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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 Crediti:
Prime apparizioni:
nel movie Corbin Nash
Ultimi progetti:
Film Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask 2018-08-16
Known For
Poster of Oogverblindend
Poster of True Blood
Poster of De Wereld Draait Door
Film Sin City - The Hard Goodbye Roark 2019
Film Corbin Nash Stranger 2019
Film Tonight at Noon Diego 2019
Film Magic Flute Diaries Dr. Richard Nagel 2019
Film Drawing Home Carl Rungius 2018
Film Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask English ambassador 2018-08-16
series Het gestolen kasteel Unknown 2017
Film Valerian e la città dei mille pianeti President of the World State Federation 2017-07-20
Film Gangsterdam Dolph 2017-03-29
series De koperen hond Unknown 2017
Film Operazione Valchiria 2 - L'alba del Quarto Reich Oskar Halminski 2016-10-03
series Channel Zero Joseph Peach 2016-10-11
Film Les mondes de Philip K.Dick Himself 2016-03-02
Film Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Film Dietro gli occhiali bianchi 2015-09-21
series The Last Kingdom Ravn 2015-10-10
Film Le lettere di Madre Teresa Benjamin Praagh 2015-12-04
Film Admiral Maarten Tromp 2015-01-29
Film Il re scorpione 4 - La conquista del potere King Zakour 2015-01-09
Film Francesco Padre di Francesco 2014-12-08
Film 2047 - Sights of Death Colonel Asimov 2014-06-13
Film Real Playing Game Steve Batier 2013-08-28
Film Il futuro Maciste 2013-09-06
series Metal Hurlant Chronicles Kerm 2012-10-27
Film Dracula 3D Abraham van Helsing 2012-11-09
Film The Reverend The Withstander 2012-08-03
Film Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt Freek van Dyk 2012-10-18
Film Il villaggio di cartone 2011-09-06
Film De Heineken Ontvoering Alfred Heineken 2011-10-27
Film More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun Himself 2011-07-04
Film Black Butterflies Abraham Jonker 2011-02-06
Film Hobo with a Shotgun Hobo 2011-05-06
Film Ключ Саламандры Khant 2011-03-24
Film I colori della passione Peter Bruegel 2011-03-18
Film All for One Niemeyer 2011-02-10
Film Il rito Istvan Kovak 2011-01-28
Film Life's a Beach Jean-Luc 2010-01-01
Film Barbarossa Federico Barbarossa 2009-10-09
Film Oogverblindend 2009-01-01
series True Blood Niall Brigan 2008-09-07
Film Bride Flight Old Frank 2008-10-15
Film Dead Tone Det. John Criton 2007-05-16
Film Moving McAllister Maxwell McAllister 2007-09-13
Film Dangerous Days: la realizzazione di Blade Runner Himself 2007-12-18
series Zomer Draait Door, De Unknown 2007-06-02
Film Goal II - Vivere un sogno Rudi van der Merwe 2007-02-09
Film Starting Over Peter Rossen 2007-11-10
Film Caccia ad aquila 1 Gen. Frank Lewis 2006-01-17
Film Caccia ad Aquila 1 - Punto di collisione Gen. Frank Lewis 2006-06-27
Film Mentor Sanford Pollard 2006-04-28
Film Minotauro Cyrnan 2006-03-11
Film Dracula III - Il testamento Dracula 2005-07-12
Film Mirror Wars - Guerra di riflessi 2005-09-01
series De Wereld Draait Door Unknown 2005-10-10
Film Poseidon - Il pericolo è già a bordo Bishop August Schmidt 2005-11-20
Film Batman Begins Earle 2005-06-10
Film Sin City Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark 2005-04-01
series Salem's Lot Kurt Barlow 2004-06-20
Film Tempesta Van Beuningen 2004-05-10
Film Distruggete Los Angeles US Präsident Nelson 2003-01-01
Film Confessioni di una mente pericolosa Keeler 2002-12-30
Film Warriors angels - Lame scintillanti Grekkor 2002-10-11
series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Film Turbolence 3 Copilot MacIntosh 2001-05-13
