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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Rutger Hauer

Chicago – Cult character actor Rutger Hauer passed away late last month, but the mark he made with his array of performances carried through two generation of admirers, even receiving the honor of Best Dutch Actor of the (20th) Century in 1999. He died on July 19th, 2019, in his native Netherlands. He was 75.

He was born in Breukelen, the Netherlands, to actor parents. After a couple stints in the military, he graduated from the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam in 1967, and made his TV debut two years later when director Paul Verhoeven cast him in the Dutch medieval action drama “Floris.” His film debut came in 1973 with “Turkish Delight,” and he performed mostly in Dutch films during the 1970s, including work with Verhoeven again on “Solider of Orange” (1977) and “Spetters” (1980).

Although Hauer made one international English language film previously, his American debut came in 1981 with “Nighthawks.” His was unforgettable one
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Latest Concept Art for Eric Red’s ‘No Man’s Ridge’ Teases a Crazy and Bloody Bigfoot Horror Film

Latest Concept Art for Eric Red’s ‘No Man’s Ridge’ Teases a Crazy and Bloody Bigfoot Horror Film
From Eric Red, the writer of The Hitcher (1986) and the director of Body Parts, Bad Moon and 100 Feet, comes the action and gore-packed No Man’s Ridge, a new Bigfoot horror flick that we first heard about several years ago. It’s looking like it’s finally coming closer to reality, and Red has been sharing images of early concept art on social media. […]
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Rest In Peace, Rutger Hauer

It is with sadness that we hear the news that last Friday, actor Rutger Hauer died after a brief illness, at the untimely age of 75. His breakthrough as an actor in the Netherlands was in Paul Verhoeven's television series Floris, in which he played a knight, but films soon followed. Verhoeven's Turkish Delight got nominated in 1974 for the best foreign-language Oscar, and introduced Rutger to the international arthouse audiences. But of course he Really shot to fame in the eighties when he played Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, in which he improvised the character's famous final speech. Many memorable roles followed, including the lead in Sam Pakinpah's Ludlum adaptation The Osterman Weekend, the titular hitcher from The Hitcher, and Navarre in...

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A Tribute to Rutger Hauer

Tom Jolliffe pays tribute to Rutger Hauer after the news of his passing…

I’ve been a huge fan of Rutger Hauer from the very first time I watched Blade Runner. The film shouldn’t have connected so instantly with me, for someone so young, but it did. Though it was Harrison Ford a.k.a. Solo, a.k.a. Indiana Jones who drew me to that film, and those glorious visuals and soundscapes that bewitched me so much, it was always Hauer who left the most lasting impression.

Over time and over more subsequent viewings that performance began to show more and more layers of nuance. Hauer, as an actor when given the freedom to play, was capable of the unique and the electrifying. Batty isn’t a great villain. He’s so much more. It’s why Hauer gives the ‘iconic’ performance in a film loaded with great
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Rutger Hauer’s Career In Pictures – Photo Gallery

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Rutger Hauer’s Career In Pictures – Photo Gallery
The world-weary gaze and sculpted features of Rutger Hauer made his face one of the most compelling countenances in genre film history — whether he was portraying haunted souls of broken nobility, malevolent men on a mission or corrupt manipulators long hidden behind a handsome facade.

Click on the photo above to launch a career-spanning photo gallery.

The Dutch actor, who died July 19 at age 75, was the son of Teunke and Arend Hauer, drama teachers watching the gears of oppression spinning while the Netherlands was under Nazi occupation during World War II. He ran off to sea at age 15 and then returned home to work as an electrician before rewiring his life for a new career by studying at the Academy for Theater & Dance in
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Guillermo del Toro and More Celebrities Remember ‘Deep,’ ‘Genuine’ Rutger Hauer

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Guillermo del Toro and More Celebrities Remember ‘Deep,’ ‘Genuine’ Rutger Hauer
Following the news of Rutger Hauer’s death, celebrities took to social media to remember the Dutch actor.

