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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, Netherlands
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sin City - The Hard Goodbye
Latest Project:
movie The Mystery of the Dragon’s Seal 2019-08-28
Known For
Poster of The 5th Wave
Poster of Jimmie
Movie Magic Flute Diaries Dr. Richard Nagel 2020
Movie The Mystery of the Dragon’s Seal English ambassador 2019-08-28
Movie Sin City - The Hard Goodbye Roark 2019
Movie Corbin Nash Stranger 2018-04-20
Movie Gangsterdam Dolph 2017-03-29
Movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets President of the World State Federation 2017-07-20
Movie Drawing Home Carl Rungius 2017-12-01
Movie 24 Hours to Live Frank 2017-12-01
Movie The Broken Key Professor Moonlight 2017-11-16
Movie Jarhead 3: The Siege Maxwell McAllister 2016-01-20
Movie The 5th Wave Roy Batty 2016-01-14
Movie Telescope John Ryder 2016-02-20
Movie Hotel Copain Unknown 2016-02-13
Series Channel Zero Joseph Peach 2016-10-11
Movie The Worlds of Philip K. Dick Himself 2016-03-02
Movie Sex Life of Plants A.T. 2016-09-22
Movie Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich Oskar Halminski 2016-10-03
Movie Don't Breathe Cardinal Roark 2016-08-25
Movie Léthé The Brain 2016-05-20
Movie Magnetic John Knott 2015-03-29
Movie The Longest Ride Steve Batier 2015-04-09
Movie Argo 2 Federico Barbarossa 2015-04-30
Movie Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True Himself 2015-03-19
Movie Fifty Shades of Erotica 2015-04-13
Movie The Scorpion King: Quest for Power King Zakour 2015-01-09
Movie The Nightmare at KFC John Tanner 2015-06-16
Movie Admiral Maarten Tromp 2015-01-29
Movie Wax: We Are The X 2015-02-24
Movie Atacada: la teoría del dolor Gen. Frank Lewis 2015-03-05
Movie Behind the White Glasses 2015-09-21
Movie Thomas Hartmann: Betamax Dr. Sam Dennis Charney 2015-10-15
Movie Elwood's Ark Kurt Barlow 2015-11-19
Movie The Letters Benjamin Praagh 2015-12-04
Movie Oh My God Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky 2015-12-04
Movie Clones Dr. Richards 2015-07-04
Series The Last Kingdom Ravn 2015-10-10
Movie O Valor de Um Sonho Wulfgar 2015-07-10
Movie Jon Stewart Has Left the Building Diego 2015-08-07
Movie Ant-Man Earle 2015-07-14
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Vega - Live in Frankfurt Det. John Criton 2015-08-21
Movie Overfed & Undernourished Sallow 2014-06-04
Movie Leidi Hobo 2014-05-23
Movie Need For Weed Keeler 2014-04-10
Movie Lucie 2014 Lothos 2014-06-10
Movie 2047: Sights of Death Colonel Asimov 2014-06-13
Movie 1 Pandhu 4 Run 1 Wicket Unknown 2014-12-05
Movie Francesco Padre di Francesco 2014-12-08
Movie DMTSoup Unknown 2014-10-24
Movie Exode Blane Van Niekirk 2014-10-03
Movie Dagfinn Lyngbø Stereo Omega Doom 2014-07-29
Movie Once Were Warriors: Where Are They Now? Copilot MacIntosh 2014-08-18
Movie Rangrezz Ezekial 2013-03-21
Series The Fall Hobo 2013-05-12
Series Flight of the Storks Sonderman 2013-01-21
Movie Real Playing Game Steve Batier 2013-08-28
Movie The Future Maciste 2013-09-06
Movie Flight of the Storks Sonderman 2013-12-20
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Ceremony Unknown 2013-05-18
Series Bigg Boss Ben Corbett 2013-06-17
Movie The Brussels Business Andreas Kartak 2012-03-13
Movie The Beatles: The Complete Story Old Frank 2012-05-19
Movie The Reverend The Withstander 2012-08-03
Series Metal Hurlant Chronicles Kerm 2012-10-27
Movie Dracula 3D Abraham van Helsing 2012-11-09
Movie Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt Freek van Dyk 2012-10-18
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 From Iran, a Separation Grekkor 2011-03-16
Movie The Clocks Unknown 2011-06-26
Series Heiter bis tödlich - Nordisch Herb Himself 2011-10-25
Movie The Cardboard Village 2011-09-06
Movie Veettilekulla Vazhi Curtiz 2011-08-05
Movie The Heineken Kidnapping Alfred Heineken 2011-10-27
Movie The 5th Execution Khant 2011-03-24
Movie The Mill and the Cross Peter Bruegel 2011-03-18
Series The Poker Lounge Claude Maillot Van Horn 2010-06-23
Movie WWII in HD: The Air War Bishop August Schmidt 2010-11-10
Movie Life's a Beach Jean-Luc 2010-01-01
Movie Dazzle 2009-01-01
Series Smile Gen. Frank Lewis 2009-04-17
Movie Barbarossa Federico Barbarossa 2009-10-09
Movie Bride Flight Old Frank 2008-10-15
Movie Booka Shade - We Came To Dance / Live At Pukkelpop, Belgium, 18.08.2007 Thomas Burns 2008-02-15
Movie Jimmie Nick Parker 2008-05-04
Movie Goal! II: Living the Dream Rudi van der Merwe 2007-02-09
Movie Dead Tone Det. John Criton 2007-05-16
Series SP 警視庁警備部警護課第四係 Blane Van Niekirk 2007-11-03
Movie Moving McAllister Maxwell McAllister 2007-09-13
Movie Starting Over Peter Rossen 2007-11-10
Movie Mentor Sanford Pollard 2006-04-28
