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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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Born:
Jan 23, 1944 In Breukelen, Netherlands
Movie/TV Credits:
215
First Appeared:
In the series Galavant
Latest Project:
Movie Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery 2017-12-31
Known For
Poster of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Poster of Daria
Poster of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Poster of Wedlock
Filmography
Movie Tonight at Noon Diego 2018
Series Mark Twain Tonight! John Thornton 2018
Movie Magic Flute Diaries Dr. Richard Nagel 2018
Movie Drawing Home Carl Rungius 2018
Series De koperen hond Unknown 2018
Movie Corbin Nash Stranger 2018
Movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets President of the World State Federation 2017-07-20
Movie Batman Begins Earle 2017
Movie Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery 2017-12-31
Movie Gangsterdam Dolph 2017-03-29
Movie Heilige Jeanne Dunois 2016
Movie Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Himself 2016
Movie Surviving the Game Thomas Burns 2016
Movie Simon Magus Count Albrecht, the Squire 2016
Movie Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer 2016
Movie Nighthawks Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt 2016
Movie Fatherland SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March 2016
Movie Blade Runner: Deleted and Alternate Scenes Roy Batty 2016
Movie Scorcher President Nelson 2016
Movie In the Shadow of the Cobra Gallo 2016
Series North America Narattor / ... 2016
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Bishop August Schmidt 2016
Movie Minotaur Cyrnan 2016
Movie Four Towers Viro 2016
Movie Victrix Declan 2016
Movie Char·ac·ter: The Interviews Himself 2016-04-20
Movie Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich Oskar Halminski 2016-10-03
Movie The Ruby Ring Patrick Collins 2016
Movie The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon John Thornton 2016
Movie Cyrano de Bergerac De Valvert 2016
Movie Turkish Delight Eric Vonk, the sculptor 2016
Movie Grijpstra & De Gier Rinus de Gier 2016
Movie Soldaat van Oranje Revisited Himself 2016
Movie Max Havelaar Duclari 2016
Movie Michiel de Ruyter Maarten Tromp 2016
Movie Soldier of Orange Erik Lanshof 2016
Series Flight of the Storks Sonderman 2016
Movie Voyage Morgan Norvell 2016
Movie On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' Himself 2016
Movie Eureka Claude Maillot Van Horn 2016
Movie Nostradamus The Mystic Monk 2016
Movie Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal Copilot MacIntosh 2016
Movie Flesh+Blood Martin 2016
Movie Emperor John The Constant 2016
Movie Split Second Harley Stone 2016
Movie Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Fred Noonan 2016
Movie The Blood of Heroes Sallow 2016
Movie Black Butterflies Abraham Jonker 2016
Movie Drawing Home Carl Rungius 2015
Series Galavant Kingsley 2015
Movie The Letters Benjamin Praagh 2015-12-04
Movie The Scorpion King: Quest for Power King Zakour 2015-01-09
Movie Behind the White Glasses 2015-09-21
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Spoon Victor Spoon 2015-05-08
Series Super Daddy Yeol John Knott 2015-03-13
Movie Wax: We Are The X 2015-02-24
Movie Admiral Maarten Tromp 2015-01-29
Series The Last Kingdom Ravn 2015-10-10
Movie Francesco Padre di Francesco 2014-12-08
Movie 2047: Sights of Death Colonel Asimov 2014-06-13
Series The Real History of Science Fiction Himself 2014-04-19
Movie Flight of the Storks Sonderman 2013-12-20
