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.


Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask (2018)
English ambassador
Corbin Nash (2018)
Samson (2018)
Drawing Home (2017)
Carl Rungius
The Broken Key (2017)
Professor Moonlight
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
President of the World State Federation
Gangsterdam (2017)
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich (2016)
Oskar Halminski
The Worlds of Philip K. Dick (2016)
The Letters (2015)
Benjamin Praagh
Behind the White Glasses (2015)
Flight of the Storks (2015)
Unity (2015)
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Clones (2015)
Dr. Richards
Wax: We Are The X (2015)
Admiral (2015)
Maarten Tromp
The Scorpion King: Quest for Power (2015)
King Zakour
Francesco (2014)
Padre di Francesco
2047: Sights of Death (2014)
Colonel Asimov
The Future (2013)
Real Playing Game (2013)
Steve Batier
Dracula 3D (2012)
Abraham van Helsing
Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt (2012)
Freek van Dyk
The Reverend (2012)
The Withstander
The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)
Alfred Heineken
The Cardboard Village (2011)
More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
The 5th Execution (2011)
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Peter Bruegel
All for One (2011)
Black Butterflies (2011)
Abraham Jonker
The Rite (2011)
Istvan Kovak
Life's a Beach (2010)
Barbarossa (2009)
Federico Barbarossa
Dazzle (2009)
Bride Flight (2008)
Old Frank
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007)
Starting Over (2007)
Peter Rossen
Moving McAllister (2007)
Maxwell McAllister
Dead Tone (2007)
Det. John Criton
Goal! II: Living the Dream (2007)
Rudi van der Merwe
The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point (2006)
Gen. Frank Lewis
Mentor (2006)
Sanford Pollard
Minotaur (2006)
The Hunt for Eagle One (2006)
Gen. Frank Lewis
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Bishop August Schmidt
Mirror Wars: Reflection One (2005)
Dracula III: Legacy (2005)
Batman Begins (2005)
Sin City (2005)
Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark
Tempesta (2004)
Van Beuningen
Scorcher (2003)
US Präsident Nelson
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Warrior Angels (2002)
The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Paul Marcinkus
Killer Buzz (2001)
Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (2001)
Copilot MacIntosh
Lying in Wait (2001)
Keith Miller
Slow Burn (2000)
Dr. Sam Dennis Charney
Partners in Crime (2000)
Gene Reardon
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' (2000)
New World Disorder (1999)
David Marx
Tactical Assault (1999)
Capitaine John 'Doc' Holiday
Bone Daddy (1998)
Deathline (1997)
John Wade
The Ruby Ring (1997)
Patrick Collins
Hostile Waters (1997)
Cap. Britanov
Lexx 1.3: Eating Pattern (1997)
Bleeders (1997)
Dr. Marlowe
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997)
John Thornton
Blast (1997)
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Crossworlds (1996)
Mariette in Ecstasy (1996)
Paul Verhoeven: From Holland to Hollywood (1996)
Omega Doom (1996)
Omega Doom
Precious Find (1996)
Armond Crille
Mr. Stitch (1995)
Doctor Rue Wakeman
Blood of the Innocent (1995)
Fatherland (1994)
SS-SturmbannfĂĽhrer Xavier March
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994)
Fred Noonan
Surviving the Game (1994)
Thomas Burns
Nostradamus (1994)
The Mystic Monk
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Rueben Bean
Voyage (1993)
Morgan Norvell
Blind Side (1993)
Jake Shell
Arctic Blue (1993)
Ben Corbett
The Revenge of the Dead Indians (1993)
Beyond Justice (1992)
Tom Burton
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Split Second (1992)
Harley Stone
Wedlock (1991)
Frank Warren
Desert Law (1991)
Past Midnight (1991)
Ben Jordan
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)
The Brain
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
On a Moonlit Night (1989)
John Knott
Blind Fury (1989)
Nick Parker
The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)
Andreas Kartak
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
Nick Randall
The Hitcher (1986)
John Ryder
Flesh + Blood (1985)
Ladyhawke (1985)
Captain Etienne Navarre
A Breed Apart (1984)
Jim Malden
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
John Tanner
Eureka (1983)
Claude Maillot Van Horn
Blade Runner (1982)
Roy Batty
Inside the Third Reich (1982)
Albert Speer
Nighthawks (1981)
Chanel Solitaire (1981)
Etienne de Balsan
Spetters (1980)
Gerrit Witkamp
Fatal Error (1979)
Rinus de Gier
Woman Between Wolf and Dog (1979)
Es begann bei Tiffany (1979)
Voor koningin en vaderland (1979)
Mysteries (1978)
Johan Nagel
Pastorale 1943 (1978)
August Schultz
Soldier of Orange (1977)
Erik Lanshof
La donneuse (1977)
Max Havelaar (1976)
Cancer Rising (1975)
Cold Blood (1975)
Katie Tippel (1975)
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Blane Van Niekirk
Dandelions (1974)
Turkish Delight (1973)
Eric Vonk
Genderness ()
Magic Flute Diaries ()
Dr. Richard Nagel
Sin City - The Hard Goodbye ()
The Sonata ()
Tonight at Noon ()
On a Moonlit Night (1989)