Rutger Hauer



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.

Film Credits

Вий 2. Тайна Печати дракона (2018)
as English ambassador
Corbin Nash (2018)
as Stranger
Samson (2018)
as Manoah
Drawing Home (2017)
as Carl Rungius
The Broken Key (2017)
as Professor Moonlight
24 Hours to Live (2017)
as Frank
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
as President of the World State Federation
Gangsterdam (2017)
as Dolph
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich (2016)
as Oskar Halminski
Les mondes de Philip K.Dick (2016)
as Himself
The Letters (2015)
as Benjamin Praagh
Dietro gli occhiali bianchi (2015)
Flight of the Storks (2015)
as Sonderman
Unity (2015)
as Himself - Narrator (voice)
Clones (2015)
as Dr. Richards
Wax: We Are The X (2015)
Michiel de Ruyter (2015)
as Maarten Tromp
The Scorpion King: Quest for Power (2015)
as King Zakour
Francesco (2014)
as Padre di Francesco
2047 - Sights of Death (2014)
as Colonel Asimov
Il futuro (2013)
as Maciste
Real Playing Game (2013)
as Steve Batier
Dracula 3D (2012)
as Abraham van Helsing
Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt (2012)
as Freek van Dyk
The Reverend (2012)
as The Withstander
De Heineken Ontvoering (2011)
as Alfred Heineken
Il villaggio di cartone (2011)
More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
as Himself
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
as Hobo
Ключ Саламандры (2011)
as Khant
Młyn i krzyż (2011)
as Peter Bruegel
Alle for én (2011)
as Niemeyer
Black Butterflies (2011)
as Abraham Jonker
The Rite (2011)
as Istvan Kovak
Life's a Beach (2010)
as Jean-Luc
Barbarossa (2009)
as Federico Barbarossa
Oogverblindend (2009)
Bride Flight (2008)
as Old Frank
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007)
as Himself
Starting Over (2007)
as Peter Rossen
Moving McAllister (2007)
as Maxwell McAllister
Dead Tone (2007)
as Det. John Criton
Goal! II: Living the Dream (2007)
as Rudi van der Merwe
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point (2006)
as Gen. Frank Lewis
Mentor (2006)
as Sanford Pollard
Minotaur (2006)
as Cyrnan
The Hunt for Eagle One (2006)
as Gen. Frank Lewis
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
as Bishop August Schmidt
Zerkalnie voyni: Otrazhenie pervoye (2005)
Dracula III: Legacy (2005)
as Dracula
Batman Begins (2005)
as William Earle
Sin City (2005)
as Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark
Tempesta (2004)
as Van Beuningen
Scorcher (2003)
as US Präsident Nelson
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
as Keeler
Warrior Angels (2002)
as Grekkor
I banchieri di Dio - Il caso Calvi (2002)
as Paul Marcinkus
Killer Buzz (2001)
as Ezekial
Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (2001)
as Copilot MacIntosh
Lying in Wait (2001)
as Keith Miller
Slow Burn (2000)
as Dr. Sam Dennis Charney
The 10th Kingdom (2000)
as Huntsman
Partners in Crime (2000)
as Gene Reardon
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' (2000)
as Himself
New World Disorder (1999)
as David Marx
Tactical Assault (1999)
as Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday
Bone Daddy (1998)
as Palmer
Deathline (1997)
as John Wade
The Ruby Ring (1997)
as Patrick Collins
Hostile Waters (1997)
as Cap. Britanov
Lexx 1.3: Eating Pattern (1997)
as Bog
Bleeders (1997)
as Dr. Marlowe
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997)
as John Thornton
Blast (1997)
as Leo
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
as Curtiz
Crossworlds (1996)
as A.T.
Mariette in Ecstasy (1996)
as Chaplan
Paul Verhoeven: From Holland to Hollywood (1996)
as Himself
Precious Find (1996)
as Armond Crille
Omega Doom (1996)
as Omega Doom
Mr. Stitch (1995)
as Doctor Rue Wakeman
Beyond Forgiveness (1995)
Fatherland (1994)
as SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994)
as Fred Noonan
Surviving the Game (1994)
as Thomas Burns
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
as Rueben Bean
Nostradamus (1994)
as The Mystic Monk
Voyage (1993)
as Morgan Norvell
Blind Side (1993)
as Jake Shell
The Revenge of the Dead Indians (1993)
as Himself
Arctic Blue (1993)
as Ben Corbett
Beyond Justice (1992)
as Tom Burton
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
as Lothos
Split Second (1992)
as Harley Stone
Wedlock (1991)
as Frank Warren
Il principe del deserto (1991)
Past Midnight (1991)
as Ben Jordan
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)
as The Brain
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
as Sallow
On a Moonlit Night (1989)
as John Knott
Blind Fury (1989)
as Nick Parker
La leggenda del santo bevitore (1988)
as Andreas Kartak
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
as Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
as Nick Randall
The Hitcher (1986)
as John Ryder
Flesh + Blood (1985)
as Martin
LADY HAWK (1985)
Ladyhawke (1985)
as Captain Etienne Navarre
A Breed Apart (1984)
as Jim Malden
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
as John Tanner
Eureka (1983)
as Claude Maillot Van Horn
Blade Runner (1982)
as Roy Batty
Inside the Third Reich (1982)
as Albert Speer
Nighthawks (1981)
as Wulfgar
Chanel Solitaire (1981)
as Etienne de Balsan
Spetters (1980)
as Gerrit Witkamp
Grijpstra & De Gier (1979)
as Rinus de Gier
Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf (1979)
Es begann bei Tiffany (1979)
as Ryder
Voor koningin en vaderland (1979)
Mysteries (1978)
as Johan Nagel
Pastorale 1943 (1978)
as August Schultz
Soldaat van Oranje (1977)
as Erik Lanshof
La donneuse (1977)
Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche-Handelmaatschappij (1976)
as Duclari
Het jaar van de kreeft (1975)
Das Amulett des Todes (1975)
as Cris
Keetje Tippel (1975)
as Hugo
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
as Blane Van Niekirk
Der wilde Blonde mit der heißen Maschine (1974)
as Rick
Turks Fruit (1973)
as Eric Vonk
Tonight at Noon ()
as Diego
Magic Flute Diaries ()
as Dr. Richard Nagel
Genderness ()
The Sonata ()
Sin City - The Hard Goodbye ()
as Roark

Production Credits

On a Moonlit Night (1989)