Rutger Hauer

Dutch Actor
Born Jan 23, 1944

Rutger Oelsen Hauer is a Dutch stage, television and film actor. His career began in 1969 with the title role in the popular Dutch television series Floris, directed by Paul Verhoeven.

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1944 Birth Hauer was born on 23 January 1944 in Breukelen in the Netherlands. … Read More


1969 25 Years Old Hauer joined an experimental troupe, with which he remained for five years before Paul Verhoeven cast him in the lead role of the 1969 television series Floris, a Dutch medieval action drama.


1975 31 Years Old The role made him famous in his native country, and Hauer reprised his role for the 1975 German remake Floris von Rosemund. … Read More
1982 38 Years Old The following year, he appeared in arguably his most famous and acclaimed role as the eccentric and violent but sympathetic anti-hero Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 science fiction thriller Blade Runner, in which he improvised the famous tears in rain monologue. … Read More


1985 41 Years Old Hauer married his second wife, Ineke ten Cate, in 1985 (they had been together since 1968); and he has one child born in 1966, actress Aysha Hauer who made him a grandfather in 1987. … Read More


1999 55 Years Old …  In 1999, Hauer was awarded the Dutch "Best Actor of the Century Rembrandt Award". … Read More


2005 61 Years Old He also hosted the British reality television documentary Shock Treatment in 2005. … Read More
2007 63 Years Old In 2007 he recorded the voice-overs for the UK advertising campaign for Lurpak butter.
2009 65 Years Old In 2009, his role in avant-garde filmmaker Cyrus Frisch's Dazzle, received positive reviews. … Read More
2010 66 Years Old In April 2010, he was cast in the live action adaptation of the short and fictitious Grindhouse trailer Hobo With a Shotgun (2011).
2011 67 Years Old In March 2011, it was announced that Hauer would play vampire hunter Van Helsing in legendary horror director Dario Argento's Dracula 3D. … Read More
2015 71 Years Old In 2015 he was the voice in Lurpak commercials. … Read More
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