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    R.I.P. Rutger Hauer...

    This is a shock. I had no idea he was ill.

    Passed away aged 75.

    But he leaves behind a decent crop of iconic roles, and he seemed to have a pretty consistent career, always working.

    Sad news.
    I only clicked on it because I thought it was going to be something more interesting...

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    "All these moments will be lost... like tears in the rain." RIP

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    Oh no...this is so sad. Wonderful actor with a bigger than life presence on the screen.

    Maybe some are unfamiliar with the narration he did on Arjen Lucassen's (Ayreon) 2012 solo album Lost in the New Real.
    He had quite a large part and adds so much with that magical mesmerizing voice of his.

    Man, losing all these greats is starting to get depressing. ):
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Oh no...this is so sad. Wonderful actor with a bigger than life presence on the screen.

    Maybe some are unfamiliar with the narration he did on Arjen Lucassen's (Ayreon) 2012 solo album Lost in the New Real.
    He had quite a large part and adds so much with that magical mesmerizing voice of his.

    Man, losing all these greats is starting to get depressing. ):
    I do remember that, and it was a great narration because he has such a distinctive voice.

    He was one of those actors that a distinct charisma and a presence, and even in minor roles and low budget movies he managed to bring something to them.

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    What a career. RIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Mail View Post
    I do remember that, and it was a great narration because he has such a distinctive voice.
    Likewise.

    Very sad to hear of his passing.

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    Loved his work. I feel very sad about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    "All these moments will be lost... like tears in the rain." RIP
    Exactly what I first thought.

    Great actor who gave us some great moments, but it seems like he also did a lot of junk over the years too; though he always brought a bit of gravitas these lesser flicks. Definitely will be missed.

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    Mega-bummer. Rutger was still at it, with no sign of slowing down. He leaves behind an enormous legacy. Of note: "2019" is also the year of Roy Batty's demise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Exactly what I first thought.

    Great actor who gave us some great moments, but it seems like he also did a lot of junk over the years too; though he always brought a bit of gravitas these lesser flicks. Definitely will be missed.

    Bill
    I can hear him quoting "hey, a guy's gotta eat, right" and then laughing it off with that grin he had.
    Regarding those less than stellar roles, you could almost see that twinkle in his eye, like I can't believe they're paying me to do this.

    I don't think he took stardom seriously but could do serious as good as anyone on the planet.
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    Sorry to hear that, RIP. Thanks for the permanent Hollywood memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I can hear him quoting "hey, a guy's gotta eat, right" and then laughing it off with that grin he had.
    Regarding those less than stellar roles, you could almost see that twinkle in his eye, like I can't believe they're paying me to do this.
    The flip side of that is fans of Hauer (like me) who were drawn to his name in these pictures I think often went away very disappointed, and eventually Hauer became far less of a draw as a result. I think it kind of cheapened his career and reputation. I guess it's his choice, and if he was happy with the equation, then I guess I'm not arguing. But it does mitigate somewhat my overall impression of his career, and in some sense I don't think he ever really fulfilled his potential for greatness, despite delivering some outstanding performances.

    Bill

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    I sometimes get him mixed up with Klaus Kinski. Not sure why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    it seems like he also did a lot of junk over the years too;
    He most certainly did, but it never marred his general reputation as a first-class character actor. His greatest role overall (IMHO) was a lead part in the fabulously idiosyncratic Dutch war movie 'Soldaat van Oranje' by Paul Verhoeven from 1977, followed obviously by 'Blade Runner'. Hauer had a natural charisma prompting either delightful presence (as in 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'), a highly sympathetic ('Escape from Sobibor') or an intensely eerie one ('The Hitcher'). But he rarely disappointed.
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    My favorite villain of all times: John Ryder in The Hitcher. "Do I look like a killer?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie View Post
    My favorite villain of all times: John Ryder in The Hitcher. "Do I look like a killer?"

    RIP
    Indeed! Very creepy. I always check my bowl of french fries before eating.

    Then there is Hobo with a Shotgun. Can't decide if it was pure poo-poo or just fun escapism. I watched it twice when it first came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Indeed! Very creepy. I always check my bowl of french fries before eating.
    It was that or an eyeball in the soup. I like the finger fry, myself.

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    Blade Runner was great, of course, but I have a sentimental fondness for Ladyhawke as well. And Michelle Pfeiffer at age 27. Good lord!
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    RIP Rutger. Thanks for an intense career.

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    Quite a shock. Rest in peace, Mr Hauer. You will be missed.
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    Roy Batty is an iconic bad guy role, simply brilliant performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Elf View Post
    Blade Runner was great, of course, but I have a sentimental fondness for Ladyhawke as well. And Michelle Pfeiffer at age 27. Good lord!
    Man, I loved that movie. Some feel that the soundtrack was cheesy or that some of the humor didn't work, but I thought that for a fantasy film the plot worked well. And yes, the Goddess that is Pfeiffer was just breath-taking in the title role. And Rutger, well he was just one badass knight with a well-earned grudge.

    RIP to a legend and an icon in genre films.
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    Oddly enough, I never saw that character as a bad guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Roy Batty is an iconic bad guy role, simply brilliant performance.
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    I bet most of you have never seen this but my favorite Rutger Hauer role was in the Dutch series for kids 'Floris', directed by Paul Verhoeven. For both this was the breakthrough in the Netherlands

    It was originaly from 1969, a little bit before my time, but it had lots of reruns in later years. As a kid I absolutely loved it. It was immensly popular in the Netherlands, not only with children.

    Thats how I remember Rutger Hauer; as knight Floris. A childhood hero.694.jpg

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