Wednesday, July 24, 2019

RIP Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor best known for his role as cyborg Roy Batty in seminal sci-fi film Blade Runner has died at the age of 75. Hauer died at his Neathrlands home on July 19, 2019. He was 75. Born Rutger Oelesen Hauer on January 23, 1944 in Breukelen, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Handsome, energetic and fluent in several languages, Hauer made his first mark in the late ‘60s in the Netherlands as the star of Paul Verhoeven’s medieval TV series “Floris.” He vaulted to the top ranks of Dutch stardom in 1973 opposite Monique van de Ven in Verhoeven’s sexually explosive drama “Turkish Delight,” which became a box-office smash and garnered an Oscar nod as best foreign film. Hauer appeared in the 2018 Euro-western “The Sisters Brothers” in the role of ‘The Commodore’.

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