Rutger Hauer

Lowest Rated: 9% Happiness Runs (2010)
Birthday: Jan 23, 1944
Birthplace: Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
Blonde, blue-eyed, tall, and very handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. The son of actors, Hauer was born in Breukelen, Holland. Because his parents were often touring, Hauer and his three sisters were raised by a nanny. A bit of a rebel during his childhood, he chafed at the rules and rigors of school and was often getting into mischief. His grandfather had been the captain of a schooner, and at age 15, Hauer ran away to work on a freighter for a year. Like his great-grandfather, Hauer is colorblind, which prevented him from furthering his career as a sailor. Upon his return, he attended night school and started working in the construction industry. When he again bombed at school, his parents enrolled him in drama classes. Fancying himself a poet, Hauer spent most of his time writing poetry and hanging out in Amsterdam coffee houses instead of studying. He got expelled for poor attendance and afterward spent a brief time in the Dutch Navy. Deciding he didn't like military life, Hauer convinced his superiors that he was mentally unfit and was sent to a special home for psych patients. It was an unpleasant place, but Hauer remained there until he convinced his ranking officers that the military really did not need him. Upon his return to Amsterdam, Hauer again enrolled in acting school; he graduated three years later and joined a traveling experimental theater troupe. Five years later he was cast as a dashing swashbuckler in a Dutch television series. He made his film debut in Monsieur Hawarden (1969), but did not make a name for himself until director Paul Verhoeven cast him as a bohemian sculptor in the erotic drama Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight) in 1973. At one point in the story, Hauer faced the camera fully nude. It would not be the last time in which he would do full frontal nudity in his early career. In 1975, the actor made his English-language debut playing a womanizing Afrikaner opposite Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine in Ralph Nelson's The Wilby Conspiracy.Hauer did not make an impression in Hollywood until he was cast as a psychopathic terrorist opposite Sylvester Stallone in Nighthawks (1981). Always excelling in villainous roles, his next major American appearance is also one of his most famous, that of Roy Batty, one of the rebellious Nexus 6 replicants in Blade Runner (1982). He received kudos for his work in the romantic medieval fantasy Ladyhawke (1985) and in Italian director Ermanno Olmi's drama La Leggenda Del Santo Bevitore (The Legend of the Holy Drinker) (1988). In the latter film, Hauer showed that he was more than a pretty boy-action hero by letting his sensitive, gentle side appear. During the '90s, Hauer regularly appeared in lower-budget films and occasionally in such made-for-TV movies as the well-wrought Call of the Wild (1997). In the early '90s, Hauer tickled and puzzled audiences by appearing in a series of commercials for Guinness. He continued to work steadily in projects as diverse as Merlin, The 10th Kingdom, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He appeared in the blockbuster Batman Begins in 2005, and that same year he had a role in the remake of The Poseidon Adventure, as well as a small part in Sin City. 2011 turned out to be one of his busiest years that was highlighted by a major part in The Mill & the Cross, his playing the lead in the feature-length version of Hobo With a Shotgun, and appearing in the horror film The Rite.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
86% The Sisters Brothers Actor 2018
No Score Yet Los hermanos Sisters Commodore 2018
No Score Yet Corbin Nash Stranger 2018
25% Samson Manoah $4.5M 2018
No Score Yet Drawing Home Carl Rungius 2017
52% 24 Hours to Live Frank 2017
48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets President of the World State Fed. $40.5M 2017
No Score Yet Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich Oskar Halminski 2016
57% Behind the White Glasses Actor $2.7K 2016
60% Admiral (Michiel de Ruyter) Maarten Tromp 2016
27% The Letters Benjamin Praagh $1.1M 2015
No Score Yet The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power King Zakkour 2015
No Score Yet 2047 - Sights of Death Actor 2014
No Score Yet Le Vol Des Cigognes Actor 2014
No Score Yet Il villaggio di cartone (The Cardboard Village) Actor 2014
14% Dracula 3D Van Helsing $3.6K 2013
86% Il Futuro Maciste $9.7K 2013
No Score Yet Real Playing Game Steve Battier 2013
69% Black Butterflies Abraham Jonker 2012
No Score Yet Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Reverend Withstander 2012
78% The Mill and the Cross Pieter Bruegel $0.2M 2011
68% Bride Flight Frank (older) $0.5M 2011
66% Hobo With a Shotgun Hobo $0.2M 2011
21% The Rite Istvan Kovak $33.1M 2011
No Score Yet The 5th Execution (Pyataya kazn) Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Heineken Kidnapping (De Heineken ontvoering) Alfred Heineken 2011
No Score Yet Portable Life Antonio 2011
9% Happiness Runs Insley 2010
No Score Yet Life's a Beach Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Precious One Actor 2010
