Rutger Hauer

Actor, Co-producer, Director
Classically handsome, physically impressive, and emotionally intense, Dutch actor Rutger Hauer first achieved fame in his homeland of the Netherlands before exploding on U. S. screens as some of cinema's most memorable ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1944 in Netherlands

Filmography

Actor (115)

The Last Kingdom 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Metal Hurlant Chronicles 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Michiel de Ruyter 2015 (Movie)

Maarten Tromp (Actor)

Tonight at Noon 2015 (Movie)

Diego (Actor)

Coexistence 2014 (Movie)

The Professor (Actor)

Crusade of Vengeance 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dracula III: Legacy 2014 (Movie)

Dracula (Actor)

In The Shadow of the Cobra 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jungle Juice 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kickback 2014 (Movie)

Sergei (Actor)

Mozart's Magic Flute Diaries 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Nagel (Actor)

The Heineken Kidnapping 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

2047 - Sights of Death 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Argento's Dracula 3D 2013 (Movie)

Van Helsing (Actor)

The Future 2013 (Movie)

Maciste (Actor)

True Blood 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Butterflies 2012 (Movie)

Abraham Jonker (Actor)

Alle for én 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bride Flight 2011 (Movie)

Old Frank (Actor)

Hobo With a Shotgun 2011 (Movie)

Hobo (Actor)

The 5th Execution 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mill and the Cross 2011 (Movie)

Peter Bruegel (Actor)

The Rite 2011 (Movie)

Istvan Kovak (Actor)

Happiness Runs 2010 (Movie)

Insley (Actor)

The Cardboard Village 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Barbarossa 2009 (Movie)

Barbarossa (Actor)

Dead Tone 2009 (Movie)

Detective John Criton (Actor)

Dazzle 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Goal! 2 2008 (Movie)

Rudi Van Der Merwe (Actor)

Mentor 2008 (Movie)

Sanford Pollard (Actor)

Mirror Wars 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Moving McAllister 2007 (Movie)

Maxwell McAllister (Actor)

Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

Earle (Actor)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Cardinal Roark (Actor)

Ignition 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stephen King's Salem's Lot 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Tempesta 2004 (Movie)

Allart Van Beunigen (Actor)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

Keeler (Actor)

Dracula II: Ascension 2002 (Movie)

Dracula III (Actor)

Wilder 2002 (Movie)

Dr Sam Dennis Charney (Actor)

God's Bankers 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lying in Wait 2001 (Movie)

Keith Miller (Actor)

Partners in Crime 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Simon Magus 2001 (Movie)

Count Albrecht--The Squire (Actor)

Flying Virus 2000 (Movie)

Ezekial (Actor)

Hemoglobin 1999 (Movie)

Dr Marlow (Actor)

Knockin' on Heaven's Door 1999 (Movie)

Curtiz (Actor)

New World Disorder 1999 (Movie)

David "Coroner" Marx (Actor)

Partners in Crime 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Merlin 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blast 1997 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Crossworlds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mariette in Ecstasy 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Omega Doom 1996 (Movie)

Omega Doom (Actor)

Precious Find 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angel of Death 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Arctic Blue 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Nostradamus 1994 (Movie)

Mystic Monk (Actor)

Surviving the Game 1994 (Movie)

Burns (Actor)

The Beans of Egypt, Maine 1994 (Movie)

Rueben Bean (Actor)

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 (Movie)

Lothos (Actor)

Split Second 1992 (Movie)

Harley Stone (Actor)

Beyond Justice 1991 (Movie)

Tom Burton (Actor)

Blind Fury 1990 (Movie)

Nick Parker (Actor)

The Blood of Heroes 1990 (Movie)

Sallow (Actor)

The Edge 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989 (Movie)

The Brain (Actor)

La Leggenda del Santo Bevitore 1988 (Movie)

Andreas Kartak (Actor)

Wanted Dead or Alive 1987 (Movie)

Nick Randall (Actor)

A Breed Apart 1986 (Movie)

Jim Malden (Actor)

The Hitcher 1986 (Movie)

John Ryder (Actor)

Flesh + Blood 1985 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Ladyhawke 1985 (Movie)

Navarre (Actor)

Eureka 1984 (Movie)

Claude Maillot Van Horn (Actor)

The Osterman Weekend 1983 (Movie)

John Tanner (Actor)

Blade Runner 1982 (Movie)

Roy Batty (Actor)

Grijpstra & De Gier 1982 (Movie)

Brigadier Rinus de Gier (Actor)

Chanel Solitaire 1981 (Movie)

