RIP, Rutger Hauer: 7 Little-Known Facts About Blade Runner’s Actor Died at 75

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Popular actor from Blade Runner Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75 as the result of a short illness. Nexter.org has gathered the little-known facts about the famous actor.  

He’s a Dutch actor 

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Rutger Hauer was born on 23 January 1944 in Breukelen, the Netherlands. “I was born in the middle of the war, and I think for that reason I have deep roots in pacifism. Violence frightens me,” he said in of the interviews. 

 

Hauer left the Netherlands to become an actor

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He once said, “Holland only makes five to 10 pictures a year, and I knew all the directors. If I stayed there, I would bleed myself to death. So I decided to work on my languages and be alert to what happens.”

That’s why he learned English and German and left his country.

 

People mostly know him for Blade Runner role 

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The actor’s role in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is most memorable for “tears in rain” monologue that was mostly improvised.

Hauer tells Harrison Ford in this monologue, “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”

 

Founded the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association, an AIDS awareness organization

Source: rutgerhauer.org

Hauer founded an AIDS awareness organization called Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.

“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,” his website front page reads.

 

Won a Golden Globe in 1988

Source: CBS

Rutger Hauer  was awarded Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor  in 1988 for the role of the leader of an uprising against the Nazis in World War II –  Lieutenant Aleksandr ‘Sasha’ Pechersky in the TV Movie “Escape from Sobibor.”

 

Hauer was married to Ineke ten Kate for 34 years

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The actor married his second wife, Ineke ten Cate, in 1985, but they had dated since 1968. He also has a daughter from the first wife – Heidi Merz.

 

He died at the age of 75

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 Popular actor Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75 as the result of a short illness. He passed away at his home in the Netherlands.

He is famous for his roles in  The Osterman Weekend, Ladyhawke, Flesh+Blood, The Hitcher, Escape from Sobibor,  Blade Runner,  Blind Fury, The Blood of Heroes and Wedlock.

People are deeply saddened to learn this news: “Deeply saddened by the passing of the great Rutger Hauer. I have many fond memories of him, both on-screen and in person,” Charles de Lauzirika tweeted.


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