Rutger Hauer

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Hauer in July 2010

Rutger Oelsen Hauer (born January 23, 1944) is a Dutch stage, television, and movie actor.


Hauer's career began during the year 1969 with the role in a popular Dutch television series Floris, directed by Paul Verhoeven. His notable works include Flesh & Blood, Blind Fury, Blade Runner, The Hitcher, 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, The Rite, and he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Escape from Sobibor. Hauer is a dedicated environmentalist and has founded an AIDS awareness organization, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.

Personal life

Hauer was born on January 23, 1944 in Breukelen, Netherlands.[1] His parents were Arend and Teunuk Hauer, both drama teachers. Hauer was raised in Beetsterzwaag, Netherlands. Hauer lives in Malibu, California, United States. Hauer married Ineke ten Kate in 1985. They have one daughter, Aysha Hauer. He is the grandfather of fashion model Leandro Maeder.


  1. "IMDb biography for Rutger Hauer". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-05-30.

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