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.

Movies of Rutger Hauer

Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery
Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery

Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery   2017

Release Date: 2017-12-31

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

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   2017

Release Date: 2017-07-20

Rating: 10

Production Companies: EuropaCorp /

Director: Louise Molière / Xavier Giannoli /

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

Gangsterdam   2017

Release Date: 2017-03-29

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies:

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   2016

Release Date: 2016-10-03

Rating: 4.5

Production Companies:

Director: Claudio Fäh /

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

The Letters   2015

Release Date: 2015-12-04

Rating: 5.3

Production Companies: Freestyle Releasing / Big Screen Productions /

Director: William Riead /

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

Unity   2015

Release Date: 2015-08-12

Rating: 8.2

Production Companies: Nation Earth /

Director: Kevin Spacey / Casey Affleck /

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

Admiral   2015

Release Date: 2015-01-26

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Ciné Cri De Coeur / Farmhouse Film /

Director: Michiel Collenteur / Barbara Jansen /

Stars: 
Frank Lammers  /  Sanne Langelaar  /  Rutger Hauer
The Scorpion King: Quest for Power
The Scorpion King: Quest for Power

The Scorpion King: Quest for Power   2015

Release Date: 2015-01-09

Rating: 4.5

Production Companies: Universal Pictures /

Director: Alina Apostu / Mike Elliott /

Stars: 
Victor Webster  /  Ellen Hollman  /  Barry Bostwick
2047: Sights of Death
2047: Sights of Death

2047: Sights of Death   2014

Release Date: 2014-06-13

Rating: 2.5

Production Companies:

Director: Alessandro Capone / Alessia Riveruzzi /

Stars: 
Danny Glover  /  Rutger Hauer  /  Daryl Hannah
Real Playing Game
Real Playing Game

Real Playing Game   2013

Release Date: 2013-08-28

Rating: 4.1

Production Companies: MGN Filmes /

Director: David Rebordão / Margarida Leitão /

Stars: 
Cian Barry  /  Alix Wilton Regan  /  Nik Xhelilaj
Dracula 3D
Dracula 3D

Dracula 3D   2012

Release Date: 2012-11-09

Rating: 3.4

Production Companies: Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A. / Film Export Group /

Director: Leopoldo Pescatore / Dario Argento /

Stars: 
Thomas Kretschmann  /  Asia Argento  /  Rutger Hauer
Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt
Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt

Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt   2012

Release Date: 2012-10-18

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies: Constantin Film / Westside Filmproduktion GmbH /

Director: Tom Gerhardt / Michael Karen /

Stars: 
Birte Glang  /  Kaya Yanar  /  Tom Gerhardt
The Heineken Kidnapping
The Heineken Kidnapping

The Heineken Kidnapping   2011

Release Date: 2011-10-27

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: IDTV Film /

Director: Maarten Treurniet /

Stars: 
Rutger Hauer  /  Teun Kuilboer  /  Menno van Beekum
Hobo with a Shotgun
Hobo with a Shotgun

Hobo with a Shotgun   2011

Release Date: 2011-05-06

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: Rhombus Media / Yer Dead Productions /

Director: Jason Eisener /

Stars: 
Rutger Hauer  /  Gregory Smith  /  Robb Wells
The 5th Execution
The 5th Execution

The 5th Execution   2011

Release Date: 2011-03-24

Rating: 2.8

Production Companies: Arsenal TV / The 6th Element /

Director: Aleksandr Yakimchuk / Elena Kovaleva /

Stars: 
Rutger Hauer  /  Fedor Emelianenko  /  Pawel Delag
The Mill and the Cross
The Mill and the Cross

The Mill and the Cross   2011

Release Date: 2011-03-18

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies: Odeon Film / Telewizja Polska (TVP) /

Director: Lech Majewski /

Stars: 
Rutger Hauer  /  Charlotte Rampling  /  Michael York
All for One
All for One

All for One   2011

Release Date: 2011-02-10

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Fridthjof Film /

Director: Rasmus Heide / Jonatan Spang /

Stars: 
Rutger Hauer  /  Mick Øgendahl  /  Søren Malling
Black Butterflies
Black Butterflies

Black Butterflies   2011

Release Date: 2011-02-06

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Nederlands Fonds voor de Film / Spier Films /

Director: Paula van der Oest /

The Rite
The Rite

The Rite   2011

Release Date: 2011-01-28

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Contrafilm /

Director: Mikael Håfström / Anthony Hopkins /

Stars: 
Anthony Hopkins  /  Colin O'Donoghue  /  Alice Braga
Barbarossa
Barbarossa

Barbarossa   2009

Release Date: 2009-10-09

Rating: 4.9

Production Companies: Martinelli Film Company International S.r.l. / Rai Cinema /

Director: Mariana Lina / Renzo Martinelli /

Stars: 
Rutger Hauer  /  Raz Degan  /  F. Murray Abraham
Bride Flight
Bride Flight

Bride Flight   2008

Release Date: 2008-10-15

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies: Samsa Film /

Director: Ben Sombogaart /

Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner

Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner   2007

Release Date: 2007-12-18

Rating: 8.2

Production Companies: Warner Home Video / Blade Runner Partnership /

Director: Ridley Scott / Hampton Fancher /

Stars: 
Ridley Scott  /  Rutger Hauer  /  Harrison Ford
Moving McAllister
Moving McAllister

Moving McAllister   2007

Release Date: 2007-09-13

Rating: 4.7

Production Companies: Revel Entertainment / Camera 40 Productions /

Director: Andrew Black /

Stars: 
Ben Gourley  /  Mila Kunis  /  Jon Heder
7eventy 5ive
7eventy 5ive

7eventy 5ive   2007

Release Date: 2007-05-16

Rating: 4.7

Production Companies: Hooks and Taylor Entertainment /

Director: Deon Taylor / Iwona Kanclerz /

Stars: 
Rutger Hauer  /  Jud Tylor  /  Wil Horneff
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