Rutger Hauer +

In the famously improvised Blade Runner monologue he practically gave his own obituary. Never ever was modern blockbuster cinema closer to Shakespearian drama. I guess there isn’t much to say about Hauer after this grand scene:

Except a lot more about his life and career …

Rutger Hauer (2018)
75? That’s much too young for such force of nature.


Rutger Oelsen Hauer (Dutch: [ˈrɵtxər ˈulsə(n) ˈɦʌuər]; 23 January 1944 – 19 July 2019) was a Dutch actor, writer and environmentalist. In 1999, he was named the Best Dutch Actor of the Century by the Dutch public.[1][2]

He’s seen things we people wouldn’t believe …



  1. Reblogged this on The Swamp Hermit's Report and commented:
    Well said, Orca! Where was the world’s so-called news agencies on this? Some hOlLyWoOd perv dies and America’s MSM runs sob stories 24/7…barely a peep on Rutger dying – in fact, I just found out on ‘Thar She Blows!’ Well, I always liked and enjoyed his movies…

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    • Well, to be fair he was mostly filling his life with cheapo action C-movies and … he was dutch ffs. I guess 99% of your fellow Americans don’t even know that the dutch people are living in the Netherlands or where the Netherlands are exactly. Or that there is a difference between dutch (nederlands) and deutsch (german).

      Of course, like many good actors from small countries, they struggle for good roles and are matter of factly much too good for the little shitty roles their agents can secure for them. And honestly, apart from Rutger Hauer and Famke Janssen (X-Men’s Jean Grey) I wouldn’t know of any other Dutchies that made it in H-wood. Heck there are even more German actors employed now than Dutchies.


  2. I missed this post. His soliloquy in Bladerunner was nothing short of magical. Bladerunner remains one of my favorite films regardless of genre. He could communicate more with a simple facial inflection than many can do with overt physical gyrations. Even in his lesser films, like Surviving the Game, watching him was such a joy. RIP, Roy Batty.


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