Rutger Hauer

Actor / Film Director / Environmentalist | * 01/23/1944 († 75, 07/19/2019) | Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
Rutger Oelsen Hauer (Dutch: [ˈrʏtxər ˈulsə(n) ˈɦʌuər]; 23 January 1944 – 19 July 2019) was a Dutch actor. In 1999, he was named by the Dutch public as the Best Dutch Actor of the Century. Hauer's career began in 1969 with the title role in the Dutch television series Floris and surged with his leading role in Turkish Delight (1973), which in 1999 was named the Best Dutch Film of the Century. After gaining international recognition with Soldier of Orange (1977) and Spetters (1980), he moved into American films such as Nighthawks (1981) and Blade Runner (1982), starring in the latter as self-aware android Roy Batty. His performance in Blade Runner led to roles in ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Action

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Rutger Hauer

Golden Calf Culture Prize Golden Calf for Best Actor Order of The Netherlands Lion Golden Globe Award

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Movies with Rutger Hauer as Actor(142)

as Diego2021 Tonight at Noon
as Dr. Richard Nagel2020 Magic Flute Diaries
as Ray2020 Break
as The Commodore2018 The Sisters Brothers
as Stranger2018 Corbin Nash
as Manoah2018 Samson
as Himself (archive footage)2017 Uncle Howard
as Professor Moonlight2017 The Broken Key
as Dolph2017 Gangsterdam
as President of the World State Federation2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
as Carl Rungius2017 Drawing Home
as Frank2017 24 Hours to Live
as Himself - Narrator (voice)2015 Unity
as Benjamin Praagh2015 The Letters
as Maarten Tromp2015 Admiral
as Dr. Richards2015 Clones
as Padre di Francesco2014 Francesco
as Colonel Asimov2014 2047: Sights of Death
as Maciste2013 The Future
as Steve Batier2013 Real Playing Game
as Abraham van Helsing2012 Dracula 3D
as Freek van Dyk2012 Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt
as The Withstander2012 The Reverend
as Istvan Kovak2011 The Rite
as Abraham Jonker2011 Black Butterflies
as Khant2011 The 5th Execution
as Alfred Heineken2011 The Heineken Kidnapping
as Niemeyer2011 All for One
as Peter Bruegel2011 The Mill and the Cross
as Jean-Luc2010 Life's a Beach
as Federico Barbarossa2009 Barbarossa
2009 Dazzle
as Old Frank2008 Bride Flight
as Rudi van der Merwe2007 Goal! II: Living the Dream
as Det. John Criton2007 Dead Tone
as Peter Rossen2007 Starting Over
as Maxwell McAllister2007 Moving McAllister
as Cyrnan2006 Minotaur
as Gen. Frank Lewis2006 The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point
as Sanford Pollard2006 Mentor
as Gen. Frank Lewis2006 The Hunt for Eagle One
as Earle2005 Batman Begins
as Dracula2005 Dracula III: Legacy
as Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark2005 Sin City
as Bishop August Schmidt2005 The Poseidon Adventure
as Van Beuningen2004 Tempesta
as Grekkor2002 Warrior Angels
as US Präsident Nelson2002 Scorcher
as Ezekial2001 Killer Buzz
as Keith Miller2001 Lying in Wait
as Copilot MacIntosh2001 Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal
as Gene Reardon2000 Partners in Crime
as Dr. Sam Dennis Charney2000 Slow Burn
as David Marx1999 New World Disorder
as Count Albrecht, the Squire1999 Simon Magus
as Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday1999 Tactical Assault
as Palmer1998 Bone Daddy
1998 Merlin
as King Vortigern1998 Merlin
as John Wade1997 Deathline
as Dr. Marlowe1997 Bleeders
as Cap. Britanov1997 Hostile Waters
as Patrick Collins1997 The Ruby Ring
as Leo1997 Blast
as Armond Crille1996 Precious Find
as A.T.1996 Crossworlds
as Omega Doom1996 Omega Doom
as Chaplan1996 Mariette in Ecstasy
as Doctor Rue Wakeman1995 Mr. Stitch
as SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March1994 Fatherland
as Thomas Burns1994 Surviving the Game
as The Mystic Monk1994 Nostradamus
as Rueben Bean1994 The Beans of Egypt, Maine
as Dr. Lem1994 Blood of the Innocent
as Ben Corbett1993 Arctic Blue
as Morgan Norvell1993 Voyage
as Jake Shell1993 Blind Side
as Harley Stone1992 Split Second
as Tom Burton1992 Beyond Justice
as Frank Warren1991 Wedlock
as Ben Jordan1991 Past Midnight
as Sallow1989 The Blood of Heroes
as The Brain1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
as Nick Parker1989 Blind Fury
as Sheriff Emil Abel1989 The Edge
as John Knott1989 On a Moonlit Night
as Andreas Kartak1988 The Legend of the Holy Drinker
as Nick Randall1987 Wanted: Dead or Alive
as Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky1987 Escape from Sobibor
as John Ryder1986 The Hitcher
as Captain Etienne Navarre1985 Ladyhawke
as Martin1985 Flesh + Blood
as Jim Malden1984 A Breed Apart
as Claude Maillot Van Horn1983 Eureka
as John Tanner1983 The Osterman Weekend
as Roy Batty1982 Blade Runner
as Albert Speer1982 Inside the Third Reich
as Wulfgar1981 Nighthawks
as Etienne de Balsan1981 Chanel Solitaire
as Gerrit Witkamp1980 Spetters
as Rinus de Gier1979 Fatal Error
as August Schultz1978 Pastorale 1943
as Johan Nagel1978 Mysteries
as Erik Lanshof1977 Soldier of Orange
as Duclari1976 Max Havelaar
as Cris1975 Cold Blood
as Blane Van Niekirk1975 The Wilby Conspiracy
as Hugo1975 Katie Tippel
as Rick1974 Dandelions
as Eric Vonk1973 Turkish Delight

