Rutger Hauer
Dutch actor
Rutger Hauer
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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Top 10 of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
For me, this has been an interesting year of travels, adventures in distant lands, and new experiences. Wherever I have gone, though, I've taken the opportunity to explore theatre and musical performances, film, art exhibits, and the most intriguing books. Given this peripatetic life, I've missed out on one or two notable events such Nicole Kidman playing research chemist Rosalind Franklin in Photograph 51 in London's West End. Or the new David Mamet play, China Doll, with Al Pacino in NYC, which looks set to become the major disaster of the year!! (Such spectacles are always fascinating.) But, I think I managed to hit many of the highlights. So here is my annual list of the Top 10 of the year. I hope you can still catch some of these. Films Kingsman: The Secret Service Directed by Matthew Vaughan Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson This was such a stylish, wonderful piece of hokum. A Secret Service which is truly secret in that it's not run by any government but instead ...
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A Revealing Look At Mother Teresa In The Upcoming Film, 'The Letters'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
November 13 was World Kindness Day. Even doing one tiny act of kindness can change your world and the world around you. One of the greatest devotees of the power of kindness was the late Mother Teresa who won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her work to help the hungry and sick in the slums of Calcutta. "Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love," she said. On December 4, The Letters, a feature film about Mother Teresa's life will open in theaters across the nation. Juliet Stevenson stars as Mother Teresa as her life unfolds over the course of 50 years. The film looks at her life's work, her political oppression, her religious zeal, her ferocious spirit and how she impacted so many lives. The Letters, which also stars Max Van Sydow and Rutger Hauer, is told through personal letters that Mother Teresa wrote the last 40 years of her life. The correspondence reveals a vulnerable and very human woman who felt isolation and loneliness. William Riead, who wrote an ...
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PlayStation event: 'No Man's Sky,' 'Boundless,' 'WiLD,' 'Horizon Zero Dawn' explore possibilities
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Games of exploration featured prominently at PlayStation's Paris Games Week show, with a release date for ambitious "No Man's Sky" among highlights from the October 27 presentation. Riding a huge wave of anticipation ever since its December 2013 announcement, "No Man's Sky" has captured imaginations with its chance to cross a procedurally-generated galaxy in search of new planets, plants, animals and resources. PlayStation's Paris Games Week show brought with it a long-awaited release date of June 2016 for the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 and Windows PC title, contained within a trailer narrated by "Blade Runner" actor Rutger Hauer.
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The Last Kingdom recap: series one, episode one – Saxon violence and Viking-sized drama
Guardian (UK) - over 1 year
Alexander Dreymon, Matthew Macfadyen and Rutger Hauer star in an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s novels. But is there enough to separate this BBC series from Vikings and Game of Thrones? Spoiler alert: this blog is for those who have watched the first episode of The Last Kingdom showing on BBC2, Thursday nights in the UK; please refrain from posting any spoilers if you’ve seen more of the series. Hello and welcome everyone. First off, a minor piece of housekeeping: like many people, I’ve read (and hugely enjoyed) the Bernard Cornwell novels on which this adaptation is based, but I’d like to do what we do with the Game of Thrones blog and try to keep the book spoilers to a minimum. Thanks. Continue reading...
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Over The Top. Under the Bun.
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
In preparation for my Nathan's hot dog qualifier at the Plant City, Florida strawberry festival, I have been listening to a lot of Frank Stallone music. Not just the hits from the 1980s films "Staying Alive" and "Over the Top" but his new stuff like "Carry On" from the film "Reach Me." With lyrics like, "It's got to have feelings. It's got to have meaning. Because I need a reason to carry on," Frank could just as well be singing about eating hot dogs competitively for 10 minutes. I am a film junkie, but "Saturday Night Fever" is so much better than, "Staying Alive" and in the arm pressing 80s genre I much prefer "PK and the Kid" over "Over the Top." Granted, I was one of the few individuals who thought that the world needed two competitive arm-wrestling movies and time has not dampened my opinion. My sport, Major League Eating, is known for strength in the dunking forearm versus the bulging biceps from professional arm-wrestling. In subculture sports -- beer pong, cup-stacking, and ...
