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Rutger Oelsen Hauer (/ˈrʌtɡər ˈhaʊər/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrʏtxər ˈulsə(n) ˈɦʌuwər]; born January 23, 1944) is a Dutch stage, television and film actor. His career began in 1969 with the title role in the popular Dutch television series ''Floris'', directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven. His film credits include ''Film/TurkishDelight'', ''Flesh + Blood'', ''Film/BlindFury'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''Film/TheHitcher'', ''Film/{{Nighthawks}}'', ''Film/{{Wedlock}}'', ''Film/SinCity'', ''Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'', ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'', ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''TheOstermanWeekend'', ''Film/SplitSecond'', ''Film/{{Fatherland}}'', ''The Blood of Heroes'', ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'' and ''Film/TheRite''. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for ''Film/EscapeFromSobibor''. Hauer is a dedicated environmentalist and has founded an AIDS awareness organization, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.

He is the father of actress Aysha Hauer and the grandfather of fashion model Leandro Maeder (born December 14, 1987).