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R.I.P Rutger Hauer

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Ronald Epstein, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Sad news. He was great in so many things, not just Blade Runner.
     
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    All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain...
     
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    ...Like tears in rain.

    Everything from Nighthawks to Ladyhawke to Hobo With a Shotgun. And he was so fucking effective in The Hitcher.

    Verhoeven’s Flesh+Blood is currently free on Vudu and Tubi. Watch it in tribute, everyone.
     
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    OH NOOO!!! Rutger Hauer was a cinematic icon in my book. The guy was great in everything he did. A sad day indeed!!! :(
     
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    Soldier of Orange, Spetters, Katje Tippel, Turkish Delight, The Legend of the Holy Drinker; and then, of course, that lovely film of romantic longing marred by a horrible soundtrack: Ladyhawke.
    RIP, dear repllcant, more human than most human beings.
     
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    His best role imo.
     
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    Flesh + Blood. Damn he had some attitude! I'm total opposite. That's why I liked Burke from Dark Shadows so much. Mitchell Ryan kicked! Hauer would have been excellent as Burke too had he been a little older. I like that character better than barnadas! lol

    Yeah, he made Hobo worth watching. Just ordered the blu (with Airplane 1 and 2 blu set) from ebay. yeah! My old dvd of Hobo was used from goin outta biz sale video store. it skipped a few times.
     
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    Oh, gone, like tears, in the rain.
    So sad, he did memorable things.
     
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    What an amazing legacy he leaves. Even when the films were less than stellar, he was always good.
     
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    He is mostly remembered, rightly, for Blade Runner, but we must not forget Ladyhawke, an underrated gem where he also shines (as does Michelle Pfeiffer).
    80s fantasy is underrated, on the whole.
     
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    I couldn't have been more shocked when I logged onto the net this afternoon. Very sad loss to the industry. Enjoyed him in so many of his roles, and he was SUCH an effective villain in Nighthawks.
     
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    Well, this sucks. I'm probably in the (significant) minority here, and he certainly had a terrific career. But his role that means the most to me is Kingsley on Galavant. He only did three episodes, but he was great and his presence really shook up that show.

    Kingley.
     
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    Even in smaller roles, captivated your attention, thank you for your craft and entertaining us. Unfortunately I got the memo. Prayers for his family and friends and may He rest in peace.
     
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    Somewhat shocked to hear the news of his passing. RIP Mr. Hauer.

    Since it hasn't been mentioned in the thread so far, I'll list Blind Fury as one of my favorite B films. Hauer really sells the quirky sensibility of this film and makes for a very engaging protagonist. Not a great film by any means, but it sure is a fun one.

    - Walter.
     
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    So very sad, one of my favorite actors. Unforgettable in The Hitcher, Fatherland, and of course, Blade Runner. RIP
     
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    Mr. Hauer had a small role in the Wilby Conspiracy as well, a very good film. Also liked him in Hobo With a Shotgun. I just looked up his filmography and didn't realize he was in Samson which I just watched recently.
     
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    I really enjoyed his performances in Nighthawks and Blade Runner. Prayers for his family. RIP.
     
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    When the national news transmission started, yesterday, with the Time to Die scene, I realized of course that Rutger Hauer must have passed away.

    A bit too young, and certainly too early.

    That scene was typical for his professional him in many ways: not just how commanding, precisely and effective he played it, but also because he actually rewrote the words himself the night before the shoot. He wanted to make the character step forward in his death, as he explained it later ("I was hoping to come up with one line where Roy, because he understands he has very little time, expresses one bit of the DNA of life that he’s felt. How much he liked it. Only one life."). Of course the last line of that scene became iconic, and so did the whole scene. .

    He was much liked and appreciated in our country (where he was born and now died). In the sixties he was the lead in a TV-series for kids (Floris). I was just "too old" then, but my brothers and sister all followed it weekly.
    When the whole series was retransmitted during the late eighties, all classmates of my daughter, without an exception I believe, were weekly watching it. He played a young knight, more than a few in her school had a crush on him.

    Although not all movies he was in were, well, stellar (the available choices possibly also a bit of a disadvantage of not being a flawlessly English speaking born Englishman or American around the Hollywood scene), I don't remember a less than strong-to-stellar performance of Rutger Hauer himself. His character was often a dominant type, which he played effortlessly.
    If he was lucky and the movie appeared to be great, he was noticed and remembered.

    He is mourned by his wife and daughter - and by all of his fans and us movie lovers.
    The days to come, I myself will certainly play several of films he was in. But a few I yearly do already - they belong to the top favourites of mine.

    May Rutger Hauer indeed Rest In Peace.


    Cees
     

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