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      Rutger Hauer

      Rutger Hauer

      Highest Rated: 94% Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Moving McAllister (2007)

      Birthday: Jan 23, 1944

      Birthplace: Breukelen, Utrecht, The Netherlands

      Rutger Hauer was a versatile Dutch actor whose prolific 50-year acting career included roles in dozens of films, the most notable of which included "Turkish Delight" (1972), "Nighthawks" (1981), "Batman Begins" (2005) and arguably his most memorable, that of a violent android named Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's science-fiction masterpiece, "Blade Runner" (1982). Hauer was born in Bruekelen, Netherlands on January 23, 1944 at the height of World War II. Hauer was born during the German occupation of the Netherlands, and in later interviews, would recall how the horrors of that War made him turn to pacifism as an adult. A rebellious youth, Hauer ran away from home at the age of 15 to work on a freighter. He had dreams of becoming a captain, but was unable to due to colorblindness. With his aspirations shot, Hauer returned home after one year to finish high school. Having parents were both actors who ran an acting school in Amsterdam, and nurtured their teenage son's burgeoning creative side. Hauer started taking acting classes at Amsterdam's Academy for Theater and Dance and quickly found that he liked it. He briefly quit the academy, however, and joined the Royal Netherlands Army, but left after a few months to return to acting school. Hauer would eventually go on to graduate from the Academy for Theater and Dance in 1967. After graduating, Hauer quickly began landing acting work. One of his first major roles was a starring part on the Dutch TV series "Floris" (NTS, 1969). That show, however, lasted only a single season. In the early 1970s Floris honed his craft by appearing in plays for a Dutch theater company. His screen acting work during this period was minimal. Then in 1973 he appeared in the Dutch romantic drama "Turkish Delight." The film was such a massive success both in the Netherlands, as well as in some countries abroad, that Hauer instantaneously became a bankable star on the international stage. As a result, he started landing roles in films with a more global appeal, including his first English language film "The Wilby Conspiracy" (1975). Hauer also continued making a name for himself in Dutch cinema, with impressive roles in critically-acclaimed films like "Soldier of Orange" (1977) and "Spetters" (1980). In 1981 Hauer made his American film debut appearing alongside Sylvester Stallone in the action-thriller "Nighthawks." But it was his role in "Blade Runner" that truly put Hauer on the map. Although not a huge success at the box office at the time of its release, "Blade Runner's" popularity has only grown in the ensuing years, with Hauer in particular being hailed for his performance as the murderous android Roy Batty. After "Blade Runner," Hauer began taking on more acting work in American films throughout the 1980s, including "Ladyhawke" (1985), "The Hitcher" (1986) and "Blind Fury" (1989). The 1990s saw him appear in a number of low budget films, like "Split Second" (1992) and "Omega Doom" (1996), but by the 2000s he was landing roles in bigger budgeted Hollywood like "Sin City" (2005) and "Batman Begins." Hauer continued working well into the 2010s, with numerous appearances in both films and on television shows. an appearance in the film "Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask" in 2019. By 2019, his 50th year as a working actor, Hauer had landed over 170 film and TV credits, according to IMDB, making him one of the most prolific actors of his generation. Sadly, however, after a half a century entertaining audiences throughout the world, Rutger Hauer passed away on July 19, 2019 at his home in the Netherlands. The cause of death was an unspecified illness. He was 75.

      Highest rated movies

      Blade Runner: The Final Cut
      Soldier of Orange
      Blade Runner The Sisters Brothers
      Flesh & Blood
      Spetters
      Turkish Delight
      Batman Begins

