May 4, 2011
Five Favorite Films with Rutger Hauer
In a busy career tracing back to the late 1960s, Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has carved out a unique niche as a performer, alternating between dramatic parts and iconic cult roles that have earned him the admiration of successive generations of audiences. His performance in 1977's World War II drama Soldier of Orange made the world aware of both Hauer and director Paul Verhoeven, while several of his roles in the '80s -- like the menacing villain in action classic The Hitcher and replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner -- continue to resonate with movie fans today. This week he's back in all of his full, starring glory -- headlining the splattery B-movie throwback, Hobo With a Shotgun. We spoke with the actor recently, where he shared his thoughts on the film, and what it's like looking back at Blade Runner today. Read on for the interview; but first, here are Rutger Hauer's five favorite films.