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Rutger Hauer (75) passed away: ‘Soldaat van Oranje’ did to America is to conquer it

In his life, Rutger Hauer has more than a hundred films. Her that on Friday, July 19th, at the age of 75 died, the Dutch, the actor with the most success in the netherlands. He won a Golden Globe award. In the Netherlands it’s raining prizes during the course of his career. He has received two Golden Calves, and for a Rembrandt Award.

In his filmography there are the Dutch classics such as Turkish delight (1973) and Soldier of Orange (1977), but in Hollywood, he is also most memorable roles down into films such as Blade Runner (1982) and The Hitcher (1986).

Hauer started his career honor at the Amsterdam theater school and performed with the Northern Company is to roll it in pieces of, among others, Shakespeare. His breakthrough to the public at large, followed, however, on the tv, as the main character of the series, Floris.

Flores was also the beginning of a close working relationship with the director, Paul Verhoeven. As they Steam Fruit, that is, with 3.3 million visitors and remains the most popular film in Dutch history. In “Soldier of Orange” played in Her under the leadership of Turkey. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe, and it was to Her that he was working of honor over the border and was able to continue in the future. However, he played in the 1980’s, once again, in a Dutch movie, in the hands of Turkey; this time it is Required.

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The multi-faceted career, from Her bird’s-eye view

Golden Globe award for concentratiekampdrama

He was, in 1981, it was the opposite Sylvester Stallone in the thriller Nighthawks. The following year, he played Roy Batty in Blade Runner, right after the release of the film all the way through, no success. Only later in the film, the status of a cult classic, and played in Her afterwards, containing, perhaps, his most well-known, international role.

In 1984, he appeared together with the actress Michelle Pfeiffer in Ladyhawke (1984). In 1988 it became the international success, winning a Golden Globe award. Hauer won the big film award for his role in the Escape from Sobibor, takes place in a concentration camp.

The success of Her over the years, received from him, there is not, however, to have roles in small films and to continue to answer the call. “The cheaper it is, the film is, the more money they made me want to go out,” he said once in an interview with The local newspaper. In these smaller films, he took on, often in the role of a villain, which to him, in his own words easy going down. “As the bad guy, you will have all the freedom to do what you want to do. I am not afraid of the darker sides of myself, to find that, in contrast to many of the American characters in the movie.”

Trailer Blade Runner (1982)

By Clooney is asked for the purpose of

That’s Her, also made a strong impression in Hollywood, but to show George Clooney he personally asks you to play a role in his directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003), the Christopher Nolan-directed the first part of the Batman trilogy, Batman Begins (2005), plays an important role, and in the same year, it’s also in Sin City-Roberto Rodriguez and Frank Miller to make an impression.

More recently, it was for Her to be featured in two seasons of the HBO series True Blood, where he was the grandfather of the central character in the play. Hauer has played a role in the series, the Porters. Also, there are a few of the titles that appear, in which the actor and co-operate with the priesthood. He was with Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, to be seen in the Russian-the Chinese adventure film The Mystery of The Dragon’s Seal: a Journey to China, you can see the films, the Cast and the Break in the post-production stage.

Her was, in spite of his career in Hollywood in order to show that he is a reclusive life and lived in a small village in the Dutch province of Friesland. This changed somewhat in the last few years, as he has been a cooperator in a documentary. He also performed in the publicity, with the Starfish Foundation, for which he was fighting against hiv / aids. In addition, he continued to film school in, he gave a master class to young talents on the International film Festival Rotterdam, and he has written an autobiography.

Rutger Hauer was made a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

The career of Rutger Hauer (75)

Rutger Hauer was at the festival Film by the Sea, the Grand Acting Award.
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He is deserving of the award with an impressive international and the oeuvre, as does the organization of the festival and well-known.
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The actor, who began his career as a knight, Floris are in the same range. This was not only a breakthrough, but also that of the director, Paul Verhoeven.
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Paul Verhoeven has made Her even Turkish delight. The film adaptation of the novel by Jan Wolkers, drew 2.4 million visitors, and was voted the best Dutch film of the century.
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The oorlogsepos “Soldier of Orange” has meant both for Her, as Jeroen Krabbe at the end of the seventies, it’s a ticket to Hollywood. Her continued, life-long friend of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, is the role that he has in the movie is played.
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His big break in the US, had Her in with his role as a replicant in the science fiction classic, Blade Runner. The film is considered to be one of the best genre films of the past few decades.
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Since then has played for Her in many Hollywood movies. Usually he was cast as the villain, as in the haunting The Hitcher.
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Her’s is the one and only Dutch person who has a Golden Globe win for his role in war drama Escape from Sobibor.
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Her it is, moreover, always in the province of Friesland to continue to live in it. But it was only in 2011, the actor for the first time in thirty years in the Dutch film industry: the film, The Heineken Kidnapping”.

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