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Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer
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Birth Date

January 23, 1944


July 19, 2019



Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



6 ft 1 in | 185.4 cm


91 kg | 200 lbs

Shoe size

11 US | 44 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Rutger Oelsen Hauer was born in Breukelen, Netherlands, on January 23, 1944, was a Dutch actor.

Young Rutger Hauer first started acting on stage, he landed his debut in a play "Ajax", in role as Eurysakes, at the age of 11.

He began his professional acting career as a stage actor with the Toneelgroep Noorder Compagnie.

He made his big screen debut in Dutch fantasy film Rumplestiltskin (1973) in role as The King.

He landed his English-language debut in thriller film The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) in role as Blane van Niekerk.

He made his American film debut in action thriller Nighthawks (1981) in role as Heymar "Wulfgar" Reinhardt / Eric.

He got his television debut in Dutch action series Floris (1969) in role as Floris van Rosemond.

Rutger's breakthrough performance came as Roy Batty in science fiction film Blade Runner (1982).

Rutger Hauer Height and Weight

How tall was Rutger Hauer and what was his weight? Rutger Hauer's height was 6' 1" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 185.4 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 200 іn pоunds or 91 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Roy Batty in science fiction film Blade Runner (1982).

He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Lieutenant Aleksandr 'Sasha' Pechersky in war drama film Escape from Sobibor (1987).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his performance as SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March in historical drama movie Fatherland (1994).

He won the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Andreas Kartak in drama movie The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988).

He was nominated for the Gold Derby Film Award for Ensemble Cast for his role as Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark in neo-noir crime anthology film Sin City (2005).

He won the Fright Meter Award for Best Actor for his role as Hobo in black comedy action movie Hobo with a Shotgun (2011).

He was nominated for the Faro Island Film Festival Golden Carp Film Award - International for Best Ensemble Performance for his role as The Commodore in Western crime movie The Sisters Brothers (2018).

The Hitcher (1986) road thriller as John Ryder

Ladyhawke (1985) dark fantasy as Captain Etienne Navarre

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) biographical spy comedy as Keeler

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) black comedy fantasy horror as Lothos

Soldier of Orange (1977) war drama as Erik Lanshof

Blind Fury (1989) action as Nick Parker

Flesh and Blood (1985) romantic historical adventure as Martin

The Blood of Heroes (1989) post-apocalyptic as Sallow

Turkish Delight (1973) drama romance as Eric Vonk

Surviving the Game (1994) action thriller as Thomas Burns

The Osterman Weekend (1983) suspense thriller as John Tanner

Split Second (1992) buddy cop science fiction horror as Harley Stone

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987) action as Nick Randall

Spetters (1980) romance sport as Gerrit Witkamp

Wedlock (1991) science fiction action as Frank Warren

The Mill and the Cross (2011) drama as Peter Bruegel

Dracula III: Legacy (2005) horror as Count Dracula

Past Midnight (1991) neo-noir thriller as Ben Jordan

24 Hours to Live (2017) science fiction action thriller as Frank

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) sci-fi adventure as The President of The World State Federation

Viy 2: Journey to China (2019) fantasy adventure as Ambassador

Best TV Shows

Merlin (1998) NBC miniseries as King Vortigern

The 10th Kingdom (2000) fairytale fantasy miniseries as Huntsman

Smallville (2003) superhero series as Morgan Edge

Salem's Lot (2004) TNT miniseries as Kurt Barlow

True Blood (2013-2014) HBO fantasy horror drama series as Niall Brigant

Galavant (2015) musical fantasy comedy series as Kingsley

Mata Hari (2017) drama history series as Stolbakken

Porters (2017-2019) British sitcom as Tillman

Channel Zero: Butcher's Block (2018) Syfy horror anthology series as Joseph Peach


Attended Rudolf Steiner school.

Graduated from Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam (1967).

Had three sisters, Karen, Machteld and Brigitta.

He was made a knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion in 2013.

Loved to ride motorcycles.

Founded the I've Seen Films International Film Festival.

He was an environmentalist.

Published his autobiography "All Those Moments: Stories of Heroes, Villains, Replicants, and Blade Runners" in 2007.

He voiced Detective Daniel Lazarski in video game Observer (2017).

He voiced Master Xehanort in video game Kingdom Hearts III (2019).

He was color-blind.

He was also known for his humorous Guinness commercials.

Featured in music video for Kylie Minogue "On a Night Like This" (2000).

Founded the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.

Received the Golden Calf Culture Prize for his contributions to Dutch cinema in 2008.

Rutger died on July 19, 2019 in Beetsterzwaag, Netherlands, at the age of 75.


He was married to:

Heidi Merz, they had one daughter, Aysha Hauer

Inece Tencate (1985-2019)