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

Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Dead at 75

NEW YORK-Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in Blade Runner opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was 75 years old.

If you remember anything about Blade Runner, you likely recall Batty's final scene, and Hauer's pitch-perfect delivery of a departing soliloquy that never, ever fails to move me. His funeral was held on Wednesday.

After touring with an acting troupe, his big break came in "Floris", in 1969.

'RIP the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films, ' del Toro wrote.

In that 1981 Sarasota Herald-Tribune article, he said a Hollywood agent suggested he change his name to something more familiar to Americans, but he declined. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.

Arguably Hauer's most famous moment on screen was his "tears in rain" monologue from Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner".

In 2005, he appeared as Cardinal Roark in "Sin City" and the corporate villain Bruce Wayne discovers running Wayne "Batman Begins". In 2011, Hauer got to play a lead role for a change in the Grindhouse-inspired Hobo With a Shotgun (he played the hobo, obviously).

"We wrote this character and we were like, 'We've got to get somebody awesome to play this person, somebody who, his very presence means something, '" showrunner Nick Antosca told EW.

"I'm not very good at judging movie scripts", he said in 1994, adding that the less budget a movie had, the more they were willing to pay him. The actor's television work included roles on "True Blood" and "Channel Zero".

When he was not working in film, Hauer was an avid philanthropist, staring the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association, which provides "help, attention and care to children and pregnant women with HIV/AIDS, as well as educating communities about this disease", according to the group's website.

The late actor is survived by his second wife of 50 years, Ineke ten Cate, and daughter Aysha Hauer.



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