Etienne de Balsan (Actor)

Nighthawks 1981 (Movie)

Wulfgar (Actor)

Spetters 1980 (Movie)

Gerrit Witkamp (Actor)

Een Vrouw Tussen Hond en Wolf 1978 (Movie)

Driann (Actor)

Mysteries 1977 (Movie)

Johan Nagel (Actor)

Soldier of Orange 1977 (Movie)

Erik (Actor)

Keetje Tippel 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Max Havelaar 1975 (Movie)

Duclari (Actor)

The Wilby Conspiracy 1974 (Movie)

Blane Nierkirk (Actor)

Pusteblume 1973 (Movie)

Rik Van de Loo (Actor)

Turkish Delight 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blind Side (TV Show)

Actor

Blood of the Innocent (Movie)

Doctor Lem (Actor)

Bone Daddy (TV Show)

Actor

Deadlock (TV Show)

Actor

Escape From Sobibor (TV Show)

Actor

Fatherland (TV Show)

Actor

Galavant (Tv Show)

Actor

Hostile Waters (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Third Reich (TV Show)

Actor

Minotaur (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Stitch (TV Show)

Actor

Past Midnight (TV Show)

Actor

Redline (TV Show)

Actor

Tactical Assault (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Kingdom (TV Show)

Actor

The Outsider (Movie)

(Actor)

The Poseidon Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

The Precious One (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ruby Ring (TV Show)

Actor

Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (TV Show)

Actor

Voyage (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Dazzle 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Classically handsome, physically impressive, and emotionally intense, Dutch actor Rutger Hauer first achieved fame in his homeland of the Netherlands before exploding on U. S. screens as some of cinema's most memorable villains. Determined to not fall victim to Hollywood typecasting, he went on to portray heroes, misfits and scoundrels in an incredibly prolific career that spanned decades. After gaining recognition in several films with Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven in the 1970s, he debuted on American screens as a psychotic terrorist in "Nighthawks" (1981). As impressive as that performance was, Hauer was unforgettable as the homicidal android Roy Batty opposite Harrison Ford in Ridley Scott's influential science fiction thriller "Blade Runner" (1982). Major film roles followed, with memorable turns in films like "Ladyhawke" (1985) and "The Hitcher" (1986). Although Hauer continued to work relentlessly in the years that followed, many of his choices seemed questionable, such as the blind swordsman comedy "Blind Fury" (1989). There would, however, be small gems of performances amongst the subpar efforts, with cameo roles in films like "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002) and "Sin City" (2005), proving that he still had much to bring to the table as an actor. As uneven as Hauer's body of work had become, it was, nonetheless, admirable, not only for its sheer volume, but for the diversity of the characters he played and the commitment that he brought to every role.

Relationships

Ayesha Hauer

Daughter
co-starred in "Welcome Says the Angel" (1995)

Ineca Tencate

Wife
married on November 22, 1985 after living together for 13 years

EDUCATION

University of Amsterdam

1967

Milestones

2005

Starred as Earle, a businessman who has designs on Wayne Enterprises, in "Batman Begins," which stares Christian Bale as Batman

2005

Starred in "Sin City" the adaptation of comic book icon Frank Miller's uber-noir series of grapic novels; co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez

2002

Played a mysterious assassin in director George Clooney's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"

1998

Appeared in the acclaimed NBC miniseries "Merlin"

1998

Starred in the thriller "Bone Daddy"

1994

Starred in the HBO movie "Fatherland"

1994

Featured opposite Diane Keaton in the TNT biopic "Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight"

1992

Played one of the undead in the film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

1991

American film debut, "Nighthawks"

1987

Co-starred in the TV-movie "Escape From Sobibor"

1985

Starred opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in "Ladyhawke"

1982

American TV debut, starring as Hitler's personal architect Albert Speer in "Inside the Third Reich", an ABC docudrama miniseries

1982

Had breakthrough screen role as a replicant in "Blade Runner"

1979

Starred in his international breakthrough role, Verhoeven's "Soldier of Orange"

1975

First English-language film, "The Wilby Conspiracy", a British feature set in South Africa starring Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine

1973

Film debut, "Turkish Delight"; first film with Dutch director Paul Verhoeven

1967

Stage debut

1967

Toured Dutch farmlands with a theater group for six years

1960

Joined the Dutch Army at age 16; applied to the officer's commission to become mountain climber, was eventually turned down

1959

Worked as merchant seaman on tea schooner at age 15 (lied about his age; date approximate)

Studied drama at the University of Amsterdam

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