Rutger Hauer

 

 

Rutger Hauer

Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands

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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Movies

The Scorpion King: Quest for Power
King Zakour
Blade Runner
Roy Batty
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Curtiz
Batman Begins
Earle
Ladyhawke
Captain Etienne Navarre
Soldaat van Oranje
Erik Lanshof
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point
Gen. Frank Lewis
Wedlock
Frank Warren
Hostile Waters
Cap. Britanov
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Lothos
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Keeler
Turks Fruit
Eric Vonk
Fatherland
SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March
The Blood of Heroes
Sallow
Nighthawks
Wulfgar
Scorcher
US Präsident Nelson
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Nick Randall
The Wilby Conspiracy
Blane Van Niekirk
Tonight at Noon
Diego
Escape from Sobibor
Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky
The Osterman Weekend
John Tanner
The Hitcher
John Ryder
Flesh + Blood
Martin
Split Second
Harley Stone
Goal! II: Living the Dream
Rudi van der Merwe
Spetters
Gerrit Witkamp
The Poseidon Adventure
Bishop August Schmidt
New World Disorder
David Marx
Keetje Tippel
Hugo
Salem's Lot
Kurt Barlow
Tactical Assault
Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday
Blind Side
Jake Shell
Slow Burn
Dr. Sam Dennis Charney
7eventy 5ive
Det. John Criton
Ключ Саламандры
Khant
Precious Find
Armond Crille
Eureka
Claude Maillot Van Horn
On a Moonlit Night
John Knott
Barbarossa
Federico Barbarossa
Deathline
John Wade
Omega Doom
Omega Doom
Bride Flight
Old Frank
Surviving the Game
Thomas Burns
Past Midnight
Ben Jordan
Das Amulett des Todes
Cris
Crossworlds
A.T.
The Rite
Istvan Kovak
Moving McAllister
Maxwell McAllister
Nostradamus
The Mystic Monk
Hobo with a Shotgun
Hobo
The Hunt for Eagle One
Gen. Frank Lewis
Minotaur
Cyrnan
Blind Fury
Nick Parker
Pastorale 1943
August Schultz
Black Butterflies
Abraham Jonker
Alle for én
Niemeyer
Bloodhounds of Broadway
The Brain
Killer Buzz
Ezekial
La leggenda del santo bevitore
Andreas Kartak
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon
John Thornton
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner
Himself
Młyn i krzyż
Peter Bruegel
De Heineken Ontvoering
Alfred Heineken
Bleeders
Dr. Marlowe
Il villaggio di cartone
No character defined
Tempesta
Van Beuningen
A Breed Apart
Jim Malden
Grijpstra & De Gier
Rinus de Gier
Lying in Wait
Keith Miller
The Reverend
The Withstander
The 10th Kingdom
Huntsman
Samson
Manoah
Magic Flute Diaries
Dr. Richard Nagel
Beyond Justice
Tom Burton
Life's a Beach
Jean-Luc
Il futuro
Maciste
Zerkalnie voyni: Otrazhenie pervoye
No character defined
Dracula 3D
Abraham van Helsing
Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt
Freek van Dyk
Voyage
Morgan Norvell
Partners in Crime
Gene Reardon
Mysteries
Johan Nagel
More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun
Himself
Real Playing Game
Steve Batier
Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf
No character defined
The Letters
Benjamin Praagh
Drawing Home
Carl Rungius
The Beans of Egypt, Maine
No character defined
Blast
Leo
Paul Verhoeven: From Holland to Hollywood
Himself
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight
Fred Noonan
The Revenge of the Dead Indians
Himself
Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal
Copilot MacIntosh
Warrior Angels
Grekkor
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'
Himself
2047 - Sights of Death
Colonel Asimov
Het jaar van de kreeft
No character defined
Inside the Third Reich
Albert Speer
Michiel de Ruyter
Maarten Tromp
Es begann bei Tiffany
Ryder
Bone Daddy
Palmer
The Ruby Ring
Patrick Collins
Unity
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Starting Over
Peter Rossen
Dietro gli occhiali bianchi
No character defined
Flight of the Storks
Sonderman
Oogverblindend
No character defined
Francesco
Padre di Francesco
Arctic Blue
Ben Corbett
Wax: We Are The X
No character defined
Genderness
No character defined
Il principe del deserto
No character defined
Lexx 1.3: Eating Pattern
Bog
Sin City
Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark
Chanel Solitaire
Etienne de Balsan
Gangsterdam
Dolph
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich
Oskar Halminski
Voor koningin en vaderland
No character defined
Mr. Stitch
Doctor Rue Wakeman
Sin City - The Hard Goodbye
Roark
Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery
No character defined
Der wilde Blonde mit der heißen Maschine
Rick
Corbin Nash
Stranger
Clones
Dr. Richards
Merlin
King Vortigern
Mentor
Sanford Pollard
Dracula III: Legacy
Dracula
Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche-Handelmaatschappij
Duclari
La donneuse
No character defined
Beyond Forgiveness
No character defined
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
President of the World State Federation
The Sonata
No character defined
The Broken Key
No character defined
Les mondes de Philip K.Dick
Himself
24 Hours to Live
No character defined

Tv

Floris
Floris
Alias
No character defined
Smallville
No character defined
De Wereld Draait Door
No character defined
Lexx
No character defined
V Graham Norton
No character defined
Zomer Draait Door, De
No character defined
Duel in de diepte
No character defined
Merlin
King Vortingern
True Blood
Niall Brigan
The Last Kingdom
Ravn
The 10th Kingdom
The Huntsman
Metal Hurlant Chronicles
Kerm
Galavant
Kingsley
Floris von Rosemund
Floris
Flight of the Storks
Sonderman
Salem's Lot
Kurt Barlow