Rutger Hauer, 'Blade Runner' star, dies at 75


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Via:  arkansashermit-too  •  last year  •  29 comments

Rutger Hauer, 'Blade Runner' star, dies at 75

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The versatile actor died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands and his funeral was held Wednesday.


Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah in "Blade Runner." Warner Bros. / Getty Images

July 24, 2019, 1:15 PM CDT

By David K. Li and Diana Dasrath

Rutger Hauer, the versatile Dutch actor best known for his leading role in "Blade Runner," died at his home in the Netherlands, his agent and loved ones announced Wednesday.

He was 75.

Hauer passed away July 19 following a brief illness and his funeral was held Wednesday, agent Steve Kenis said.

The actor's HIV-AIDS charity, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association, said the actor wanted his work against the disease to be continued through his wife of 50 years, Ineke ten Cate.

"One of Rutger’s last wishes was that Starfish should continue its charity activity and its fight against the AIDS disease, and with Ineke’s precious help, involvement and direction we will follow Rutger’s wish and will do our best to carry on Rutger’s inestimable legacy," according to a statement from the charity.

Hauer will be best known for his work in "Blade Runner," playing Roy Batty opposite Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard.

Even though the 1982 science fiction work was a critical and box office flop, it became a cult classic that kept Hauer's name relevant for decades.


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Old Hermit
1  seeder  Old Hermit    last year

Ahhh, I'm going to miss the big lug!

He had a wealth of work from outstanding, ("Blade Runner"), to the bezarly bad, ("Hobo with Shotgun"), but he always had a strong presence on screen.

Some of my personal favorites that came to mind when I heard the news of his passing.images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQmHBAR3J7Dcz1cjG0aEqY Blade Runner 1982



Ladyhawke 1985



Flesh & Blood 1985



The Hitcher 1986


Blind Fury 1989



Hobo with a Shotgun 2011

1.1  devangelical  replied to  Old Hermit @1    last year

Blade Runner is on my top 5 sci-fi list. 

1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1    last year

Me too!  Alien is also on my top 5 list

pat wilson
1.2  pat wilson  replied to  Old Hermit @1    last year

I loved him in Ladyhawk. His character in The Hitcher was blood-curdling !

Old Hermit
1.2.1  seeder  Old Hermit  replied to  pat wilson @1.2    last year
I loved him in Ladyhawk.

I did too but one of my takeaways was how beautiful the horses they used in the movie were.  Their grace and strength blew me away.

I found out that the breed used in the movie, "Ladyhawk", is called " Friesian" , and that the stallion that Hauer mostly used when filming was named "Goliath", (the 1st photo).

Magnificent animals. c2180325933c42a6dd64dca8b089bec7.jpg




His character in The Hitcher was blood-curdling !



One of the most frighting portrayals of a cold blood, psychopath I've ever had the pleasure of shivering at while watching.

pat wilson
1.2.2  pat wilson  replied to  Old Hermit @1.2.1    last year

Friesians are awesome !

Old Hermit
1.3  seeder  Old Hermit  replied to  Old Hermit @1    last year

Blind Fury 1989

What?  No one appreciated Hauer's updated and Americanized tribute to the long running Japanese character Zatoichi , the blind masseur and blade-master?



2  Kavika     last year

A wonderful actor. 

I'll never forget him in ''Blade Runner'' and I reallly enjoyed him in ''Ladyhawk''.

RIP Rutger.

2.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @2    last year

I will admit that Daryl Hannah flopping around on the floor after she gets her plug pulled is a favorite scene of mine.

2.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @2.1    last year

That was pretty freaky!

2.2  MUVA  replied to  Kavika @2    last year

I liked him in Nighthawks.

2.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  MUVA @2.2    last year

I forgot all about Nighthawks.  It didn't register when I first commented on this seed.

That was a great movie!

3  XDm9mm    last year

My condolences to his immediate and extended family and circle of friends.

I liked his work in Ladyhawk but to me, his best role was in The Hitcher.

3.1  MrFrost  replied to  XDm9mm @3    last year
his best role was in The Hitcher.

Nearly impossible to dispute that. 

4  Tessylo    last year

One of my favorite movies of all time was Bladerunner.  That movie was based on one of Philip K. Dick's stories 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"  One of my favorite authors as well.  I'm a huge sci-fi geek also.  

I really enjoyed Harrison Ford in that film as well

4.1  MUVA  replied to  Tessylo @4    last year

How did you like the second one?

4.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  MUVA @4.1    last year

I thought that the script was quite good, but the acting a bit marginal.  Decent sequel in general.

4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  MUVA @4.1    last year

I never saw the second one.  I need to see if I can find that on Netflix or possibly Hulu.

4.1.3  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.2    last year

I need to see the second one as well. Just too cheap to pay anything to watch it.

4.1.4  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.3    last year

When you get the chance, do watch it.  The script is quite good, just the acting could have been better IMO.

4.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.3    last year

With the cost of the movies nowadays, it would be cheaper to buy the DVD although I do enjoy the movie theater experience, depending on the movie.  

5  sandy-2021492    last year

Didn't he write his "teardrops in the rain" speech for Bladerunner?  It was so touching.

5.1  Kavika   replied to  sandy-2021492 @5    last year
Didn't he write his "teardrops in the rain" speech for  Bladerunner?   It was so touching.

He didn't write it but the night before the filming of the scene made changes to the original. 

In the documentary  Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner , Hauer, director  Ridley Scott , and screenwriter  David Peoples  confirm that Hauer largely modified the "Tears in Rain" speech.

6  Enoch    last year

He will be missed.

Major talent.

Beloved advocate.

May his memory be a source of consolation and inspiration to those left behind.



Perrie Halpern R.A.
7  Perrie Halpern R.A.    last year

One of my favorite actors in one of my favorite movies. His last scene was all about why life matters.. just beautiful. 

I guess it was his time to die. RIP Rutger. 

7.1  Tessylo  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7    last year

That was very touching.

Perrie Halpern R.A.
7.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Tessylo @7.1    last year

Thanks for watching. I often post videos and I wonder if anyone really watches them.

7.1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1.1    last year

That particular scene crystalizes part of what being human is all about.

It's not about the toys, or the money.  It's about what we've experienced, and what we have done with our time here.

7.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1.1    last year

That was such a touching scene, gave me chills.  He could have let Decker die, but he didn't.  Realizing how precious life is.  


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