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Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer

Gender: male | Birthday: 1944-01-23 | Place of Birth: 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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Known For

Samson
Samson

Samson   

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 0

Director: Gabriel Sabloff / Bruce MacDonald /

Stars: 
Jackson Rathbone  /  Billy Zane  /  Rutger Hauer
Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery
Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery

Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 0

Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger / Jackie Chan /

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 6.7

Director: Louise Molière / Xavier Giannoli /

Stars: 
Cara Delevingne  /  Dane DeHaan  /  Clive Owen
Gangsterdam
Gangsterdam

Gangsterdam   

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 5.9

Director: Romain Lévy / Manu Payet /

Stars: 
Kev Adams  /  Manon Azem  /  Côme Levin
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich

Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich   

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 4.7

Director: Claudio Fäh /

Stars: 
Sean Patrick Flanery  /  Tom Sizemore  /  Kip Pardue
The Letters
The Letters

The Letters   

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 5.6

Director: William Riead /

Stars: 
Rutger Hauer  /  Juliet Stevenson  /  Priya Darshani
Unity
Unity

Unity   

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 8.4

Director: Helen Mirren / Kevin Spacey /

Stars: 
Aaron Paul  /  Adam Levine  /  Adrian Grenier
Admiral
Admiral

Admiral   

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 6.4

Director: Michiel Collenteur / Barbara Jansen /

Stars: 
Frank Lammers  /  Sanne Langelaar  /  Rutger Hauer

Acting

2018
Samson

as    Manoah

2017
Gangsterdam

as    Dolph

2017
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

as    President of the World State Federation

2016
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich

as    Oskar Halminski

2015
Admiral

as    Maarten Tromp

2015
The Letters

as    Benjamin Praagh

2015
The Scorpion King: Quest for Power

as    King Zakour

2015
Unity

as    Himself - Narrator (voice)

2014
2047: Sights of Death

as    Colonel Asimov

2013
Real Playing Game

as    Steve Batier

2013
The Future

as    Maciste

2012
Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt

as    Freek van Dyk

2012
Dracula 3D

as    Abraham van Helsing

2011
All for One

as    Niemeyer

2011
Black Butterflies

as    Abraham Jonker

2011
Hobo with a Shotgun

as    Hobo

2011
The 5th Execution

as    Khant

2011
The Heineken Kidnapping

as    Alfred Heineken

2011
The Mill and the Cross

as    Peter Bruegel

2011
The Rite

as    Istvan Kovak

2009
Barbarossa

as    Federico Barbarossa

2008
Bride Flight

as    Old Frank

2007
7eventy 5ive

as    Det. John Criton

2007
2007
Goal! II: Living the Dream

as    Rudi van der Merwe

2007
Moving McAllister

as    Maxwell McAllister

2006
Minotaur

as    Cyrnan

2006
The Hunt for Eagle One

as    Gen. Frank Lewis

2006
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point

as    Gen. Frank Lewis

2005
Batman Begins

as    Earle

2005
Dracula III: Legacy

as    Dracula

2005
Sin City

as    Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark

2005
The Poseidon Adventure

as    Bishop August Schmidt

2004
Salem's Lot

as    Kurt Barlow

2003
Scorcher

as    US Präsident Nelson

2002
2001
Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal

as    Copilot MacIntosh

2000
The 10th Kingdom

as    Huntsman

1998
Merlin

as    King Vortigern

1997
Blast

as    Leo

1997
Bleeders

as    Dr. Marlowe

1997
Knockin' on Heaven's Door

as    Curtiz

1997
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon

as    John Thornton

1996
Crossworlds

as    A.T.

1996
Omega Doom

as    Omega Doom

1994
Fatherland

as    SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March

1994
Nostradamus

as    The Mystic Monk

1994
Surviving the Game

as    Thomas Burns

1993
Blind Side

as    Jake Shell

1992
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

as    Lothos

1992
Split Second

as    Harley Stone

1991
Wedlock

as    Frank Warren

1989
Blind Fury

as    Nick Parker

1989
The Blood of Heroes

as    Sallow

1987
Escape from Sobibor

as    Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky

1987
Wanted: Dead or Alive

as    Nick Randall

1986
The Hitcher

as    John Ryder

1985
Flesh + Blood

as    Martin

1985
Ladyhawke

as    Captain Etienne Navarre

1983
Eureka

as    Claude Maillot Van Horn

1983
The Osterman Weekend

as    John Tanner

1982
Blade Runner

as    Roy Batty

1981
Nighthawks

as    Wulfgar

1980
Spetters

as    Gerrit Witkamp

1978
Pastorale 1943

as    August Schultz

1977
Soldier of Orange

as    Erik Lanshof

1975
Katie Tippel

as    Hugo

1975
The Wilby Conspiracy

as    Blane Van Niekirk

1973
Turkish Delight

as    Eric Vonk

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