- Rutger Hauer
birthname = Rutger Oelsen Hauer
birthdate = birth date and age|1944|01|23
website = http://www.rutgerhauer.org/
goldencalfawards = Best Actor
1981 All Works
goldenglobeawards = Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Escape from Sobibor"
spouse = Ineke ten Kate (1985 to date)
Rutger Oelsen Hauer (pronEng|rʏtxər ulsən hʌuər); born
January 23, 1944) is a Golden Globe-winning Dutch film actor. He is well known for his roles in " Blade Runner", "The Hitcher", " 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. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000442/bio IMDb biography for Rutger Hauer] . Accessed 2008-05-30.] 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 televisionseries "Floris", a Dutch " Ivanhoe"-like medieval action drama. The role made him famous in his native country. [ [http://www.tv.com/rutger-hauer/person/24728/biography.html TV.com Rutger Hauer biography] . Accessed 2008-05-30.]
Hauer's career changed course when director
Paul Verhoevencast him as the lead in "Turkish Delight" (1973) (based on the Jan Wolkersbook 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 Africaand starring Michael Caineand Sidney Poitier, the film was an action melodrama with a focus on apartheid. Hauer's supporting role, however, was hardly enough to establish him in Hollywood's eyes, and he returned to Dutch films for several years. During this period, he made " Katie Tippel" (1975) and worked again with Verhoeven on " Soldier of Orange" (1977), and " Spetters" (1980). These two films paired Hauer with fellow Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbé.
Sylvester Stallonevehicle "Nighthawks" (1981), Hauer finally made his American debut. Cast as a psychopathicand cold-blooded terrorist named "Wolfgar" (after a character in Beowulf), he made a strong impression. The following year, he appeared in his stand-out American movie role as the eccentric, violent, yet sensitive replicant Roy Battyin Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi thriller, " Blade Runner".
Hauer went on to play the adventurer courting
Gene Hackman's daughter ( Theresa Russell) in Nicolas Roeg's poorly received "Eureka" (1983); the investigative reporter opposite John Hurtin Sam Peckinpah's "The Osterman Weekend" (1983); the hardened Landsknechtmercenary Martin in Flesh & Blood (1985); and the knight paired with Michelle Pfeifferin the Medievalromance " Ladyhawke" (1985). He continued to make an impression on audiences in "The Hitcher" (1986), in which he was the mysterious Hitchhiker intent on murdering C. Thomas Howell's lone motorist and anyone else who crossed his path. At the height of Hauer's fame, he was even set to be cast as RoboCopin the film directed by old friend Verhoeven, although the role ultimately went to Peter Weller. That same year, however, Hauer starred as Nick Randall in "" as the descendant of the character played by Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name.
Ermanno Olmimined the gentler, more mystic and soulful side of Hauer's personality in "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" (1989), the story of a lost soul who dies of drink in Pariswhile attempting to pay a debt of honour in a church. Phillip Noycealso attempted to capitalize, with far less success, on Hauer's spiritual qualities in the martial artsaction adventure " Blind Fury" (1989). Hauer returned to science fictionopposite Joan Chenwith "Salute of the Jugger" (1990), in which he played a former champion in a post-apocalyptic world. He and Chen would work together again in two more science fiction films, "Wedlock" and "Precious Find".
By the 1990s, Hauer was as well known for his humorous appearances in
Guinnesscommercials as for his screen roles, which had increasingly involved low-budget films, including "Split Second", which was set in a flooded Londonafter global warming; " Omega Doom", another post-apocalyptic story in which he plays a soldier-robot; and "New World Disorder", opposite Tara Fitzgerald. He also appeared in the Kylie Minoguemusic video "On a Night Like This". In the late 1980s and 1990s, as well as in 2000, Hauer acted in several British and American televisionproductions, including " Inside the Third Reich" (as Albert Speer); " Escape from Sobibor"; "Fatherland"; " Hostile Waters"; "Merlin"; " The 10th Kingdom"; "Smallville"; "Alias"; and "’Salem’s Lot".
In 1999, Hauer was awarded the Dutch “Best Actor of the Century Rembrandt Award”. [ [http://www.rutgerhauer.org/plots/turks.php Turks Fruit 1973] . Accessed 2008-05-30.]
Recent film work
Hauer played an
assassinin " Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2003), a villain in "Sin City" (2005) and " Batman Begins" (2005), and the Host in the British reality televisiondocumentary "Shock Treatment" (2005). He recently starred in as Real Madrid coach Rudi Van Der Merwe.
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 AIDSawareness foundation called the Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation. [ [http://www.rutgerhauer.org/rutgerhauer.org/story.php Rutger Hauer Starfish Association] . Accessed 2008-05-30.] 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 titled "All Those Moments: Stories of Heroes, Villains, Replicants, and Blade Runners" (co-written with Patrick Quinlan) where he discusses many of his movie roles. [Rutger Hauer and Patrick Quinlan. "All those moments: stories of heroes, villains, replicants, and Blade Runners", New York, NY: HarperEntertainment, 2007. ISBN 0061133892.] Proceeds of the book go to Hauer's Starfish Foundation. [cite web
author = Todd Leopold
title = 'Blade Runner' actor on 'strange profession'
url = http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/12/rutger.hauer/index.html
accessdate = 2007-06-12 ]
*"Turkish Delight" (1973)
The Wilby Conspiracy" (1975)
Katie Tippel" (1975)
Soldier of Orange" (1979)
Blade Runner" (1982)
*"The Osterman Weekend" (1983)
A Breed Apart" (1984)
*"Flesh & Blood" (1985)
*"The Hitcher" (1986)
Escape from Sobibor" (1987) (TV)
Blind Fury" (1989)
*"Salute of the Jugger" (1989)
*"Split Second" (1992)
*"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992)
Blind Side" (1993) ( HBO)
Surviving the Game" (1994)
*"Fatherland" (1994) (TV)
Crossworlds" (1997) (Brazil)
*"Knockin' on Heaven's Door 1997 (Germany)
*"Merlin" (1998) (TV)
*"Simon Magus" (1999)
The 10th Kingdom" (2000) (TV)
The Last Words of Dutch Schultz" (2002)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002)
*"’Salem’s Lot" (2004) (TV)
*"Sin City" (2005)
Batman Begins" (2005)
Dracula III Legacy" (2005)
*"The Poseidon Adventure" (2005) (TV)
7eventy 5ive" (2006)
The Hunt for Eagle One" (2006)
Moving McAllister" (2007)
Tonight at Noon" (2008)
Magic Flute Diaries" (2008)
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Escape From Sobibor"
War and Remembrance" succession box
Golden Calf for Best actor
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* [http://www.rutgerhauer.com/ Official website]
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* [http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?view=Actor&id=rutgerhauer.htm Rutger Hauer] at
Box Office Mojo
* [http://www.rutgerhauer.org/rutgerhauer.org/ Rutger Hauer Starfish Association]
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