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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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Jan 23, 1944 In Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Magic Flute Diaries
Latest Project:
Pelicula Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask 2018-08-16
Known For
Poster of The Last Kingdom
Poster of Unity
Poster of Moving McAllister
Poster of Duel in de diepte
Pelicula Magic Flute Diaries Dr. Richard Nagel 2019
Pelicula Tonight at Noon Diego 2019
Pelicula Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask English ambassador 2018-08-16
Pelicula Corbin Nash Stranger 2018-04-20
Pelicula Sansón Manoah 2018-02-16
Series De koperen hond Unknown 2017
Pelicula Gangsterdam Dolph 2017-03-29
Series Het gestolen kasteel Unknown 2017
Pelicula The Broken Key Professor Moonlight 2017-11-16
Pelicula Drawing Home Carl Rungius 2017-12-01
Pelicula Valerian y la ciudad de los mil planetas President of the World State Federation 2017-07-20
Pelicula 24 horas para vivir Frank 2017-10-26
Pelicula The Worlds of Philip K. Dick Himself 2016-03-02
Series Channel Zero Joseph Peach 2016-10-11
Pelicula Valkiria: El amanecer del Cuarto Reich Oskar Halminski 2016-10-03
Pelicula El rey Escorpión 4: La búsqueda del poder King Zakour 2015-01-09
Pelicula Michiel de Ruyter: El almirante Maarten Tromp 2015-01-29
Pelicula Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Series The Last Kingdom Ravn 2015-10-10
Pelicula Wax: We Are The X 2015-02-24
Pelicula Cartas de la Madre Teresa Benjamin Praagh 2015-12-04
Pelicula Behind the White Glasses 2015-09-21
Pelicula Francesco Padre di Francesco 2014-12-08
Pelicula 2047: Sights of Death Colonel Asimov 2014-06-13
Pelicula Il futuro Maciste 2013-09-06
Series Flight of the Storks Sonderman 2013-01-21
Pelicula Real Playing Game Steve Batier 2013-08-28
Pelicula The Reverend The Withstander 2012-08-03
Pelicula Dracula 3D Abraham van Helsing 2012-11-09
Pelicula Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt Freek van Dyk 2012-10-18
Series Metal Hurlant Chronicles Kerm 2012-10-27
Pelicula All for One Niemeyer 2011-02-10
Pelicula El molino y la cruz Peter Bruegel 2011-03-18
Pelicula El rito Istvan Kovak 2011-01-28
Pelicula Black Butterflies Abraham Jonker 2011-02-06
Pelicula Il villaggio di cartone 2011-09-06
Pelicula The 5th Execution Khant 2011-03-24
Pelicula Hobo with a Shotgun Hobo 2011-05-06
Pelicula El secuestro de Alfred Heineken Alfred Heineken 2011-10-27
Pelicula More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun Himself 2011-07-04
Pelicula Life's a Beach Jean-Luc 2010-01-01
Pelicula Dazzle 2009-01-01
Pelicula Barbarroja Federico Barbarossa 2009-10-09
Series True Blood (Sangre Fresca) Niall Brigan 2008-09-07
Pelicula Bride Flight Old Frank 2008-10-15
Pelicula ¡Goool 2! Viviendo el sueño Rudi van der Merwe 2007-02-09
Pelicula Dead Tone Det. John Criton 2007-05-16
Pelicula Moving McAllister Maxwell McAllister 2007-09-13
Pelicula Comenzar de nuevo Peter Rossen 2007-11-10
Pelicula Días Peligrosos: Creando Blade Runner Himself 2007-12-18
Series Zomer Draait Door, De Unknown 2007-06-02
Pelicula A la caza del enemigo Gen. Frank Lewis 2006-01-17
Pelicula La caza del Águila Uno Gen. Frank Lewis 2006-06-27
Pelicula Minotaur Cyrnan 2006-03-11
Pelicula Mentor Sanford Pollard 2006-04-28
Pelicula Sin City, Ciudad del pecado Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark 2005-04-01
Pelicula Batman Begins William Earle 2005-06-17
Pelicula La aventura del Poseidón Bishop August Schmidt 2005-11-20
Pelicula Drácula III: Legado Dracula 2005-07-12
Series De Wereld Draait Door Unknown 2005-10-10
Pelicula Ídolos del aire 2005-09-01
Pelicula Tempesta Van Beuningen 2004-05-10
Pelicula Scorcher US Präsident Nelson 2003-01-01
Pelicula The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair Paul Marcinkus 2002-03-07
Pelicula Warrior Angels Grekkor 2002-10-11
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Pelicula Confesiones de una mente peligrosa Keeler 2002-12-30