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The Crap We Missed – Friday 1.24.14
The Superficial - about 3 years
Welcome to Friday’s The Crap We Missed, your lightest selection of the week, but probably the highest butts to coke faces ratio if I’m doing this math correctly. carry the one, divide by the acockocalypse in sweatpants, which leaves a remaind– You know what? I’m not gonna lie, in the only math course I was required to take in college, we did origami, so I’ll just move on. We’ve got Paris Hilton trying out the window dress, which means it’s airborne now, Kirstie Alley and Cedric the Entertainer talking about the new three-cheese stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut, and Rutger Hauer wearing that and doing that, because you’re not cool and neither am I. I’m sure this face is just Taylor Lautner straining not to get all up on those chicks. He would just love to touch their boobs and butts and then high-five the guys and crack some Buds after, - Photo Boy Click Here To Start The Gallery Photo: Fame/Flynet, Getty, INFphoto, Pacific Coast News, Splash News, WENN
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Review: 'Il Futuro' stars Rutger Hauer in alluring story of love, loss
LATimes - over 3 years
The actor plays a former Mr. Universe who's the target of robbery plot involving the teen Bianca (Manuela Martelli) in this fine film. From the stark glare of paralyzing grief to the shadow eroticism of a neo-gothic romance, "Il Futuro" makes for a peculiar strain of otherworldly viewing.
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Jonathan Valania: Crowdsourcing the Truth: How I Almost Became Part of the Problem With Twitter
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Like many of you, I was wide awake in the wee hours of Friday morning following the jaw-dropping events in Boston to the best of Twitter's ability. Between midnight and sunrise, it was a foregone conclusion on Twitter that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in the White Hat (who remains at large, and is considered armed and very dangerous) was Sunil Tripathi, who was born in Bryn Mawr, graduated from Radnor High School, and up until a few weeks ago when he mysteriously disappeared, was a philosophy major at Brown. As the editor of Phawker.com, a blog that reports and re-distributes the news of the world from a Philly perspective, this was huge: Local boy makes bad, becomes center of a news story that has the eyes and ears not just of the nation but the whole world. Jesus! We gotta post about this! Just one problem, there was no reliable sourcing on this beyond the whisper-down-the-alley of Twitter. But when the Atlantic reported that the Boston PD was referring to Sunil ...
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Find Out When 'True Blood' Is Back
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"True Blood" Season 6 will premiere on June 16 at 9 p.m. ET, HBO announced Friday. The 10-episode season continues the story of the part-faerie waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her many supernatural admirers, friends and enemies, including vampires Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), and werewolf Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello). "True Blood" is based on the numerous Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The show has already had a tumultuous year, with creator Alan Ball stepping down after Season 5 to be replaced by Mark Hudis, who then abruptly exited midway through Season 6. Hudis was subsequently replaced by Brian Buckner, who remains at the helm. The show will add new characters this year, including Jurnee Smollett-Bell as an activist called Nicole, and Rutger Hauer as a sinister figure called Macklyn. Manganiello recently promised that this season would be "racier" than the last: "My character’s taken ov ...
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From 'Cosby' To 'True Blood'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Jurnee Smollett-Bell has been on some of TV's top shows from "Full House" to "Friday Night Lights" and she's adding a gory one to that list: "True Blood." The former "Cosby" actress stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss her new movie "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" and spilled some details about her new "True Blood" gig. "I'm super excited about it," she said (above). "My character Nicole is ... an activist who comes to Louisiana to help with 'the cause.'" Smollett-Bell couldn't reveal too much else, but did hint at the involvement of animals and "some biting." For its upcoming season, "True Blood" has also added "90210" alumna Amelia Rose Blaire as Willa, Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell's (Arliss Howard) daughter, who clashes with her father over vampire rights, TVLine previously reported. Rutger Hauer will also join "True Blood" Season 6 as the sinister Macklyn who has mysterious ties to Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten), according ...
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LOOK: A Mysterious New Face Is Headed To 'True Blood'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Is Doc Brown from Back to the Future making a cameo on True Blood this season? Nah — that’s just Rutger Hauer, who will join the HBO vampire series this summer as a sinister dude named Macklyn who has mysterious ties to Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten, pictured below).