Movie Le Tour De France The Official History 1903-2006 Hugo 2006-01-01
Movie The Secret War Khant 2006-12-04
Movie The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point Gen. Frank Lewis 2006-06-27
Movie The Mexican American War SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March 2006-09-29
Series Der Winzerkönig David Marx 2006-07-10
Movie Cantando con Adriana Volumen 2 Cris 2005-01-01
Movie Sin City Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark 2005-04-01
Movie Mirror Wars: Reflection One 2005-09-01
Series Brave King GaoGaiGar Final Grand Glorious Gathering Cap. Britanov 2005-04-11
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Bishop August Schmidt 2005-11-20
Movie Batman Begins Earle 2005-06-10
Movie Tempesta Van Beuningen 2004-05-10
Movie Salem's Lot Kurt Barlow 2004-06-20
Movie Confiscated Goods Maciste 2004-09-24
Series The Casino Dracula 2004-06-14
Movie 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection Eric Vonk 2003-02-09
Movie Scorcher US Präsident Nelson 2003-01-01
Movie Warrior Angels Grekkor 2002-10-11
Movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Keeler 2002-12-30
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of James 2002-03-05
Movie The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair Paul Marcinkus 2002-03-07
Series Kate Brasher Cyrnan 2001-02-24
Movie Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal Copilot MacIntosh 2001-05-13
Movie Lying in Wait Keith Miller 2001-03-15
Movie Killer Buzz Ezekial 2001-12-31
Movie On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Slow Burn Dr. Sam Dennis Charney 2000-11-01
Movie The 10th Kingdom Huntsman 2000-02-25
Movie Partners in Crime Gene Reardon 2000-01-07
Movie Flesh&Blood David Marx 1999-07-11
Movie Tactical Assault Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday 1999-01-01
Movie Milk Jean-Luc 1998-01-01
Movie Zimmer Feri Niemeyer 1998-01-27
Movie Bone Daddy Palmer 1998-07-19
Series Merlin King Vortingern 1998-04-26
Movie Aniyathipraavu Himself 1997-01-14
Movie The Click 4: Legally Exposed The Mystic Monk 1997-01-03
Series Port Charles Curtiz 1997-06-02
Movie Lexx 1.3: Eating Pattern Bog 1997-09-04
Movie The Ruby Ring Patrick Collins 1997-11-26
Movie Bleeders Dr. Marlowe 1997-07-31
Movie Blast Leo 1997-03-13
Movie Precious Find Armond Crille 1996-01-01
Movie Crossworlds A.T. 1996-10-30
Movie Omega Doom Omega Doom 1996-01-01
Movie Blood of the Innocent 1995-01-01
Movie Mr. Stitch Doctor Rue Wakeman 1995-11-20
Movie Nostradamus The Mystic Monk 1994-01-01
Movie Fatherland SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March 1994-11-26
Movie Surviving the Game Thomas Burns 1994-04-15
Movie Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Fred Noonan 1994-06-12
Movie The Revenge of the Dead Indians Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Blind Side Jake Shell 1993-01-30
Movie Bedos-Robin à l'Olympia Unknown 1993-07-17
Movie Voyage Morgan Norvell 1993-06-01
Series Tokyo Elevator Girl Nick Randall 1992-01-10
Movie Pavarotti & Friends Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday 1992-05-09
Movie Beyond Justice Tom Burton 1992-12-02
Movie Split Second Harley Stone 1992-05-01
Movie Past Midnight Ben Jordan 1991-01-01
Movie Desert Law 1991-03-19
Movie Wedlock Frank Warren 1991-05-10
Movie Singapore Sling Floris 1990-09-13
Movie Blind Fury Nick Parker 1989-08-17
Movie Bloodhounds of Broadway The Brain 1989-11-03
Movie The Blood of Heroes Sallow 1989-10-19
Movie The Legend of the Holy Drinker Andreas Kartak 1988-09-01
Movie The House Floris 1988-11-25
Movie Prince of Darkness Niall Brigan 1987-10-23
Movie Escape from Sobibor Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky 1987-04-12
Movie Camarero Nocturno en Mar Del Plata Nick Randall 1986-05-15
Movie The Hitcher John Ryder 1986-02-21
Movie Flesh + Blood Martin 1985-08-30
Movie Ladyhawke Captain Etienne Navarre 1985-03-27
Movie A Breed Apart Jim Malden 1984-06-01
Movie The Osterman Weekend John Tanner 1983-10-14
Movie Blade Runner Roy Batty 1982-06-25
Movie Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer 1982-05-09
Movie Chanel Solitaire Etienne de Balsan 1981-01-01
Movie Nighthawks Wulfgar 1981-03-17
Movie Stryker's War Unknown 1980-07-04
Movie Spetters Gerrit Witkamp 1980-02-28
Movie Fatal Error Rinus de Gier 1979-09-20
Movie Woman Between Wolf and Dog 1979-06-04
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 Soldier of Orange Erik Lanshof 1977-09-22
Movie Max Havelaar Duclari 1976-09-09
Movie Cold Blood Cris 1975-07-18
Movie Katie Tippel Hugo 1975-03-06
Movie Escape to Witch Mountain Istvan Kovak 1975-03-21
Movie Cancer Rising 1975-09-18
Movie Dandelions Rick 1974-10-11
Movie Turkish Delight Eric Vonk 1973-02-22
Series Number Please Lothos 1961-01-30
Movie When the Lights Go On Again Jake Shell 1944-10-22