Pelicula Espera Mortal Keith Miller 2001-03-15
Pelicula Abejas asesinas Ezekial 2001-12-31
Series Smallville Unknown 2001-10-16
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Pelicula Turbulence. Secuestro en la red Copilot MacIntosh 2001-05-13
Pelicula On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' Himself 2000-01-01
Pelicula Compañeros en el crimen Gene Reardon 2000-01-07
Series El décimo reino Huntsman 2000-02-27
Pelicula Cómplices Dr. Sam Dennis Charney 2000-11-01
Pelicula New World Disorder David Marx 1999-12-03
Pelicula Aguilas de combate Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday 1999-01-01
Pelicula Bone Daddy Palmer 1998-07-19
Series Merlin King Vortingern 1998-04-26
Series Lexx Unknown 1997-04-18
Pelicula Llamando a las puertas del cielo Curtiz 1997-02-20
Pelicula Blast Leo 1997-03-13
Pelicula Llamada salvaje John Thornton 1997-06-22
Pelicula Hemoglobina (Herencia de sangre) Dr. Marlowe 1997-07-31
Pelicula The Ruby Ring Patrick Collins 1997-11-26
Pelicula Deathline John Wade 1997-12-22
Pelicula Hostile Waters Cap. Britanov 1997-10-18
Pelicula Lexx 1.3: Eating Pattern Bog 1997-09-04
Pelicula Apocalipsis Omega Omega Doom 1996-01-01
Pelicula Paul Verhoeven: From Holland to Hollywood Himself 1996-01-08
Pelicula Entre dos mundos A.T. 1996-10-30
Pelicula Yacimiento lunar Armond Crille 1996-01-01
Pelicula Blood of the Innocent 1995-01-01
Pelicula Mr. Stitch Doctor Rue Wakeman 1995-11-20
Pelicula Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Fred Noonan 1994-06-12
Pelicula Patria SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March 1994-11-26
Pelicula Nostradamus The Mystic Monk 1994-01-01
Pelicula Juego de supervivencia Thomas Burns 1994-04-15
Pelicula The Beans of Egypt, Maine Rueben Bean 1994-01-01
Pelicula Arctic Blue Ben Corbett 1993-01-01
Pelicula Voyage Morgan Norvell 1993-06-01
Pelicula Sin testigos Jake Shell 1993-01-30
Pelicula The Revenge of the Dead Indians Himself 1993-01-01
Pelicula Más Allá de la Justicia Tom Burton 1992-12-02
Pelicula Buffy, la cazavampiros Lothos 1992-07-24
Pelicula Segundo sangriento Harley Stone 1992-05-01
Pelicula Past Midnight Ben Jordan 1991-01-01
Pelicula Peligrosamente unidos Frank Warren 1991-05-10
Pelicula Desert Law 1991-03-19
Pelicula Furia ciega Nick Parker 1989-08-17
Pelicula Sangre de héroes Sallow 1989-10-19
Pelicula Bloodhounds of Broadway The Brain 1989-11-03
Pelicula On a Moonlit Night John Knott 1989-09-05
Pelicula La leyenda del santo bebedor Andreas Kartak 1988-09-01
Pelicula Wanted: Dead or Alive Nick Randall 1987-01-16
Pelicula La escapada de Sobibor Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky 1987-04-12
Pelicula Carretera al infierno John Ryder 1986-02-21
Pelicula Los señores del acero Martin 1985-08-30
Pelicula Lady Halcón Captain Etienne Navarre 1985-03-27
Pelicula En busca del águila Jim Malden 1984-07-01
Pelicula Eureka Claude Maillot Van Horn 1983-05-01
Pelicula Clave: Omega John Tanner 1983-10-14
Pelicula Blade Runner Roy Batty 1982-06-25
Pelicula Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer 1982-05-09
Pelicula Chanel Solitaire Etienne de Balsan 1981-01-01
Pelicula Halcones de la noche Wulfgar 1981-03-17
Pelicula ¡Vivir a tope! Gerrit Witkamp 1980-02-28
Pelicula Es begann bei Tiffany Ryder 1979-04-30
Pelicula Woman Between Wolf and Dog 1979-06-04
Series Duel in de diepte Unknown 1979-10-02
Pelicula Fatal Error Rinus de Gier 1979-09-20
Pelicula Pastorale 1943 August Schultz 1978-04-20
Pelicula Mysteries Johan Nagel 1978-09-07
Pelicula La donneuse 1977-05-03
Pelicula Eric, oficial de la reina Erik Lanshof 1977-09-22
Pelicula Max Havelaar Duclari 1976-09-09
Pelicula La conspiración Blane Van Niekirk 1975-02-01
Pelicula Cold Blood Cris 1975-07-18
Pelicula Katie Tippel Hugo 1975-03-06
Series Floris von Rosemund Floris 1975-08-09
Pelicula Cancer Rising 1975-09-18
Pelicula Flor al viento Rick 1974-10-11
Pelicula Delicias turcas Eric Vonk 1973-02-22
Series Floris Floris 1969-10-15