Ben Jordan

Das Amulett des Todes

Character : Cris


Character : A.T.

The Rite

Character : Istvan Kovak

Moving McAllister

Character : Maxwell McAllister


Character : The Mystic Monk

Hobo with a Shotgun

Character : Hobo

The Hunt for Eagle One

Character : Gen. Frank Lewis


Character : Cyrnan

Blind Fury

Character : Nick Parker

Pastorale 1943

Character : August Schultz

Black Butterflies

Character : Abraham Jonker

Alle for én

Character : Niemeyer

Bloodhounds of Broadway

Character : The Brain

Killer Buzz

Character : Ezekial

La leggenda del santo bevitore

Character : Andreas Kartak

The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon

Character : John Thornton

Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner

Character : Himself

Młyn i krzyż

Character : Peter Bruegel

De Heineken Ontvoering

Character : Alfred Heineken


Character : Dr. Marlowe

Il villaggio di cartone

Character : No character defined


Character : Van Beuningen

A Breed Apart

Character : Jim Malden

Grijpstra & De Gier

Character : Rinus de Gier

Lying in Wait

Character : Keith Miller

The Reverend

Character : The Withstander


Character : Manoah

Magic Flute Diaries

Character : Dr. Richard Nagel

Beyond Justice

Character : Tom Burton

Life's a Beach

Character : Jean-Luc

Il futuro

Character : Maciste

Zerkalnie voyni: Otrazhenie pervoye

Character : No character defined

Dracula 3D

Character : Abraham van Helsing

Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt

Character : Freek van Dyk


Character : Morgan Norvell

Partners in Crime

Character : Gene Reardon


Character : Johan Nagel

More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun

Character : Himself

Real Playing Game

Character : Steve Batier

Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf

Character : No character defined

The Letters

Character : Benjamin Praagh

Drawing Home

Character : Carl Rungius

The Beans of Egypt, Maine

Character : Rueben Bean


Character : Leo

Paul Verhoeven: From Holland to Hollywood

Character : Himself

Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight

Character : Fred Noonan

The Revenge of the Dead Indians

Character : Himself

Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal

Character : Copilot MacIntosh

Warrior Angels

Character : Grekkor

On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'

Character : Himself

2047 - Sights of Death

Character : Colonel Asimov

Het jaar van de kreeft

Character : No character defined

Inside the Third Reich

Character : Albert Speer

Michiel de Ruyter

Character : Maarten Tromp

Es begann bei Tiffany

Character : Ryder

Bone Daddy

Character : Palmer

The Ruby Ring

Character : Patrick Collins


Character : Himself - Narrator (voice)

Starting Over

Character : Peter Rossen

Dietro gli occhiali bianchi

Character : No character defined


Character : No character defined


Character : Padre di Francesco

Arctic Blue

Character : Ben Corbett

Wax: We Are The X

Character : No character defined


Character : No character defined

Il principe del deserto

Character : No character defined

Lexx 1.3: Eating Pattern

Character : Bog

Sin City

Character : Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark

Chanel Solitaire

Character : Etienne de Balsan


Character : Dolph

Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich

Character : Oskar Halminski

Voor koningin en vaderland

Character : No character defined

Mr. Stitch

Character : Doctor Rue Wakeman

Вий 2. Тайна Печати дракона

Character : English ambassador

Der wilde Blonde mit der heißen Maschine

Character : Rick

Corbin Nash

Character : Stranger


Character : Dr. Richards


Character : Sanford Pollard

Dracula III: Legacy

Character : Dracula

Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche-Handelmaatschappij

Character : Duclari

La donneuse

Character : No character defined

Blood of the Innocent

Character : No character defined

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Character : President of the World State Federation

The Sonata

Character : No character defined

The Broken Key

Character : Professor Moonlight

Les mondes de Philip K.Dick

Character : Himself

24 Hours to Live

Character : Frank

Mariette in Ecstasy

Character : Chaplan

I banchieri di Dio - Il caso Calvi

Character : Paul Marcinkus

Flight of the Storks

Character : Sonderman

The 10th Kingdom

Character : Huntsman

The Sisters Brothers

Character : Commodore

Fifty Shades of Erotica

Character : No character defined

Rutger Hauer Tv Credits


Character : Floris


Character : No character defined


Character : Morgan Edge

De Wereld Draait Door

Character : No character defined


Character : No character defined

V Graham Norton

Character : No character defined

Zomer Draait Door, De

Character : No character defined

Duel in de diepte

Character : No character defined


Character : King Vortingern

True Blood

Character : Niall Brigan

The Last Kingdom

Character : Ravn

The 10th Kingdom

Character : The Huntsman

Metal Hurlant Chronicles

Character : Kerm


Character : Kingsley

Floris von Rosemund

Character : Floris

Flight of the Storks

Character : Sonderman

Salem's Lot

Character : Kurt Barlow

Channel Zero

Character : Joseph Peach

The 10th Kingdom

Character : Huntsman