Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer

Highest Rated: 93% Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

Lowest Rated: 10% Moving McAllister (2007)

Birthday: Jan 23, 1944

Birthplace: Breukelen, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Rutger Hauer was a versatile Dutch actor whose prolific 50-year acting career included roles in dozens of films, the most notable of which included "Turkish Delight" (1972), "Nighthawks" (1981), "Batman Begins" (2005) and arguably his most memorable, that of a violent android named Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's science-fiction masterpiece, "Blade Runner" (1982). Hauer was born in Bruekelen, Netherlands on January 23, 1944 at the height of World War II. Hauer was born during the German occupation of the Netherlands, and in later interviews, would recall how the horrors of that War made him turn to pacifism as an adult. A rebellious youth, Hauer ran away from home at the age of 15 to work on a freighter. He had dreams of becoming a captain, but was unable to due to colorblindness. With his aspirations shot, Hauer returned home after one year to finish high school. Having parents were both actors who ran an acting school in Amsterdam, and nurtured their teenage son's burgeoning creative side. Hauer started taking acting classes at Amsterdam's Academy for Theater and Dance and quickly found that he liked it. He briefly quit the academy, however, and joined the Royal Netherlands Army, but left after a few months to return to acting school. Hauer would eventually go on to graduate from the Academy for Theater and Dance in 1967. After graduating, Hauer quickly began landing acting work. One of his first major roles was a starring part on the Dutch TV series "Floris" (NTS, 1969). That show, however, lasted only a single season. In the early 1970s Floris honed his craft by appearing in plays for a Dutch theater company. His screen acting work during this period was minimal. Then in 1973 he appeared in the Dutch romantic drama "Turkish Delight." The film was such a massive success both in the Netherlands, as well as in some countries abroad, that Hauer instantaneously became a bankable star on the international stage. As a result, he started landing roles in films with a more global appeal, including his first English language film "The Wilby Conspiracy" (1975). Hauer also continued making a name for himself in Dutch cinema, with impressive roles in critically-acclaimed films like "Soldier of Orange" (1977) and "Spetters" (1980). In 1981 Hauer made his American film debut appearing alongside Sylvester Stallone in the action-thriller "Nighthawks." But it was his role in "Blade Runner" that truly put Hauer on the map. Although not a huge success at the box office at the time of its release, "Blade Runner's" popularity has only grown in the ensuing years, with Hauer in particular being hailed for his performance as the murderous android Roy Batty. After "Blade Runner," Hauer began taking on more acting work in American films throughout the 1980s, including "Ladyhawke" (1985), "The Hitcher" (1986) and "Blind Fury" (1989). The 1990s saw him appear in a number of low budget films, like "Split Second" (1992) and "Omega Doom" (1996), but by the 2000s he was landing roles in bigger budgeted Hollywood like "Sin City" (2005) and "Batman Begins." Hauer continued working well into the 2010s, with numerous appearances in both films and on television shows. an appearance in the film "Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask" in 2019. By 2019, his 50th year as a working actor, Hauer had landed over 170 film and TV credits, according to IMDB, making him one of the most prolific actors of his generation. Sadly, however, after a half a century entertaining audiences throughout the world, Rutger Hauer passed away on July 19, 2019 at his home in the Netherlands. The cause of death was an unspecified illness. He was 75.

Highest rated movies

Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Soldier of Orange
Blade Runner The Sisters Brothers
Flesh & Blood
Turkish Delight
Batman Begins




