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    Default RIP Rutger Hauer

    Rutger Hauer, most remembered for his role Roy Batty in Blade Runner, passed away at the age of 75.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49098435


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    His stardom came from:




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    R.I.P. Rutger. I've always like him as an actor. Blind Fury, Split Second, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Ladyhawke, A Breed Apart, Blade Runner, Night Hawks, The Osterman Weekend, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Surviving the Game, Omega Doom, Merlin, The Hunt for Eagle One, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets are all in my DVD/Blu-ray cabinets in the living room. Though Rutger made many "B" movies, there was always an honesty and likable nature that came across on the screen. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

    edit: forgot about him in "Sin City"....that's in the collection as well.
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    I hadn't heard of Rutger Hauer until he did some Guinness ads for British TV in the 80s/90s, presumably because I hadn't seen Blade Runner (still haven't). He was genuinely unnerving in The Hitcher (1986), but I never saw that film until years after its release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    He was genuinely unnerving in The Hitcher (1986)
    I used to work for a music and video wholesaler and I bought that video in. We shifted some units of it because it was class and Hauer was excellent in the role. Years later Sean (one-accent-fits-every-film-worst-actor-in-the-world) Bean destroyed the role in a remake. I can never forgive him for that. Hauer was an evil, sadistic hitcher in the original. Bean was about as frightening as My Little Pony, in the remake (complete with a terrible accent) and more wooden than a rocking horse. Hauer was hilariously cast in Hobo with a Shotgun', too (great gory b-movie).

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