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      THE WILBY CONSPIRACY, Rutger Hauer, Sidney Poitier, 1975 WILBY CONSPIRACY, Michael Caine, Rutger Hauer, 1975 BLADE RUNNER, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, 1982, (c) Warner Bros. WEDLOCK, RUTGER HAUER, JOAN CHEN, 1991. © HBO SOLDIER OF ORANGE, Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbe, 1979 UP TO DATE, (AKA IN UNA NOTTE DI CHIARO DI LUNA), FROM LEFT: RUTGER HAUER, DIRECTOR LINA WERTMULLER, ON SET, (SEEN IN THE 2015 DOCUMENTARY BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES), 1989. © CARO-LINE DISTRIBUTION SOLDIER OF ORANGE, Rutger Hauer, 1979 CHANEL SOLITAIRE, Rutger Hauer (lying down), Karen Black, 1981, © Associated Film Distribution NIGHTHAWKS, Rutger Hauer (second right), Sylvester Stallone, 1981, (c) Universal WEDLOCK, (AKA DEADLOCK), FROM LEFT: RUTGER HAUER, JOAN CHEN, 1991, © HBO WEDLOCK, (AKA DEADLOCK), RUTGER HAUER (BLOND), MIMI ROGERS (FRONT), 1991, © HBO EUREKA, Gene Hackman, Rutger Hauer, Theresa Russell, 1984, (c) United Artists BLADE RUNNER, Rutger Hauer, 1982, (c) Warner Bros. EUREKA, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, 1984, (c)United Artists BLADE RUNNER, Rutger Hauer, 1982, (c) Warner Bros. THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND, Rutger Hauer, Meg Foster, 1983, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Galavant, Rutger Hauer, 01/04/2015, ©ABC SURVIVING THE GAME, Charles S. Dutton, Rutger Hauer, 1994. (c)New Line Cinema THE WILBY CONSPIRACY, Rutger Hauer, 1975 SURVIVING THE GAME, Rutger Hauer, 1994, (c)New Line Cinema

