RIP Rutger Hauer

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Rutger Hauer, the versatile Dutch leading man of the ’70s who went on star in the 1982 “Blade Runner” as Roy Batty, died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness. He was 75.

Hauer’s agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed the news and said that Hauer’s funeral was held Wednesday.

His most cherished performance came in a film that was a resounding flop on its original release. In 1982, he portrayed the murderous yet soulful Roy Batty, leader of a gang of outlaw replicants, opposite Harrison Ford in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi noir opus “Blade Runner.” 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.”

In “True Blood,” he played Niall Brigant, the king of the tribe from which the Stackhouse family is descended and the faerie grandfather to Sookie, Jason Stackhouse and Hunter Savoy. Hauer also recurred on ABC’s medieval musical comedy “Galavant” as Kingsley in 2015.
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This is very sad to hear, his role in Blade Runner was iconic. RIP.

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So sad. RIP :-(

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Geez, such a great actor. RIP

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It's a damn shame.

I loved him not only for Batman and Blade Runner but also the number of cult classics I loved to watch when I was younger: Nighthawks, The Osterman Weekend, Flesh and Blood, The Hitcher, Ladyhawke, Blind Fury, the super underrated Blood of Heroes, Buffy, Split Second and a solid TV movie called Vaterland (more or less a Wolfenstein movie). Damn that's a great career!

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Turks Fruit is his most daring work, same goes for Verhoeven and Monique van de Ven.

He was an incredibly talented actor and always a tremendous screen presence. He has delivered so many fantastic performances.

He truly was the very best Dutch actor, very sad that he has passed away...

Rust in vrede Rutger

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Soldier of Orange. RIP to this great man and best actor us Dutchies have had the pleasure of seeing at work.

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Loved him in Hobo With A Shotgun, The Hitcher, Batman Begins and Blade Runner obviously.

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