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 6,795,042 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Rutger Hauer is the 128th most popular actor (up from 152nd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 32nd in 2019) and the most popular Actor.

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

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  • 6.8M

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  • 70.48

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  • 59

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  • 7.28

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  • 3.73

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Among actors, Rutger Hauer ranks 128 out of 9,996Before him are Spencer Tracy, Stan Laurel, Max von Sydow, Peter Falk, Ursula Andress, and Rita Hayworth. After him are Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Robert Duvall, Yves Montand, Lee Van Cleef, and Marcel Marceau.

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Among people born in 1944, Rutger Hauer ranks 11Before him are Miloš Zeman, George Lucas, Barry White, Jeff Beck, Alexander Van der Bellen, and Reinhold Messner. After him are Ernő Rubik, Geraldine Chaplin, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Page, and Carlos Alberto Torres. Among people deceased in 2019, Rutger Hauer ranks 6Before him are Toni Morrison, Karl Lagerfeld, Jacques Chirac, Niki Lauda, and Robert Mugabe. After him are Bruno Ganz, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Robert Forster, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Mohamed Morsi, and Agnès Varda.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Rutger Hauer ranks 30 out of 1,427Before him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), and William I of the Netherlands (1772). After him are Peter Debye (1884), Johan Huizinga (1872), Paul Verhoeven (1938), Jan Steen (1626), Rinus Michels (1928), and Michiel de Ruyter (1607).

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), Nina Foch (1924), Fons Rademakers (1920), Carice van Houten (1976), Herman van Veen (1945), Derek de Lint (1950), and Maruschka Detmers (1962).

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