Movie The Future Maciste 2013-09-06
Movie Il futuro Maciste 2013-09-06
Movie Real Playing Game Steve Batier 2013-08-28
Movie Dracula 3D Abraham van Helsing 2012-11-09
Movie Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt Freek van Dyk 2012-10-18
Movie The Reverend The Withstander 2012-08-03
Movie The Reverend Withstander 2012-08-03
Movie The Heineken Kidnapping Alfred Heineken 2011-10-27
Movie Hobo with a Shotgun Hobo 2011
Movie De Heineken ontvoering Alfred Heineken 2011-10-27
Movie More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun Himself 2011-07-04
Movie Bride Flight Old Frank 2011-06-10
Movie Hobo with a Shotgun Hobo 2011-05-06
Movie The 5th Execution Khant 2011-03-24
Movie The Mill and the Cross Peter Bruegel 2011-03-18
Movie All for One Niemeyer 2011-02-10
Movie Black Butterflies Abraham Jonker 2011-02-06
Movie The Rite Istvan Kovak 2011-01-28
Movie The Rite Istvan Kovak 2011-01-28
Movie The Cardboard Village 2011-09-06
Movie Everything Must Go Kerm 2010-10-15
Movie Happiness Runs Insley 2010-05-07
Movie Life's a Beach Jean-Luc 2010-01-01
Movie Barbarossa Federico Barbarossa 2009-10-09
Movie The Prince of Motor City William Hamilton 2008
Movie Bride Flight Old Frank 2008-10-15
Series Zomer Draait Door, De Unknown 2007-06-02
Movie Dead Tone Detective John Criton 2007-08-24
Movie Moving McAllister Maxwell McAllister 2007-09-13
Series SP Blane Van Niekirk 2007-11-03
Movie Starting Over Peter Rossen 2007-11-10
Movie Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Himself 2007-12-18
Movie 7eventy 5ive Det. John Criton 2007-05-16
Movie Goal II: Living the Dream Rudi van der Merwe 2007
Movie Goal! II: Living the Dream Rudi van der Merwe 2007-02-09
Movie Starting Over Peter Rossen 2007-12-26
Series Der Winzerkönig David Marx 2006-07-10
Movie The Hunt for Eagle One Gen. Frank Lewis 2006
Movie The Hunt for Eagle One Gen. Frank Lewis 2006-01-17
Movie The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point Gen. Frank Lewis 2006-06-27
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Bishop August Schmidt 2005-11-20
Series De Wereld Draait Door Unknown 2005-10-10
Movie Mirror Wars: Reflection One 2005-09-01
Movie Batman Begins Earle 2005-06-10
Movie Sin City Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark 2005-04-01
Movie Dracula III: Legacy Dracula 2005-01-01
Movie Salem's Lot Kurt Barlow 2004-06-20
Movie Tempesta Van Beuningen 2004-05-10
Movie Scorcher US Präsident Nelson 2003-01-01
Movie Wilder Dr. Sam Dennis Charney 2003-05-13
Movie The Hitcher: 'How Do These Movies Get Made?' Himself 2003-03-04
Movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Keeler 2002-12-30
Movie Warrior Angels Grekkor 2002-10-11
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie I banchieri di Dio Cardinale Marcinkus 2002-03-08
Movie Killer Buzz Ezekial 2001-12-31
Series Smallville Unknown 2001-10-16
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Lying in Wait Keith Miller 2001-03-15
Movie Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal Copilot MacIntosh 2001-05-13
Series Kate Brasher Cyrnan 2001-02-24
Movie The 10th Kingdom Huntsman 2000-02-25
Movie Slow Burn Dr. Sam Dennis Charney 2000-11-01
Movie The 10th Kingdom Huntsman 2000
Movie My VH1 Music Awards The General 2000
Movie Partners in Crime Gene Reardon 2000-01-07
Movie On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' Himself 2000-01-01
Series The 10th Kingdom The Huntsman 2000-02-27
Movie Tactical Assault Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday 1999-01-01
Movie Merlin King Vortigern 1998-04-26
Movie Bone Daddy Palmer 1998-06-19