TV Shows/Series with Rutger Hauer as Actor(19)

as Стольбаккен2017 Mata Hari
as Tillman2017 Porters
as Joseph Peach2016 Channel Zero
as Ravn2015 The Last Kingdom
as Kingsley2015 Galavant
as Sonderman2013 Flight of the Storks
as Kurt Barlow2013 Vive cantando
as King Vortingern2013 Unbreakable Machine-Doll
as Niall Brigan2008 True Blood
as Morgan Edge2001 Smallville
2001 Alias
1997 Lexx
as Huntsman1991 E! News
as Floris1975 Floris von Rosemund
as Floris1969 Floris

Movies with Rutger Hauer as Crew(3)

Directing/Director2001 The Room
Production/Co-Executive Producer1993 Arctic Blue
Writing/Dialogue1989 On a Moonlit Night

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Rutger Hauer
Born: Sunday, 01/23 1944 (January) in Breukelen
Died: Friday, 07/19 2019 (July) in Beetsterzwaag (aged: 75)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: Dutch (NL)
Member of: ShortCutz Amsterdam Film Festival jury members
Spouses (current/former): Heidi Merz, Ineke ten Cate
Children: Aysha Hauer
Father: Arend Hauer
Mother: Teunke Mellema
Other names for Rutger Hauer (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"The Dutch Paul Newman"
"Rutger Oelsen Hauer"
"Рутгер Хауэр"
Rutger Hauer frequently works together with these people:
Paul Verhoeven (9x, Crew)
Todd Slavkin (9x, Crew)
Brian Peterson (8x, Crew)
Robert Rodriguez (7x, Crew)
Kelly Souders (7x, Crew)
Gerard Soeteman (7x, Crew)
Darren Swimmer (7x, Crew)
Al Septien (6x, Crew)
Tim Scanlan (6x, Crew)
Turi Meyer (6x, Crew)
Lech Majewski (6x, Crew)
Frank Miller (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:376, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/03/2020