Rutger Hauer

BirthDay:

23 Jan 1944

BirthPlace:

Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands

BirthName:

Rutger Oelsen Hauer

Bio:

Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is the son of Teunke (Mellema) and Arend Hauer, both actors. Because his parents were often touring, he 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 color-blind, 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, he spent most of his time writing poetry and hanging out in Amsterdam coffee houses instead of studying. He was expelled for poor attendance and afterward spent a brief period in the Dutch navy. Deciding he didn't like military life, he 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 159 credits )

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
American Undercover (2017) Sergei
Drawing Home (2017) Carl Rungius
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich (2016) Oskar Halminski
Uncle Howard (2016) Himself (archive footage)
The Broken Key (2016) Professor Moonlight
Behind the White Glasses (2015) Himself
Admiral (2015) Maarten Tromp
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Unity (2015) Narrator (voice)
WAX: We Are the X (2015) Aron Mulder
Galavant (2015)  Kingsley (3 episodes, 2015)
2047: Sights of Death (2014) Colonel Asimov
The Letters (2014) Benjamin Praagh
Real Playing Game (2013) Steve Battier
Il Futuro (2013) Maciste
North America (2013)  Narattor / ... (7 episodes, 2013)
Só Visto! (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Dracula 3D (2012) Van Helsing
Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt (2012) Van Dyk
Life's a Beach (2012) Jean-Luc
Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012)  Kern (1 episode, 2012)
The Reverend (2011) Withstander
Klyuch salamandry (2011) Khant (as Rutger Khauer)
The Heineken Kidnapping (2011) Alfred Heineken
The Cardboard Village (2011) Il sacrestano
Black Butterflies (2011) Abraham Jonker
All for One (2011) Niemeyer
The Rite (2011) Istvan Kovak
The Mill and the Cross (2011) Pieter Bruegel
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) Hobo
Portable Life (2011) Antonio
Spoon (2011) Victor Spoon
Wilfred (2011)  Dr. Grummons (1 episode, 2014)
Prophets of Science Fiction (2011)  Roy Batty (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
Un foglio bianco - Appunti su 'Il villaggio di cartone' (2011) Himself
Requiem 2019 (2011)
Happiness Runs (2010) Insley
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Char·ac·ter: The Interviews (2010) Himself
Sword of War (2009) Federico Barbarossa
Dazzle (2009)
The Rhapsody (2008)
Magic Flute Diaries (2008) Dr. Richard Nagel
Bride Flight (2008) Old Frank
True Blood (2008)  Niall Brigant (5 episodes, 2013)
Festival Road Trip (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Goal II: Living the Dream (2007) Rudi van der Merwe
Sweet Betty (2007) Psychiatrist
Moving McAllister (2007) Maxwell McAllister
Dead Tone (2007) Detective John Criton
Banda sonora (2007)  Roy Batty (1 episode, 2009)
Página 2 (2007)  Roy Batty (1 episode, 2007)
Allemaal film (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Blond, Blue Eyes (2006) Himself
Mentor (2006) Sanford Pollard
Minotaur (2006) Cyrnan
Pauw & Witteman (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Mirror Wars: Reflection One (2005) Mysterious Man
Batman Begins (2005) Earle
Sin City (2005) Cardinal Roark
De wereld draait door (2005)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2011)
Floris (2004) Floris van Rozemond (archive footage) (uncredited)
Never Enough (2004) Sebastian
Tempesta (2004) Van Beuningen
In the Shadow of the Cobra (2004) Gallo
Shock Treatment (2004)  Himself
Salem's Lot (2004)  Kurt Barlow (2 episodes, 2004)
Warrior Angels (2002) Grekkor
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) Keeler
Scorcher (2002) President Nelson
The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002) Cardinale Marcinkus
V Graham Norton (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Film Genre (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Room (2001) Harry
Lying in Wait (2001) Keith Miller
Flying Virus (2001) Ezekial
Smallville (2001)  Morgan Edge (2 episodes, 2003)
Alias (2001)  Anthony Geiger (1 episode, 2003)
RTL Boulevard (2001)  Erik Vonk (1 episode, 2007)
The Last Words of Dutch Schultz (2001) Dutch Schultz (voice)
Slow Burn (2000) Dr. Sam Dennis Charney
Road to Sundance (2000) Himself
Partners in Crime (2000) Gene Reardon
Simon Magus (1999) Count Albrecht, the Squire
New World Disorder (1999) David Marx
Bone Daddy (1998) Palmer
Hemoglobin (1997) Dr. Marlowe
Redline (1997) John Anderson Wade
Blast (1997) Leo
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997) Curtiz
The Roseanne Show (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Lexx (1997)  Bog (1 episode, 1997)
Mariette in Ecstasy (1996) Chaplain
Omega Doom (1996) Omega Doom
Precious Find (1996) Armond Crille
Blood of the Innocent (1995) Dr. Lem
Het uur van de wolf (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994) Reuben Bean
Nostradamus (1994) The Mystic Monk
Surviving the Game (1994) Thomas Burns
Arctic Blue (1993) Ben Corbett
Willemsen - Das Fernsehgespräch (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
The Revenge of the Dead Indians (1993) Himself
Beyond Justice (1992) Tom Burton
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Lothos
Split Second (1992) Harley Stone
Past Midnight (1991) Ben Jordan
Wedlock (1991) Frank Warren
Barend en Van Dorp (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Blind Fury (1989) Nick Parker
The Blood of Heroes (1989) Sallow
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) The Brain
Up to Date (1989) John Knott
After Hours (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988) Andreas Kartak
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987) Nick Randall
The Hitcher (1986) John Ryder
The Late Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Flesh + Blood (1985) Martin
Ladyhawke (1985) Navarre
American Masters (1985) (1 episode, 2009)
A Breed Apart (1984) Jim Malden
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Eureka (1983) Claude Maillot Van Horn
The Osterman Weekend (1983) John Tanner
Blade Runner (1982) Roy Batty
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Wogan (1982) (1 episode, 1990)
Chanel Solitaire (1981) Etienne de Balsan
Nighthawks (1981) Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt
Spetters (1980) Gerrit Witkamp
Grijpstra & De Gier (1979) Rinus de Gier
Woman in a Twilight Garden (1979) Adriaan
Duel in de diepte (1979)  John van der Velde (4 episodes, 1979)
Mysteries (1978) Johan Nagel
Pastorale 1943 (1978) August Schultz
Soldier of Orange (1977) Erik Lanshof
Max Havelaar (1976) Duclari
La donneuse (1976)
Katie Tippel (1975) Hugo
The Year of the Cancer (1975) Pierre
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) Blane Van Niekirk
Das Amulett des Todes (1975) Cris
Floris von Rosemund (1975)  Floris (19 episodes, 1975)
Hard to Remember (1974) Rick
Turkish Delight (1973) Eric Vonk, the sculptor
Waaldrecht (1973)  Rogier de Jonge (1 episode)
Repelsteeltje (1973)
The Pathfinders (1972)  Pieter Van Pearsen (1 episode, 1972)
Floris (1969)  Floris / ... (13 episodes, 1969)
Monsieur Hawarden (1968) (scenes deleted)
Victrix (0) Declan
VICTOR K. (0) Angel
Four Towers (0) Viro
Journey Bound (0) The Hitchhiker
Emperor (0) John The Constant
Corbin Nash (0) Stranger
24 Hours to Live (0) Frank

Producer ( 3 credits )

Dazzle (2009) executive producer
Arctic Blue (1993) co-executive producer
Submitting (1989) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Up to Date (1989) (dialogue)

Director ( 2 credits )

Requiem 2019 (2011)
The Room (2001)