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Scott Mendelson: 5 Sylvester Stallone Movies Better Than Bullet to the Head
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Rather than obsess over how weak and amateurish Stallone's newest action film happens to be, I thought I'd take some time to pick out some better examples of Sly's surprisingly interesting filmography.  These five films aren't so much the best or even the most underrated, but merely five films that merit discussion and are worth digging into just a little bit more than usual.  Agree?  Disagree?  You probably do, because I could have easily done such a piece on 10 Stallone films worth briefly dissecting, but I imagine I can only punish my readers for so long at one time.  You'll get your chance below, but for now enjoy these mini-essays of well, uh, let's just call them five Sylvester Stallone movies that are much better than Bullet to the Head. Rocky II (1979): This is arguably the forgotten Rocky movie and, I'd argue, the best sequel of the bunch (although anyone arguing for Rocky Balboa won't get a fight from me).  In an era where not every hit movie automatically g ...
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John Lopez: Sundance Diary - Day Two - Touchy Feely, Austenland and The Future
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The movie gods smiled on us coastal transplants Saturday as a clear, sun-kissed day kept the temperatures a respectable shiver away from abominable. It actually made it bearable to catch up with friends outside while you waited to get into a film. And really, that's the signature phenomena Sundance offers Hollywood, the chance to network. Sure, "lunch" is the iconic social glue of a Socially Darwinian town, but in the email age actually catching up with someone face to face, looking away from your Kindle/iPad to walk and talk somewhere, is pretty hard. So hard, in fact, you have to fly 1000 miles to do it. But of course you need to grist for the conversational mill and that's what Sundance provides -- instant gossip. Even those not busy wheeling and dealing can flaunt what movies' they've seen/failed to see, and what celebrities/power players they saw/pretended to see doing bizarre, otherworldly things, like riding an elevator, or waiting in the aisles for a seat to open up. ...
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True Blood Season 6 – Rutger Hauer is the First to be Cast
Boom Tron - over 4 years
We are well into fall now, and since October is the perfect month to be talking about vampires and werewolves, I think it’s about time we had some news for True Blood’s sixth season, set to appease your lust for blood next summer. Each new season of True Blood needs a new big bad to anchor its stories to, and while Bill has pretty much made himself the biggest possible threat, there’s always room for one or two other characters to lurk around and kill a bunch of people. And do you know who would make a pretty good bad guy if needed? Rutgrt Hauer, of course! The man best known for playing Roy Batty, the robot evading capture in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner, is set to appear in Season 6 as a series regular, reported TVLine. His character, a man known as Macklyn, is of the mysterious and sinister variety, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be playing a villain. Sure, saying a guy is sinister immediately brings to mind the type or person you would associate wi ...
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'True Blood' Season 6 Takes A Bite Out Of Rutger Hauer
MTV News - over 4 years
The rest of us might be still scratching our heads (or nursing our wounds) over the cliffhanger ending of "True Blood" season five, but the show itself isn't dwelling. With filming due to begin on the next season sooner than later, everyone's moving on...to the delightful job of snagging Rutger Hauer as their very first new cast member for season six! TVLine reports that Rutger will play the role of Macklyn, a recurring character with mysterious (and possibly sinister) connections to the surviving members of family Stackhouse. You may not know Hauer's name, but you'll definitely recognize his face; the tall blond Dutchman is known for his ability to inspire shouts of, "HEY! It's THAT GUY!" based on his appearances in everything from "Blade Runner" to "Sin City" to "Batman Begins." And while we'd like to tell you more about what he'll be up to in Bon Temps—and whether he's human, vampire, or vegetable—the folks at "True Blood" are being typically close-mouthed about what's in sto ...
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TBA or Not TBA?
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Can you spot the real TBA events? by Erik Henriksen 1. "A 'chorus' of video interviews conducted with local residents, The People—Portland loosely retells the Greek tragic cycle of the Oresteia." 2. "With TXTmessage, communications consultant and Wired contributor Liam Young will catalog each SMS and MMS message sent within the Works at Washington High School. Using four large LCD screens, Young will then display the messages, alongside the names of their senders." 3. "For two months, Thu Tran held nearly everything she ate under a blacklight and recorded the results on a single piece of paper. In a bizarre take on the classic cooking show, Tran illustrates her findings with images from the internet, a live video feed of different foods changing colors under a blacklight, and a blacklight cooking demonstration." 4. "'Artstigator' Grady Deshant has performed in Boston, Chicago, Sydney, and London. His latest work, the video mon ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rutger Hauer
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 71
    In 2015 he was the voice in Lurpak commercials.