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Break Ray (Character) - 2020
22% 21% Iron Mask Ambassador (Character) - 2019
52% 65% The Sonata Richard Marlowe (Character) - 2018
87% 68% The Sisters Brothers The Commodore (Character) $3.1M 2018
No Score Yet 57% Corbin Nash Stranger (Character) - 2018
25% 49% Samson Manoah (Character) $4.7M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Broken Key Professor Moonlight (Character) - 2017
52% 29% 24 Hours to Live Frank (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drawing Home Carl Rungius (Character) - 2017
47% 53% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets President of the World State Federation (Character) $40.4M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangsterdam Dolph (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 26% Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich Oskar Halminski (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emperor John The Constant (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clones Dr. Richards (Character) - 2015
57% No Score Yet Behind the White Glasses Self $2.2K 2015
67% 81% Admiral Maarten Tromp (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 21% The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power King Zakour (Character) - 2015
29% 66% The Letters Benjamin Praagh (Character) $1.6M 2014
No Score Yet 0% 2047: Sights of Death Col. Asimov (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 32% Real Playing Game Steve Battier (Character) - 2013
80% 51% The Future Maciste (Character) $14.0K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight of the Storks Sonderman (Character) - 2013
14% 14% Argento's Dracula Abraham Van Helsing (Character) $3.1K 2012
No Score Yet 10% The Reverend Withstander (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portable Life Antonio (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet All for One Niemeyer (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 37% The Heineken Kidnapping Alfred Heineken (Character) - 2011
69% 62% Black Butterflies Abraham Jonker (Character) - 2011
79% 64% The Mill and the Cross Peter Bruegel (Character) $310.9K 2011
66% 57% Hobo With a Shotgun Hobo (Character) $703.0K 2011
21% 40% The Rite Istvan Kovak (Character) $33.0M 2011
No Score Yet 40% The Cardboard Village Il sacrestano (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 38% Life's a Beach Jean-Luc (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 40% The 5th Execution Khant (Character) - 2010
17% 37% Happiness Runs Insley (Character) $6.1K 2010
No Score Yet 14% Sword of War Federico Barbarossa (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dazzle (Oogverblindend) Unknown (Character) - 2009
68% 75% Bride Flight Old Frank (Character) $497.3K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magic Flute Diaries Dr. Richard Nagel (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 28% 7eventy 5ive Detective John Criton (Character) - 2007
39% 62% Goal! 2: Living the Dream Rudi Van Der Merwe (Character) - 2007
10% 29% Moving McAllister McAllister (Character) $42.2K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starting Over Peter Rossen (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 17% The Hunt for Eagle One Gen. Frank Lewis (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 18% Mentor Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 28% Mirror Wars: Reflection One Mysterious Man (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 15% Minotaur Cyrnan (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 34% The Poseidon Adventure Bishop August Schmidt (Character) - 2005
50% 31% Dracula III: Legacy Dracula III (Character) - 2005
84% 94% Batman Begins Earle (Character) $206.9M 2005
77% 78% Sin City Cardinal Roark (Character) $74.1M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tempesta Van Beuningen (Character) - 2004
50% 48% Salem's Lot Kurt Barlow (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 33% Warrior Angels Grekkor (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair Cardinale Marcinkus (Character) - 2002
79% 75% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Keeler (Character) $16.0M 2002
No Score Yet 3% Scorcher President Nelson (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 9% Flying Virus Ezekial (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 23% Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal Copilot MacIntosh (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 38% Lying in Wait Keith Miller (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 25% Wilder Dr. Sam Dennis Charney (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Partners in Crime Gene Reardon (Character) - 2000
63% 68% Simon Magus Squire (Character) $38.2K 1999
No Score Yet 14% New World Disorder David Marx (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 30% Bleeders Dr. Marlowe (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 19% Bone Daddy William H. Palmer (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 11% Tactical Assault Capt. John "Doc" Holiday (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ruby Ring Patrick Collins (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 42% Hostile Waters Capt. Britanov (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 34% Redline John Anderson Wade (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon John Thornton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From a Parallel Universe: Eating Pattern Bog (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 92% Knockin' on Heaven's Door Curtiz (Character) $3.3K 1997
No Score Yet 25% Blast Leo (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 27% Omega Doom Omega Doom (Character) - 1996
20% 40% Crossworlds A.T. (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 8% Precious Find Armond Crille (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 25% Mr. Stitch Doctor Rue Wakeman (Character) - 1995
38% 49% Nostradamus The Mystic Monk (Character) $65.6K 1994
24% 48% Surviving the Game Thomas Burns (Character) $7.7M 1994
No Score Yet 36% Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Fred Noonan (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 50% The Beans of Egypt, Maine Reuben Bean (Character) $6.5K 1994
50% 52% Fatherland SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood of the Innocent Dr. Lem (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 43% Blind Side Jake Shell (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 16% Arctic Blue Ben Corbett (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 10% Voyage Voyage (Character) - 1993
36% 43% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lothos (Character) $14.1M 1992
No Score Yet 56% Split Second Harley Stone (Character) $4.8M 1992
No Score Yet 16% Beyond Justice Tom Burton (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 32% Past Midnight Ben Jordan (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 37% Wedlock Frank Warren (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 23% Bloodhounds of Broadway The Brain (Character) $25.8K 1989
13% 76% The Blood of Heroes Sallow (Character) $882.3K 1989
53% 51% Blind Fury Nick Parker (Character) $2.1M 1989
No Score Yet 33% On a Moonlit Night John Knott (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 86% The Legend of the Holy Drinker Andreas Kartak (Character) - 1988
30% 48% Wanted: Dead or Alive Nick Randall (Character) $6.5M 1987
No Score Yet 82% Escape From Sobibor Alexander `'Sasha'` Pechersky (Character) - 1987
62% 74% The Hitcher John Ryder (Character) $2.1M 1986
86% 63% Flesh & Blood Martin (Character) - 1985
68% 74% Ladyhawke Captain Etienne Navarre (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 30% A Breed Apart Jim Malden (Character) - 1984
33% 50% Eureka Claude Maillot Van Horn (Character) - 1983
42% 38% The Osterman Weekend John Tanner (Character) - 1983
93% 90% Blade Runner: The Final Cut Roy Batty (Character) - 1982
89% 91% Blade Runner Roy Batty (Character) $3.9M 1982
No Score Yet 67% Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer (Character) - 1982
70% 55% Nighthawks Wulfgar (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 100% Chanel Solitaire Etienne de Balsan (Character) - 1981
85% 65% Spetters Gerrit Witkamp (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mysteries Johan Nagel (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Error Rinus de Gier (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pastorale 1943 August Schultz (Character) - 1978
91% 88% Soldier of Orange Erik Lanshof (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 66% Keetje Tippel Hugo (Character) - 1975
67% 45% The Wilby Conspiracy Blane Van Niekirk (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dandelions Rick (Character) - 1974
86% 80% Turkish Delight Eric Vonk (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Blood Cris (Character) - 1971


No Score Yet No Score Yet Porters Tillman (Character) 2017 2019
93% 81% Channel Zero: Candle Cove Joseph Peach (Character) 2018
91% 96% The Last Kingdom Ravn (Character) 2017
89% 93% Galavant Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
70% 72% True Blood Niall Brigant (Character) 2013-2014
40% 42% Metal Hurlant Chronicles Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight of the Storks Sonderman (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Poseidon Adventure Bishop August Schmidt (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem's Lot Kurt Barlow (Character) 2004
78% 68% Smallville Morgan Edge (Guest Star) 2003
86% 90% Alias Anthony Geiger (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 96% The 10th Kingdom Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merlin King Vortigern (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1990