Hollywood Veteran Actor Rutger Hauer Dies at Age 75


Rutger Hauer, a veteran actor probably best known for his leading role in the blockbuster Blade Runner, died on July 19 at his home in the Netherlands. Besides that, the actor played very important role of Earle in Batman Begins, alongside the key roles in the films like ‘Smallville’, Sun City, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. His other famous movies are Dracula III: L, 1992’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more.

Earlier, he was considered to be the most handsome, vigorous and effortless in several languages. Actor made his first appearance in late ‘60s in the Netherlands. He appeared as the star of Paul Verhoeven’s medieval TV series “Floris. After three more Dutch features with Verhoeven that became art-house successes in the U.S. Hauer segued to a Hollywood career with a flashy role as a terrorist in the 1981 Sylvester Stallone thriller “Nighthawks.”

Actor Rutger Hauer Dies

While talking about his film career, his most esteemed performance came in a film. That was a resounding flop on its original release. In 1982, he revealed the murderous yet soulful Roy Batty, leader of a gang of outlaw replicates. In the film he worked opposite Harrison Ford in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi noir work “Blade Runner.” Well, the picture became a widely influential cult favorite, and Batty proved to be Hauer’s most indelible role.

More recently, he appeared in a pair of 2005 films: as Cardinal Roark in “Sin City”. And as the corporate villain who Bruce Wayne discovers is running the Wayne Corp. in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins.”

Coming to his horror films, He was a natural at horror and vampire roles, starring as Van Helsing in Dario Argento’s “Dracula 3D.” On the other hand, as the vampire Barlow in the 2004 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot” along with Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher and Donald Sutherland.