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

  
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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.




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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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ArkansasHermit-too
1  seeder  ArkansasHermit-too    3 weeks ago

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:ANd9GcQmHBAR3J7Dcz1cjG0aEqYBlade Runner 1982

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Ladyhawke 1985

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Flesh & Blood 1985

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The Hitcher 1986

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Blind Fury 1989

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Hobo with a Shotgun 2011

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1  devangelical  replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @1    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1    3 weeks ago

Me too!  Alien is also on my top 5 list

 
 
 
pat wilson
1.2  pat wilson  replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @1    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
ArkansasHermit-too
1.2.1  seeder  ArkansasHermit-too  replied to  pat wilson @1.2    3 weeks ago
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).

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His character in The Hitcher was blood-curdling !

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Agreed! 

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  ArkansasHermit-too @1.2.1    3 weeks ago

Friesians are awesome !

 
 
 
ArkansasHermit-too
1.3  seeder  ArkansasHermit-too  replied to  ArkansasHermit-too @1    3 weeks ago
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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?

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Kavika
2  Kavika     3 weeks ago

A wonderful actor. 

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

RIP Rutger.

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @2    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @2.1    3 weeks ago

That was pretty freaky!

 
 
 
MUVA
2.2  MUVA  replied to  Kavika @2    3 weeks ago

I liked him in Nighthawks.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  MUVA @2.2    3 weeks ago

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

That was a great movie!

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3  XDm9mm    3 weeks ago

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.

 
 
 
MrFrost
3.1  MrFrost  replied to  XDm9mm @3    3 weeks ago
his best role was in The Hitcher.

Nearly impossible to dispute that. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
MUVA
4.1  MUVA  replied to  Tessylo @4    3 weeks ago

How did you like the second one?

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  MUVA @4.1    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  MUVA @4.1    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
Ronin2
4.1.3  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.2    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.1.4  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.3    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1.3    3 weeks ago

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.  

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
5  sandy-2021492    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1  Kavika   replied to  sandy-2021492 @5    3 weeks ago
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.

 
 
 
Enoch
6  Enoch    3 weeks ago

He will be missed.

Major talent.

Beloved advocate.

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

P&AB.

Enoch.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
7  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 weeks ago

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. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1  Tessylo  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7    3 weeks ago

That was very touching.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
7.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Tessylo @7.1    3 weeks ago

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

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
7.1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1.1    3 weeks ago

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.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1.1    3 weeks ago

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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