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Break Ray (Character) - 2020
      22% 23% Iron Mask Ambassador (Character) - 2019
      48% 65% The Sonata Richard Marlowe (Character) - 2018
      87% 68% The Sisters Brothers The Commodore (Character) $3.1M 2018
      20% 54% Corbin Nash Stranger (Character) - 2018
      25% 50% Samson Manoah (Character) $4.7M 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Broken Key Professor Moonlight (Character) - 2017
      52% 30% 24 Hours to Live Frank (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Drawing Home Carl Rungius (Character) - 2017
      48% 53% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets President of the World State Federation (Character) $40.4M 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangsterdam Dolph (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 26% Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich Oskar Halminski (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Emperor John The Constant (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clones Dr. Richards (Character) - 2015
      57% No Score Yet Behind the White Glasses Self $2.2K 2015
      67% 81% Admiral Maarten Tromp (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 21% The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power King Zakour (Character) - 2015
      29% 66% The Letters Benjamin Praagh (Character) $1.6M 2014
      No Score Yet 0% 2047: Sights of Death Col. Asimov (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 35% Real Playing Game Steve Battier (Character) - 2013
      80% 51% The Future Maciste (Character) $14.0K 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight of the Storks Sonderman (Character) - 2013
      17% 14% Argento's Dracula Abraham Van Helsing (Character) $3.1K 2012
      No Score Yet 10% The Reverend Withstander (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portable Life Antonio (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All for One Niemeyer (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 38% The Heineken Kidnapping Alfred Heineken (Character) - 2011
      69% 62% Black Butterflies Abraham Jonker (Character) - 2011
      77% 65% The Mill and the Cross Peter Bruegel (Character) $310.9K 2011
      65% 57% Hobo With a Shotgun Hobo (Character) $703.0K 2011
      22% 40% The Rite Istvan Kovak (Character) $33.0M 2011
      No Score Yet 40% The Cardboard Village Il sacrestano (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 38% Life's a Beach Jean-Luc (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 33% The 5th Execution Khant (Character) - 2010
      17% 37% Happiness Runs Insley (Character) $6.1K 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spoon Victor Spoon (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 14% Sword of War Federico Barbarossa (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dazzle (Oogverblindend) Unknown (Character) - 2009
      67% 75% Bride Flight Old Frank (Character) $497.3K 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Magic Flute Diaries Dr. Richard Nagel (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 28% 7eventy 5ive Detective John Criton (Character) - 2007
      39% 62% Goal! 2: Living the Dream Rudi Van Der Merwe (Character) - 2007
      10% 29% Moving McAllister McAllister (Character) $42.2K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starting Over Peter Rossen (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 17% The Hunt for Eagle One Gen. Frank Lewis (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 18% Mentor Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 32% Mirror Wars: Reflection One Mysterious Man (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 15% Minotaur Cyrnan (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 35% The Poseidon Adventure Bishop August Schmidt (Character) - 2005
      43% 31% Dracula III: Legacy Dracula III (Character) - 2005
      85% 94% Batman Begins Earle (Character) $206.9M 2005
      76% 78% Sin City Cardinal Roark (Character) $74.1M 2005
      68% 49% Salem's Lot Kurt Barlow (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tempesta Van Beuningen (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 33% Warrior Angels Grekkor (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair Cardinale Marcinkus (Character) - 2002
      80% 75% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Keeler (Character) $16.0M 2002
      No Score Yet 3% Scorcher President Nelson (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 9% Flying Virus Ezekial (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 22% Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal Copilot MacIntosh (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 38% Lying in Wait Keith Miller (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 25% Wilder Dr. Sam Dennis Charney (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 10th Kingdom: Night 5 Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 17% Partners in Crime Gene Reardon (Character) - 2000
      63% 68% Simon Magus Squire (Character) $38.2K 1999
      No Score Yet 14% New World Disorder David Marx (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 31% Bleeders Dr. Marlowe (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 18% Bone Daddy William H. Palmer (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 11% Tactical Assault Capt. John "Doc" Holiday (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ruby Ring Patrick Collins (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 45% Hostile Waters Capt. Britanov (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 33% Redline John Anderson Wade (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon John Thornton (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From a Parallel Universe: Eating Pattern Bog (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 92% Knockin' on Heaven's Door Curtiz (Character) $3.3K 1997
      No Score Yet 25% Blast Leo (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 27% Omega Doom Omega Doom (Character) - 1996
      20% 40% Crossworlds A.T. (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 8% Precious Find Armond Crille (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 25% Mr. Stitch Doctor Rue Wakeman (Character) - 1995
      38% 49% Nostradamus The Mystic Monk (Character) $65.6K 1994
      32% 48% Surviving the Game Thomas Burns (Character) $7.7M 1994
      No Score Yet 36% Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Fred Noonan (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 50% The Beans of Egypt, Maine Reuben Bean (Character) $6.5K 1994
      50% 52% Fatherland SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood of the Innocent Dr. Lem (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 43% Blind Side Jake Shell (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 15% Arctic Blue Ben Corbett (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 9% Voyage Voyage (Character) - 1993
      36% 43% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lothos (Character) $14.1M 1992
      No Score Yet 56% Split Second Harley Stone (Character) $4.8M 1992
      No Score Yet 34% Past Midnight Ben Jordan (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 36% Wedlock Frank Warren (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 16% Beyond Justice Tom Burton (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 22% Bloodhounds of Broadway The Brain (Character) $25.8K 1989
      22% 76% The Blood of Heroes Sallow (Character) $882.3K 1989
      53% 51% Blind Fury Nick Parker (Character) $2.1M 1989
      No Score Yet 33% On a Moonlit Night John Knott (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 84% The Legend of the Holy Drinker Andreas Kartak (Character) - 1988
      30% 48% Wanted: Dead or Alive Nick Randall (Character) $6.5M 1987
      No Score Yet 82% Escape From Sobibor Alexander `'Sasha'` Pechersky (Character) - 1987
      64% 74% The Hitcher John Ryder (Character) $2.1M 1986
      86% 63% Flesh & Blood Martin (Character) - 1985
      67% 74% Ladyhawke Captain Etienne Navarre (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 32% A Breed Apart Jim Malden (Character) - 1984
      40% 50% Eureka Claude Maillot Van Horn (Character) - 1983
      45% 38% The Osterman Weekend John Tanner (Character) - 1983
      94% 90% Blade Runner: The Final Cut Roy Batty (Character) - 1982
      89% 91% Blade Runner Roy Batty (Character) $3.9M 1982
      No Score Yet 67% Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer (Character) - 1982
      71% 55% Nighthawks Wulfgar (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 100% Chanel Solitaire Etienne de Balsan (Character) - 1981
      86% 65% Spetters Gerrit Witkamp (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mysteries Johan Nagel (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Error Rinus de Gier (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pastorale 1943 August Schultz (Character) - 1978
      91% 87% Soldier of Orange Erik Lanshof (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 66% Keetje Tippel Hugo (Character) - 1975
      67% 45% The Wilby Conspiracy Blane Van Niekirk (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dandelions Rick (Character) - 1974
      86% 80% Turkish Delight Eric Vonk (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Turkish delight Eric (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Blood Cris (Character) - 1971

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Porters Tillman (Character) 2017 2019
      93% 85% Channel Zero Joseph Peach (Character) 2018
      91% 95% The Last Kingdom Ravn (Character) 2017
      89% 93% Galavant Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      68% 72% True Blood Niall Brigant (Character) 2013-2014
      40% 41% Metal Hurlant Chronicles Kern (Character) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Poseidon Adventure Bishop August Schmidt (Character) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem's Lot Kurt Barlow (Character) 2004
      78% 69% Smallville Morgan Edge (Guest Star) 2003
      86% 87% Alias Anthony Geiger (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 93% The 10th Kingdom Unknown (Character) 2000