Rutger Hauer

1944 - 2019

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Rutger Oelsen Hauer (Dutch: [ˈrʏtxər ˈulsə(n) ˈɦʌuər]; 23 January 1944 – 19 July 2019) was a Dutch actor. In 1999, he was named by the Dutch public as the Best Dutch Actor of the Century.Hauer's career began in 1969 with the title role in the Dutch television series Floris and surged with his leading role in Turkish Delight (1973), which in 1999 was named the Best Dutch Film of the Century. After gaining international recognition with Soldier of Orange (1977) and Spetters (1980), he moved into American films such as Nighthawks (1981) and Blade Runner (1982), starring in the latter as self-aware replicant Roy Batty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rutger Hauer has received more than 6,110,359 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Rutger Hauer is the 152nd most popular actor (down from 49th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Actor.

Rutger Hauer is most famous for his role as Roy Batty in the film Blade Runner.

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  • 6.1M

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  • 76.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Rutger Hauer ranks 152 out of 10,030Before him are Ian Holm, Eli Wallach, Fred Astaire, Christopher Walken, Audie Murphy, and Anouk Aimée. After him are Jim Carrey, Philippe Noiret, Liza Minnelli, Cameron Diaz, Jeanne Moreau, and Joan Fontaine.

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Among people born in 1944, Rutger Hauer ranks 11Before him are George Lucas, Jeff Beck, Barry White, Joe Cocker, Miloš Zeman, and Jimmy Page. After him are Alexander Van der Bellen, Geraldine Chaplin, Alan Parker, Ernő Rubik, Reinhold Messner, and Rafic Hariri. Among people deceased in 2019, Rutger Hauer ranks 8Before him are Karl Lagerfeld, Jacques Chirac, Niki Lauda, Robert Mugabe, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Bruno Ganz. After him are Alexei Leonov, Agnès Varda, Franco Zeffirelli, Doris Day, Peter Fonda, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Rutger Hauer ranks 32 out of 1,209Before him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), Rinus Michels (1928), William I of the Netherlands (1772), and Johan Huizinga (1872). After him are Michiel de Ruyter (1607), André Rieu (1949), Jan Steen (1626), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Theo van Gogh (1857), and Willebrord Snellius (1580).

Among ACTORS In Netherlands

Among actors born in Netherlands, Rutger Hauer ranks 1After him are Sylvia Kristel (1952), Famke Janssen (1964), Jeroen Krabbé (1944), Johannes Heesters (1903), Carel Struycken (1948), Fons Rademakers (1920), Herman van Veen (1945), Nina Foch (1924), Carice van Houten (1976), Derek de Lint (1950), and Maruschka Detmers (1962).

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