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Rutger Hauer young

Rutger Hauer young

Birth Date

January 23, 1944



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Light Brown

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6 ft 1 in | 185 cm

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91 kg | 200 lbs

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Early acting career First film 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 British thriller film The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) in role as Blane van Niekerk.

He made his American debut in action thriller movie 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) for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.

New Movies

Break (2020) crime drama sport in role as Ray, opposite Luke Mably and Adam Deacon (posthumous release)

Tonight at Noon (2020) drama in role as Diego, with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lauren Ambrose and Connie Nielsen (posthumous release)

Mariette in Ecstasy (2019) drama in role as Chaplain, opposite Geraldine O'Rawe, Eva Marie Saint and Alex Appel (posthumous release)

Viy 2: Journey to China (2019) fantasy adventure in role as Ambassador, with Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger (posthumous release)

Best Movies

The Hitcher (1986) road thriller opposite C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn

Ladyhawke (1985) dark fantasy with Matthew Broderick, Michelle Pfeiffer and Leo McKern

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) biographical spy comedy opposite Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore and George Clooney

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) black comedy fantasy horror with Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland and Luke Perry

Soldier of Orange (1977) war drama opposite Jeroen Krabbé and Derek de Lint

Blind Fury (1989) action with Brandon Call, Terry O'Quinn and Lisa Blount

Flesh and Blood (1985) romantic historical adventure opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson and Jack Thompson

The Blood of Heroes (1989) post-apocalyptic with Joan Chen and Vincent D'Onofrio

Turkish Delight (1973) drama romance opposite Monique van de Ven and Tonny Huurdeman

Surviving the Game (1994) action thriller with Ice-T and Gary Busey

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) black comedy action opposite Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells and Brian Downey

The Osterman Weekend (1983) suspense thriller with John Hurt, Craig T. Nelson and Dennis Hopper

Split Second (1992) buddy cop science fiction horror opposite Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan and Michael J. Pollard

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987) action with Gene Simmons and Robert Guillaume

Spetters (1980) romance sport opposite Hans van Tongeren, Renée Soutendijk and Toon Agterberg

Wedlock (1991) science fiction action with Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen and James Remar

The Mill and the Cross (2011) drama opposite Charlotte Rampling and Michael York

Inside the Third Reich (1982) war history with John Gielgud, Maria Schell and Blythe Danner

Dracula III: Legacy (2005) horror opposite Jason Scott Lee, Jason London and Roy Scheider

Hostile Waters (1997) thriller with Martin Sheen, Max von Sydow and Colm Feore

Past Midnight (1991) neo-noir thriller opposite Paul Giamatti, Tom Wright and Natasha Richardson

Blind Side (1993) thriller mystery with Rebecca De Mornay and Ron Silver

The Poseidon Adventure (2005) adventure action opposite Adam Baldwin, Steve Guttenberg and Bryan Brown

24 Hours to Live (2017) science fiction action thriller opposite Ethan Hawke, Qing Xu and Paul Anderson

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) sci-fi adventure with Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne

The Sisters Brothers (2018) Western crime opposite John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal

TV Shows

He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Lieutenant Aleksandr 'Sasha' Pechersky in British television film Escape from Sobibor (1987).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March in HBO thriller drama television movie Fatherland (1994).

Merlin (1998) NBC miniseries in role as King Vortigern

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

Smallville (2003) superhero television series in role as Morgan Edge

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

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

Galavant (2015) musical fantasy comedy series in role as Kingsley

Mata Hari (2017) drama history series in role as Stolbakken

Porters (2017-2019) British sitcom in role as Tillman

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


Attended a Rudolf Steiner school.

Attended the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam.

Had three sisters.

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.

Was an environmentalist.

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

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).

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)


You really can't say enough about 'Blade Runner.' For that movie to have such a long life - you can't describe what a beautiful feeling that is. Initially, the movie was out of theaters in something like two weeks. But the people that wanted it back - the fans - they really saved it.

'Blade Runner' is such a unique film. How do you describe a diamond? I don't think you should ever touch it again.

It took me a long time to find out that I was born to be an actor. It was the last thing on my list, although my list was very small. I didn't know what to do. But kids weren't supposed to know what to do back then; we were all cute and we'd find out what we'd do later in life.

I was convinced that acting was for fools. I was on the stage when I was eight with my father, he was playing one of those Greek blind guys that sees things and warns people, whilst I was in a blue skirt. I think there were 5,000 people in the theatre, it was ridiculous.