HAUER, Rutger


HAUER, Rutger
(1944– )
   Movie star whose fame started with the 1969 children’s television series Floris and the 1973 movie Turks fruit [Turkish Delight], based on a novel of Jan Wolkerswith the same title, both directed by Paul Verhoeven (1938– ). Hauer also played in several other Dutch movies, such as Keetje Tippel (1975) and another Verho even film, Soldaat van Oranje [Soldier of Orange, 1979]. Hauer made his international cinema debut in the South African movie The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) and entered the American movie scene with the movies Nighthawks (1981) and Blade Runner (1982). Many other movies, low budget and big as well, have followed, and he is still active in films. In 1994, Hauer supported actions for the release of Greenpeace activist Paul Watson, who was convicted of sinking a Norwegian whal ing ship. Hauer’s Starfish Association deals with the fate of HIV infected children and pregnant women.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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