Rutger Oelsen Hauer (born 23 January 1944) is a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist. His career began in 1969 with the title role in the popular Dutch television series Floris. His film credits include Flesh+Blood, Blind Fury, Blade Runner, The Hitcher, Escape from Sobibor (for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor), Nighthawks, Wedlock, Sin City, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Ladyhawke, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Osterman Weekend, The Blood of Heroes, Batman Begins, Hobo with a Shotgun, and The Rite. Hauer also founded an AIDS awareness organization, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.
"I have a lot of energy. I'm a lot stronger than most people."
"I don't know what the appeal is. I can see I've got blue eyes and I don't look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame but I can't understand the fuss."
"'Good guy' or 'bad guy', hero or anti hero; doesn't matter to me, what role I play, only the character have something magical."
|Full Name at Birth||Rutger Oelsen Hauer|
|Other Names||The Dutch Paul Newman|
|Date of Birth||January 23, 1944|
|Height||6' 1" (185 cm)|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Director|
|Claim to Fame||Roy Batty in Blade Runner and Martin in Flesh + Blood.|
|Talent Agency||The Glick Agency|
|Brand Endorsements||(1998) TV commercial for Canal+(1987-1994) TV commercials for Guinness(2004) TV commercial for Guinness(2009) TV commercial (voice-over) for Lurpak butter (UK)|
|Favorite Colors||Red, Green, White|