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Actor Rutger Hauer died in his home in the Netherlands after a short illness. The 75-year-old is best known for his criminal role in Ridley Scott's classic film in 1982 Blade Runner . Hawer played Roy Butie, a murderer and a contemplative android struggling with a cop played by Harrison Ford.
At the height of the film, the character of Hauer stands on a wet roof and delivers a moving existential monologue moments before turning off. I've seen things you would not believe. Attack ships to fire from Orion's shoulder. I watched the S-rays shine in the darkness of the Tanhauzer door. It's time to die. "In an interview for Radio Time for 2017, Hauer said he wrote these last" tears in the rain "lines that reportedly had crew members on the set – and the audience – applauding and crying. "I was hoping to invent a line where Roy, because he understands that he has very little time, expresses a part of the DNA of the life he felt," Hauer said. – How much he liked. Only one life.
This is the most emblematic scene of Hauer's acting career in seven decades.
Hauer was born in 1944 in a small town in the Netherlands under occupation during the Second World War. He grew up in Amsterdam, the son of actors who led an acting school. Hauer made his debut at the age of 5, and as a teen traveled around the world with the Dutch merchant navy and later with the Army.
RIP the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, real and magnetic actor who brings the truth, strength and beauty of his films. My personal favorites: Flesh + Blood, Eureka, Hitcher, Blade Runner, Ladyhawke and Blind Fury. 24 July 2019
But he returned to drama joining the experimental body before playing the role of Knight in exile in medieval times, in the Dutch television series Floris . Director Paul Verhohen has cast him in several other films, including Turkish Delight (1973), in which he plays a sculptor. The erotic love story was Holland's Oscar nominee.
He debuted in Hollywood as a terrorist in Sylvester Stallone's 1981 film Nighthawks before his famous move in Blade Runner . Over the years he has become known for his humorous advertisements for Guinness beer, as well as his film roles as villains, romantic leaders and action heroes.
He was in pairs with Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1985 film and next year he played a psychotic hitchhike in the thriller Hitcher . He plays vampires and vampire hunters in films and TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and in 2005 he was a bad corporate director at Batman Begins . , Hauer has five more projects to be launched. He publishes an autobiography, is an ecologist, and establishes the Star Association Rutger Hauer, an AIDS awareness organization. After announcing his death, his friends and fans shared photos and quotes in social media. Some note that he died in the same year, and his character in Blade Runner 2019 when the movie was supposed to be placed. On Twitter, director Guillermo del Toro describes him as an "intense, deep, real, and magical actor who brought the truth, the power and beauty of his films." The franchise of the theater, Alamo Drafthaus, wrote: "All these moments."