Rutger Hauer a man defined by his role in Bladerunner, directed by Ridley Scott died this week.
He played roles in action films and low budget films. He rarely accepted roles for money: only roles where he was interested in the part.
He felt one of his most brilliant moments were in The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)
But what made him was the final rain scene in Bladerunner. The sililoquy humanised the robot replicants which he played & turns the sentiments of the audience in favour of them against Harrison Ford’s role. It was a cult classic film which moved into the mainstream and became a mainstream classic. The set was ground breaking which Ridley Scott had more and more time to improve due to an actors’ strike.
A man born in Holland in the middle of the second world war, he became a pacifist. But as an actor he played many violent film roles, such as in Hitchiker, and Nighthawks his Hollywood debut with Sylvester Stallone.
And he owned an old classic Porsche!
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