Variety reports that Rutger Hauer, actor in Sin City, Batman Begins, True Blood, and other sci-fi and horror films, has died at 75.

He will perhaps be best remembered for his role in Blade Runner as Roy Batty, a Replicant hunted by Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). During his final moments, he gives a monologue about what he has seen, which seems like a fitting sendoff for the actor's life.

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    Somewhat against his usual type, he also played a straight fantasy hero character in Ladyhawke.
    – Buzz
    Jul 25, 2019 at 0:10
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    Sigh. He played in tons of SFF movies and eveyone just remembers one role :( Jul 25, 2019 at 2:49
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    Let's not forget that Rutger Hauer was a classically trained actor. He played in plays by Shakespeare and Steinbeck. He debuted on Dutch television in Floris, a series directed by Paul Verhoeven, with whom he would go on to make a number of films.
    – SQB
    Jul 25, 2019 at 8:00
  • @DVK-on-Ahch-To - In fairness, many of those roles were truly dreadful. He seemed to be drawn to a paycheque like a moth to a flame
    – Valorum
    Jul 25, 2019 at 8:37
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    "and other sci-fi films..." Wedlock! imdb.com/title/tt0103239 Jul 25, 2019 at 19:55
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    What is the etiquette for votes on a post like this? I'm upvoting because I was always a fan. Jul 25, 2019 at 19:56
  • Unfortunately, in his home country Holland, many took issue with him as a Hollywood sell-out. I loved him in Ladyhawke. Jul 25, 2019 at 20:57
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    @DaveInCaz - Meta votes mean "I approve" or "I agree"
    – Valorum
    Jul 26, 2019 at 17:55
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    Far removed from anything remotely Sci-Fi or Fantasy related, but Hauer was outstanding in a British made-for-tv movie called "Escape from Sobibor", about the real life prisoner revolt and escape from the Nazi death camp of the same name. Great actor. RIP
    – Helbent IV
    Jul 28, 2019 at 22:02
  • And he had too small a role in Valérian. They should have cast him as the evil commander.
    – Mr Lister
    Jul 30, 2019 at 9:59
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    He was also terrifying in the Hitcher. A great actor who made B movies better. ... If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes...
    – djm
    Jul 31, 2019 at 13:35
  • @Valorum: “He seemed to be drawn to a paycheque like a moth to a flame” — yeah it's so weird when people want to get paid for working. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:51
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    @PaulD.Waite - There are a few 'jobbing' actors who'll work on anything. Michael Ironside, Michael Caine and Gerard Depardieu are examples of those that seem to value quantity of work over quality. Daniel Day Lewis is the opposite.
    – Valorum
    Aug 1, 2019 at 12:08


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