Film Swarm - Minaccia dalla giungla Ezekial 2001-12-31
series Smallville Unknown 2001-10-16
Film Lying in Wait Keith Miller 2001-03-15
Film On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' Himself 2000-01-01
Film Slow Burn Dr. Sam Dennis Charney 2000-11-01
series Il magico mondo delle favole Huntsman 2000-02-27
Film Partners in Crime Gene Reardon 2000-01-07
Film Tactical Assault Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday 1999-01-01
Film New World Disorder David Marx 1999-12-03
Film Bone Daddy Palmer 1998-07-19
series Merlin King Vortingern 1998-04-26
Film Hostile Waters Cap. Britanov 1997-10-18
Film Deathline John Wade 1997-12-22
Film Knockin' on Heaven's Door Curtiz 1997-02-20
Film Blast Leo 1997-03-13
Film Lexx 1.3: Eating Pattern Bog 1997-09-04
Film Hemoglobin - creature dall'inferno Dr. Marlowe 1997-07-31
Film Il richiamo della foresta John Thornton 1997-06-22
series Lexx Unknown 1997-04-18
Film The Ruby Ring Patrick Collins 1997-11-26
Film Omega Doom Omega Doom 1996-01-01
Film 2049 l'ultima frontiera Armond Crille 1996-01-01
Film Paul Verhoeven: From Holland to Hollywood Himself 1996-01-08
Film Crossworlds A.T. 1996-10-30
Film Beyond Forgiveness 1995-01-01
Film Delitto di stato SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March 1994-11-26
Film Sopravvivere al gioco Thomas Burns 1994-04-15
Film Nostradamus The Mystic Monk 1994-01-01
Film The Beans of Egypt, Maine 1994-01-01
Film Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Fred Noonan 1994-06-12
Film Voyage Morgan Norvell 1993-06-01
Film The Revenge of the Dead Indians Himself 1993-01-01
Film Arctic Blue Ben Corbett 1993-01-01
Film Blind Side Jake Shell 1993-01-30
Film Buffy - L'ammazzavampiri Lothos 1992-07-24
Film Beyond Justice Tom Burton 1992-12-02
Film Detective Stone Harley Stone 1992-05-01
Film Sotto massima sorveglianza Frank Warren 1991-05-10
Film Le mani della notte Ben Jordan 1991-01-01
Film Furia cieca Nick Parker 1989-08-17
Film Bloodhounds of Broadway The Brain 1989-11-03
Film Giochi di morte Sallow 1989-10-19
Film In una notte di chiaro di luna John Knott 1989-09-05
Film La leggenda del santo bevitore Andreas Kartak 1988-09-01
Film Fuga da Sobibor Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky 1987-04-12
Film Wanted vivo o morto Nick Randall 1987-01-16
Film The Hitcher - La lunga strada della paura John Ryder 1986-02-21
Film Ladyhawke Captain Etienne Navarre 1985-03-27
Film L'amore e il sangue Martin 1985-08-30
Film Il nido dell'aquila Jim Malden 1984-07-01
Film Eureka Claude Maillot Van Horn 1983-05-01
Film Osterman weekend John Tanner 1983-10-14
Film Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer 1982-05-09
Film Blade Runner Roy Batty 1982-06-25
Film Chanel Solitaire Etienne de Balsan 1981-01-01
Film I falchi della notte Wulfgar 1981-03-17
Film Spruzzi Gerrit Witkamp 1980-02-28
Film Fatal Error Rinus de Gier 1979-09-20
series Duel in de diepte Unknown 1979-10-02
Film Woman Between Wolf and Dog 1979-06-04
Film Es begann bei Tiffany Ryder 1979-04-30
Film Mysteries Johan Nagel 1978-09-07
Film Pastorale 1943 August Schultz 1978-04-20
Film Soldato d'Orange Erik Lanshof 1977-09-22
Film La donneuse 1977-05-03
series Floris von Rosemund Floris 1975-08-09
Film Het jaar van de kreeft 1975-09-18
Film Cold Blood Cris 1975-07-18
Film Kitty Tippel... quelle notti passate sulla strada Hugo 1975-03-06
Film Il seme dell'odio Blane Van Niekirk 1975-02-01
Film Fiore di carne Eric Vonk 1973-02-22
series Floris Floris 1969-10-15