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Rutger Hauer
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Biography

Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. The son of actors, Hauer was born in Breukelen Holland. Because his parents were often touring, Hauer and his three sisters were raised by a nanny. A bit of a rebel during his childhood, he chafed at the rules and rigors of school and was often getting into mischief. His grandfather had been the captain of a schooner, and at age 15, Hauer ran away to work on a freighter for a year. Like his great-grandfather, Hauer is color-blind, which prevented him from furthering his career as a sailor. Upon his return, he attended night school and started working in the construction industry. When he again bombed at school, his parents enrolled him in drama classes. Fancying himself a poet, Hauer spent most of his time writing poetry and hanging out in Amsterdam coffee houses instead of studying. He got expelled for poor attendance and afterward spent a brief time in the Dutch Navy. Deciding he didn't like military life, Hauer convinced his superiors that he was mentally unfit and was sent to a special home for psych patients. It was an unpleasant place, but Hauer remained there until he convinced his ranking officers that the military really did not need him.

Rutger Hauer stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Blade Runner 1982 With Peter L. at Showcase Orange Digital **** 1/2
The Osterman Weekend 1983 Digital ** 1/2
Ladyhawke 1985 with Peter Loge? DVD ***
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Sin City 2005 Digital 1/2 *
Batman Begins 2005 family on DVD Digital *** 1/2