Hauer died July 19 after a short illness at the age of 75. Celebrities shared quotes, photos and gifs showcasing the actor’s most famous role, such as the villainous John Ryder in the 1986 thriller “The Hitcher,”Captain Navarre in the 1985 film “LadyHawke” and perhaps his most famous performance as replicant Roy Batty in the sci-fi film “Blade Runner.”

Guillermo del Toro pointed to “Flesh and Blood,” “Eureka,” “The Hitcher,” “Blade Runner,” “Ladyhawke” and “Blind Fury” as some of his favorite Hauer roles. “Rip the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films,” he wrote.

Rip the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films. My personal favorites: Flesh + Blood, Eureka, The Hitcher,
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Social media tributes after ‘Blade Runner’ star Rutger Hauer dies at 75

Social media tributes after ‘Blade Runner’ star Rutger Hauer dies at 75
People from the world of film are paying tribute on social media to Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor who famously tormented Harrison Ford as the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, and has died aged 75.

People from the world of film are paying tribute on social media to Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor who famously tormented Harrison Ford as the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, and has died aged 75.

Hauer passed away in the Netherlands last Friday (July 19) according to reports, following a short illness. His funeral took place on Wednesday (24).

Guillermo del Toro paid tribute on Twitter to “an intense,
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Rutger Hauer, Star of Blade Runner, Passes Away at 75

Joseph Baxter Jul 24, 2019

The inimitable Rutger Hauer has died at 75, leaving behind a prolific legacy in film and television.

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.”

Rutger Hauer passed away this past Friday, July 19, at the age of the age of 75, having succumbed to a short illness. The news was revealed today by the actor’s agent, Steve Kennis. However, unlike the unforgettable soliloquy – quoted above – that he delivered in 1982’s Blade Runner, his moments will not be lost in time.

Indeed, the ever-emotive and versatile Dutch actor, Hauer, whose funeral was held today, leaves behind a breadth of work in the realms of film and television, spanning back to his first onscreen role, in the 1969 medieval television series,
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Rutger Hauer Dead At Age 75

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Hauer in his iconic role as Batty in "Blade Runner".

By Lee Pfeiffer

International film star Rutger Hauer has died at age 75 in his native Netherlands after what has been called "a short illness". Hauer had run away from home at age 15 and joined the merchant marines before turning his attention to acting. He gained stardom in the Netherlands in the 1960s through a TV series titled "Floris". He gravitated to feature films where his good looks and assertive personality made him a popular attraction. His first major hit in European cinema was the acclaimed 1973 film "Turkish Delight". Hauer, who frequently collaborated with director Paul Verhoeven, made a mark in Hollywood playing a memorable villain in the 1981 thriller "Nighthawks" starring Sylvester Stallone. In 1982, he landed his most iconic role as the villain Batty in director Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner". The film was a critical and boxoffice disappointment
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Rip Rutger Hauer: Guillermo Del Toro, Ice T and More Pay Tribute

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Rip Rutger Hauer: Guillermo Del Toro, Ice T and More Pay Tribute
The passing of famed “Blade Runner” actor Rutger Hauer has prompted an outpouring of tributes from filmmakers, actors, and fans on Twitter, honoring a career highlighted by one of the most famous monologues in sci-fi history.

Director Guillermo Del Toro praised Hauer as “an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films.” “Law and Order: Svu” star Ice-t reflected on the time he worked with Hauer on the action film “Surviving the Game,” while Kiss frontman Gene Simmons posted a picture of a VHS copy of “Wanted Dead or Alive,” in which the rock star played a terrorist being hunted down by a CIA agent played by Hauer.

Hauer’s “Blade Runner” co-star Daryl Hannah said in a statement to Fox News Wednesday, “I have a profound love and respect for Rutger Hauer. I am heartbroken to learn he has left us. He was unpredictable,
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Rutger Hauer Dies at 75, Star of Blade Runner, The Hitcher & Batman Begins

Rutger Hauer Dies at 75, Star of Blade Runner, The Hitcher & Batman Begins
Rutger Hauer, known best for his role in Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Blade Runner, has died. Hauer was 75-years-old at the time of his passing. The news has been confirmed by his agents, as well as multiple outlets. The actor's funeral has already been held. While no specific cause of death was revealed, it's said Hauer passed after a short illness.