Movie Merlin King Vortigern 1998
Series Merlin King Vortingern 1998-04-26
Movie Crossworlds A.T. 1997-01-08
Movie Knockin' on Heaven's Door Curtiz 1997-02-20
Series Daria Cap. Britanov 1997-03-03
Movie Blast Leo 1997-03-13
Series Lexx Unknown 1997-04-18
Movie Hostile Waters Capt. Britanov 1997-07-26
Movie Bleeders Dr. Marlowe 1997-07-31
Movie Bleeders Dr. Marlowe 1997-07-31
Movie The Ruby Ring Patrick Collins 1997-11-26
Movie Knockin' on Heaven's Door Curtiz 1997
Movie Precious Find Armond Crille 1996-01-01
Movie Crossworlds A.T. 1996-10-30
Movie Paul Verhoeven: From Holland to Hollywood Himself 1996-01-08
Movie Omega Doom Omega Doom 1996-01-01
Movie Mr. Stitch Doctor Rue Wakeman 1995-11-20
Movie Blood of the Innocent 1995-01-01
Movie The Beans of Egypt, Maine Reuben Bean 1994
Movie The Beans of Egypt, Maine 1994-01-01
Movie Nostradamus The Mystic Monk 1994-01-01
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 Arctic Blue Ben Corbett 1993
Movie Arctic Blue Ben Corbett 1993-01-01
Movie Voyage Morgan Norvell 1993-06-01
Movie Blind Side Jake Shell 1993-01-30
Movie Blind Side Jake Shell 1993-01-30
Movie The Revenge of the Dead Indians Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Beyond Justice Tom Burton 1992-12-02
Movie Wedlock Frank Warren 1992-11-05
Movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lothos 1992-07-24
Movie Split Second Harley Stone 1992-05-01
Movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lothos 1992
Movie Wedlock Frank Warren 1991-05-10
Movie Singapore Sling Floris 1990-09-13
Movie The Blood of Heroes Sallow 1989-10-19
Movie Blind Fury Nick Parker 1989
Movie Blind Fury Nick Parker 1989-08-17
Movie Bloodhounds of Broadway The Brain 1989-11-03
Movie Bloodhounds of Broadway The Brain 1989
Movie The Edge Sheriff Emil Abel 1989
Movie The Legend of the Holy Drinker Andreas Kartak 1988-09-01
Movie Escape from Sobibor Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky 1987-04-12
Movie Escape from Sobibor Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky 1987-04-12
Movie Wanted: Dead or Alive Nick Randall 1987-01-16
Movie Wanted: Dead or Alive Nick Randall 1987-01-16
Movie The Hitcher John Ryder 1986
Movie The Hitcher John Ryder 1986-02-21
Movie Ladyhawke Captain Etienne Navarre 1985-03-27
Movie Flesh + Blood Martin 1985-08-30
Movie A Breed Apart Jim Malden 1984-07-01
Movie Eureka Claude Maillot Van Horn 1983-05-01
Movie The Osterman Weekend John Tanner 1983-10-14
Movie Blade Runner Roy Batty 1982
Movie Blade Runner Roy Batty 1982-06-25
Movie Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer 1982-05-09
Movie Chanel Solitaire Etienne de Balsan 1981
Movie Chanel Solitaire Etienne de Balsan 1981-01-01
Movie Nighthawks Wulfgar 1981-03-17
Movie Spetters Gerrit Witkamp 1980-02-28
Series Duel in de diepte Unknown 1979-10-02
Movie Fatal Error Rinus de Gier 1979-09-20
Movie Woman Between Wolf and Dog 1979-06-04
Movie Woman in a Twilight Garden Adriaan 1979
Movie Es begann bei Tiffany Ryder 1979-04-30
Movie Pastorale 1943 August Schultz 1978-04-20
Movie Mysteries Johan Nagel 1978-09-07
Movie Mysteries Johan Nagel 1978-09-07
Movie La donneuse 1977-05-03
Movie Soldier of Orange Erik Lanshof 1977-09-22
Movie Cold Blood Cris 1975-07-18
Movie The Wilby Conspiracy Blane Van Niekirk 1975-05-22
Movie Katie Tippel Hugo 1975-03-06
Movie Dandelions Rick 1974-10-11
Series Mr. Men John Wade 1974-01-01
Movie Turkish Delight Eric Vonk 1973-02-22
Series Őrjárat az égen Ben Jordan 1970-03-15
Series Floris Floris / ... 1969-10-05
Movie X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes Unknown 1963-09-18