No Score Yet Sword of War (Barbarossa) Federico Barbarossa 2009
No Score Yet Dazzle (Oogverblindend) Actor Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet Mentor Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Magic Flute Diaries Actor 2008
No Score Yet Mozart's Magic Flute Diaries Actor 2008
10% Moving McAllister McAllister 2007
No Score Yet 7eventy 5ive (Dead Tone) Det. John Criton 2007
39% Goal II: Living the Dream Rudi Van der Merwe 2007
No Score Yet Tonight at Noon Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point Gen. Frank Lewis 2006
No Score Yet Mentor Sanford Pollard 2006
No Score Yet Minotaur Cyrman 2006
No Score Yet Warrior Angels Grekkor 2006
No Score Yet The Hunt for Eagle One Gen. Frank Lewis 2006
No Score Yet Tempesta Van Beuningen 2006
No Score Yet The Poseidon Adventure Bishop Schmitt 2005
No Score Yet Mirror Wars: Reflection One Actor 2005
84% Batman Begins Earle $204.2M 2005
77% Sin City Cardinal Roark 2005
50% Wes Craven Presents Dracula III: Legacy Dracula 2004
No Score Yet Salem's Lot Kurt Barlow 2004
No Score Yet Slow Burn Dr. Sam Dennis Charney 2003
79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Keeler 2003
No Score Yet Lying In Wait Keith Miller 2002
No Score Yet Scorcher President Nelson 2002
No Score Yet The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (I banchieri di Dio) (The God's Bankers) Paul Marcinkus 2002
No Score Yet Flying Virus Ezekial 2001
No Score Yet Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal Co-Pilot 2001
63% Simon Magus Count Albrecht, the Squire 2001
No Score Yet Partners in Crime Gene Reardon 2000
No Score Yet Knockin' on Heaven's Door Curtiz 2000
No Score Yet New World Disorder Coroner 1999
No Score Yet Bone Daddy Bill Palmer 1998
No Score Yet Hemoglobin Actor 1998
82% Merlin Lord Vortigern 1998
No Score Yet Tactical Assault Capt. `Doc' Holiday 1998
No Score Yet The Ruby Ring Patrick Collins 1997
No Score Yet Bleeders Dr. Marlow 1997
No Score Yet Hostile Waters Capt. Britanov 1997
No Score Yet Omega Doom Omega Doom 1997
No Score Yet Jack London's 'The Call of the Wild' John Thornton 1997
No Score Yet Redline John Anderson Wade 1997
No Score Yet Precious Find Armond Crille 1996
20% Crossworlds A.T. 1996
No Score Yet Blast Leo 1996
No Score Yet Beyond Forgiveness Actor 1995
No Score Yet Mr. Stitch Executive Producer Dr. Rue Wakeman 1995
50% Fatherland Xavier March 1994
No Score Yet Forbidden Choices Reuben Bean 1994
25% Surviving the Game Burns 1994
No Score Yet Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Fred Noonan 1994
38% Nostradamus Monk 1993
No Score Yet Voyage Morgan 1993
No Score Yet Blind Side Jake Shell 1993
No Score Yet Arctic Blue Ben Corbett Producer 1993
35% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lothos 1992
No Score Yet Split Second Harley 1992
No Score Yet Beyond Justice Tom Burton 1992
No Score Yet Past Midnight Ben Jordan 1991
No Score Yet Wedlock (Deadlock) Frank Warren 1991
54% Blind Fury Nick Parker 1990
13% The Blood of Heroes Sallow 1990
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway The Brain 1989
No Score Yet In una notte di chiaro di luna (As Long as It's Love) (On a Moonlit Night) John Knot 1989
No Score Yet The Legend of the Holy Drinker (La leggenda del santo bevitore) Andreas 1988
No Score Yet Escape from Sobibor Alexander Percherski 1987
25% Wanted: Dead or Alive Nick Randall 1987
No Score Yet Outsider Actor 1987
60% The Hitcher John Ryder 1986
81% Flesh & Blood (Flesh+Blood) (The Rose and the Sword) Martin 1985
64% Ladyhawke Captain Etienne Navarre 1985
40% Eureka Claude Maillot 1984
No Score Yet A Breed Apart Jim Malden 1984
40% The Osterman Weekend John Tanner 1983
No Score Yet Grijpstra en de Gier Brigadier Rinus de Gier 1983
90% Blade Runner Batty 1982
91% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) Batty $0.3M 1982
No Score Yet Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer 1982
No Score Yet Chanel Solitaire Etienne de Balsan 1981
74% Nighthawks Wulfgar 1981
78% Spetters Witkamp 1980
No Score Yet Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf (Woman in a Twilight Garden) (Woman Between Wolf and Dog) Driann 1979
No Score Yet Mysteries Johan Nagel 1978
91% Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) (Survival Run) Erik Lanshof 1977
No Score Yet Katie Tippel Hugo 1976
No Score Yet Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij Duclari 1976
No Score Yet The Fruit Is Ripe (Griechische Feige) Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Wilby Conspiracy Blaine Van Niekirk 1975
No Score Yet Cold Blood (Das Amulett des Todes) Actor Director 1974
No Score Yet Dandelions Actor 1974
80% Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight) (The Sensualist) (Wild Intent) Eric 1973
No Score Yet Mysteries Actor 1966

TV

CREDIT
93% Channel Zero
2016-2018
Joseph Peach
  • 2018
89% Galavant
2015-2016
Kingsley
  • 2015
91% The Last Kingdom
2015-2018
Ravn
  • 2015
No Score Yet Metal Hurlant Chronicles
2012-2014
Kern
  • 2014
70% True Blood
2008-2014
Niall
  • 2014
  • 2013
88% Alias
2001-2006
Geiger
  • 2003
94% Smallville
2001-2011
Morgan Edge
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The 10th Kingdom
2000
Huntsman
  • 2000
No Score Yet Porters
2017
Tillman

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