A beloved character actor who spent nearly five decades in the business, Rutger Hauer's career dates back to 1969, when he starred on the TV series Floris. However, it was his work as replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 movie Blade Runner that Hauer will be remembered best for. While Blade Runner was a bomb at the time of its release, it's since gone on to become a true classic, with many considering it to be one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made. Hauer's performance is no small part of that.
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Rutger Hauer, Film and TV Star Best Known for Blade Runner, Dies at 75

Prolific actor Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75.

Hauer had a long and successful career, often playing the bad guys despite his handsome looks.

Hauer is best known for his role as Roy Batty in Ridley' Scott's 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner.

Hauer died in his Netherlands home on Friday, July 19 of undisclosed causes.

His family did not want the news to be revealed until the completion of his funeral, which was on Wednesday.

His agent, Steve Kanis, told The Hollywood Reporter, "He was a wonderful man and a terrific actor."

The Dutch actor got his start on television with a Dutch TV show called Floris in 1969 and returned to the role of the titular character in 1975.

In 1981, Hauer starred in the thriller Nighthawks with Sylvester Stallone.

After 1982's Blade Runner, Hauer had a lot of movie roles starring in films such as The Osterman Weekend (1983), The Hitcher (1986), and
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Blade Runner Actor Rutger Hauer Passes Away at 75 Years Old

Rutger Hauer, the actor who played the villainous Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner and so many other awesome roles in his acting career has passed away.

It’s being reported that he passed on July 19th in the Netherlands after a long illness, and he was 75 years old. According to Deadline, his funeral was held today.

Hauer was a great and super entertaining actor that has left behind a legacy of genre films that also include Ladyhawke, The Hitcher, Blind Fury, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Sin City, Batman Begins, Hobo With a Shotgun, The Rite, and a lot more.

One of my favorite films that he starred in was Blind Fury, where he played a badass and skilled blind Vietnam vet with a sword. If you haven’t seen that movie, you’ve got to put it on your list of movies to see!

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Rutger Hauer Rewrote His Iconic ‘Blade Runner’ Monologue, Added ‘Tears in Rain’ Himself

Rutger Hauer Rewrote His Iconic ‘Blade Runner’ Monologue, Added ‘Tears in Rain’ Himself
Rutger Hauer has died at age 75 after suffering from a short illness (via Variety), leaving behind an acting career that includes one of the most memorable monologues in science-fiction film history. Hauer starred opposite Harrison Ford in Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic “Blade Runner.” The late actor appeared as Roy Batty, a rebellious replicant who confronts Ford’s Rick Deckard. In one of the most famous “Blade Runner” scenes, Roy recites a short monologue while dying in the pouring rain.

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe,” Roy says. “Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”

The speech only lasts about 50 seconds, but Hauer’s introspective performance and Scott’s gorgeous close-up work are in such perfect harmony it’s no
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Rutger Hauer Has Passed Away

Whether you knew him as replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner or John Ryder in The Hitcher, Rutger Hauer is widely regarded as one of the most talented and versatile actors of the last six decades, and it is with deep sadness that we share the news of his passing away at the age of 75.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, have reported the news of Hauer's passing. According to THR, Hauer's agent, Steve Kenis, let them know that Hauer passed away last Friday at his home in the Netherlands following "a short illness," with his funeral taking place among his family on Wednesday.

An actor with more than 170 credits to his name (according to IMDb), Hauer always brought authenticity to his wide range of roles, from the aforementioned Batty and Ryder to Joseph Peach in Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, Van Helsing in Dario Argento's Dracula 3D, Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt in Nighthawks,
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R.I.P. Rutger Hauer (1944 – 2019)

It has been announced that prolific Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, perhaps best known for his roles in Blade Runner and The Hitcher, passed away aged 75 on Friday, July 19th, after a short illness.