    More Details Hide Details Hauer is an environmentalist. He advocated for the release of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society leader, Paul Watson, who was convicted in 1994 for sinking a Norwegian whaling vessel. Hauer has also established an AIDS awareness organization called the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.
  • 2011
    Age 67
    In March 2011, it was announced that Hauer would play vampire hunter Van Helsing in legendary horror director Dario Argento's Dracula 3D.
    More Details Hide Details He also starred as "Niall Brigant" in season 6 of HBO's True Blood. Hauer is a knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion since 2013.
  • 2010
    Age 66
    In April 2010, he was cast in the live action adaptation of the short and fictitious Grindhouse trailer Hobo With a Shotgun (2011).
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  • 2009
    Age 65
    In 2009, his role in avant-garde filmmaker Cyrus Frisch's Dazzle, received positive reviews.
    More Details Hide Details The film was praised in Dutch press as "the most relevant Dutch film of the year". The same year, Hauer starred in the title role of Barbarossa, an Italian film directed by Renzo Martinelli.
  • 2007
    Age 63
    In 2007 he recorded the voice-overs for the UK advertising campaign for Lurpak butter.
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  • 2005
    Age 61
    He also hosted the British reality television documentary Shock Treatment in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in Goal! 2: Living the Dream as Real Madrid coach Rudi Van Der Merwe.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 55
    In 1999, Hauer was awarded the Dutch "Best Actor of the Century Rembrandt Award".
    More Details Hide Details Hauer played an assassin in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003), a villainous cardinal with influential power in Sin City (2005) and a devious corporate executive running Wayne Enterprises in Batman Begins (2005).
  • FORTIES
  • 1985
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In April 2007, he published his autobiography All Those Moments: Stories of Heroes, Villains, Replicants, and Blade Runners (co-written with Patrick Quinlan), where he discusses many of his movie roles. Proceeds of the book go to Hauer's Starfish Association. The filmography of Rutger Hauer gives an overview of all his performances as an actor in films, television films, and television series from 1969 to present, and also in upcoming films.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Hauer went on to play the adventurer courting Theresa Russell in Eureka (1983), the investigative reporter opposite John Hurt in The Osterman Weekend (1983), the hardened Landsknecht mercenary Martin in Flesh & Blood (1985), and the knight paired with Michelle Pfeiffer in Ladyhawke (1985). He continued to make an impression on audiences in The Hitcher (1986), in which he played a mysterious hitchhiker tormenting a lone motorist and murdering anyone in his way. At the height of Hauer's fame, he was set to be cast as RoboCop though the role went to Peter Weller. That same year, Hauer starred as Nick Randall in Wanted: Dead or Alive as the descendant of the character played by Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. In The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1989), Hauer showed a more soulful side. Phillip Noyce also attempted to capitalize, with far less success, on Hauer's spiritual qualities in the martial arts action adventure Blind Fury (1989). Hauer returned to science fiction with The Blood of Heroes (1990), in which he played a former champion in a post-apocalyptic world.
  • 1975
    Age 31
    The role made him famous in his native country, and Hauer reprised his role for the 1975 German remake Floris von Rosemund.
    More Details Hide Details Hauer's career changed course when Verhoeven cast him in Turkish Delight (1973). The film found box office favour abroad and at home, and Hauer looked to appeared in more international films. Within two years, Hauer made his English-language debut in the British film The Wilby Conspiracy (1975). Set in South Africa, the film was an action-drama with a focus on apartheid. Hauer's supporting role, however, was barely noticed in Hollywood, and he returned to Dutch films for several years. During this period, he made Katie Tippel (1975) and worked again with Verhoeven on Soldier of Orange (1977), and Spetters (1980). These two films paired Hauer with fellow Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbé. Hauer made his American debut in the Sylvester Stallone film Nighthawks (1981) as a psychopathic and cold blooded terrorist named Wulfgar.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 25
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Hauer was born on 23 January 1944 in Breukelen in the Netherlands.
    More Details Hide Details He is the son of drama teachers Teunke (née Mellema) and Arend Hauer. He has three sisters, one older and two younger. Hauer grew up in Amsterdam. Since his parents were very occupied with their careers, he and his sisters were brought up mostly by nannies. He went to a Waldorf school. At the age of 15, Hauer ran off to sea and spent a year scrubbing decks aboard a freighter. Returning home, he worked as an electrician and a joiner for three years while attending acting classes at night school. Hauer served in the Royal Netherlands Navy.
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