Hauer rose to fame in his home country when he was cast as the lead in the Paul Verhoeven medieval action series Floris, and went on to collaborate with the filmmaker on the films Turkish Delight, Katie Tippel, Soldier of Orange and Spetters before making his Hollywood debut opposite Sylvester Stallone in 1981’s Nighthawks.

Hauer took on the role of Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner in 1982, and collaborated with Verhoeven for a final time on the director’s American debut Flesh & Blood before starring opposite C. Thomas Howell in 1986’s action horror The Hitcher and earning acclaim for his work in the Italian film The Legend of the Drinker.

Hauer’s subsequent credits
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Rutger Hauer Dead at 75. Here’s Our 2016 Wamg Interview With the Actor.

R.I.P. Roy Batty. Blade Runner, Hobo With A Shotgun, Sin City, Nighthawks, and so many more. Beloved actor Rutger Hauer died July 19th at his home in the Netherlands after a brief illness. He was 75. In 2016, Mr. Hauer took the time to talk to We Are Movie Geeks about his career, and Drawing Home, the film he was promoting at the time.

Interview conducted by Tom Stockman November 8th, 2016.

Co-starring in Drawing Home is veteran actor Rutger Hauer, who has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer began his career in Dutch films, often collaborating with director Paul Verhoeven on films such as Spetters, The Soldier Of Orange, and Turkish Delight. Hauer came to Hollywood in the early ’80s and has co-starred in many popular films including Nighthawks, Blade Runner, The Hitcher, Ladyhawke, and Hobo With A Shotgun. In Drawing Home,
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Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Actor, Dead at 75

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Actor, Dead at 75
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor best known for his turn as the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, died last Friday at his home in the Netherlands, the actor’s agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed to Rolling Stone. He was 75.

While Kenis did not give a cause of death, Variety reported that Hauer died after a short illness. His funeral was held Wednesday.

While Hauer spent the early part of his career acting in a variety of films and television shows in the Netherlands and Britain, Blade Runner marked just his
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Rutger Hauer Dies: ‘Blade Runner’ Bad Guy, Genre Star Was 75

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Rutger Hauer Dies: ‘Blade Runner’ Bad Guy, Genre Star Was 75
Rutger Hauer, the actor who played the villainous Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner in a career in which he became a staple in genre films, died July 19 in his native the Netherlands after a long illness. He was 75.

A funeral was held today, Hauer’s agent Steve Kenis told Deadline.

Hauer was born January 23, 1944 in Breukelen in the Netherlands. He attended the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam before being drafted into the Royal Netherlands Army. He was part of an experimental theater troupe before being cast by Paul Verhoeven in the 1969 Dutch TV action drama Floris.

His first role stateside was in 1981 in the film Nighthawks opposite Sylvester Stallone, but it was his role as Roy Batty in the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner that put him in the spotlight and made him a formidable name amongst the cult fan community of the Ridley Scott film.
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Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘The Hitcher’ Star, Dies at 75

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘The Hitcher’ Star, Dies at 75
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor best known for portraying the tragic villain Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic “Blade Runner,” died following a short illness. He was 75.

His website, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association, announced the news Wednesday. Hauer’s managers, as well as his agent Steve Kenis, also confirmed his passing to TheWrap and added that a funeral was held for Hauer on Wednesday morning.

Hauer starred opposite Harrison Ford as the ruthless replicant Roy Batty in “Blade Runner” in 1982 after making his American film debut in 1981 with Sylvester Stallone in “Nighthawks.” The actor subsequently appeared in several ’80s action and adventure hits like “Ladyhawke,” “Flesh+Blood,” “The Hitcher” and “Wanted: Dead or Alive.” He also won a Golden Globe for his work in the TV movie “Escape from Sobibor,” about a commandant at a death camp in World War II.

Also Read: Terry Rawlings, British Film Editor of 'Alien,
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