Rutger was once in a Dutch production of Hair.
Rutger wrote a book called All Those Moments: Stories of Heroes, Villains, Replicants and Blade Runners in 2007 with Patrick Quinlan.
Rutger is the grandfather of Leandro Maeder.
Rutger is the son of Arend Hauer.
Rutger appeared in two vampire movies with Donald Sutherland. They are Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Salem's Lot.
Rutger is the father of Aysha Hauer.
Rutger was once married to Heidi Merz.
It is rumored that Anne Rice wrote the part of Lestat in Interview With A Vampire specifically for Rutger.
Rutger has considered writing a novel on the internet.
Rutger made a comeback of sorts in the last few years, playing villains in movies such as Sin City and Batman Begins.
Rutger was awarded a Golden Globe for Escape From Sobibor.
Rutger won the Best Actor award at the 1988 Seattle International Film Festival for his appearance in the film The Legend of the Holy Drinker.
Rutger was nominated for a Golden Globe for HBO Picture's Fatherland.
Rutger is considered Holland's greatest actor.
During Rutger's first television appearance when he was 11, he did not speak his lines during the live transmission, forcing another actor to take over his lines.
Rutger first appeared on television in 1954, when he was 11.
Rutger was hired for the movie Blade Runner after Ridley Scott viewed some of his performances in his earlier movies.
Rutger showed up for his meeting with Ridley Scott, the director of Blade Runner, with his hair bleached white, wearing flamboyant sunglasses, bright pink satin pants and a white sweater on which was a fox.
Rutger was somewhat notorious in his early years for doing full-frontal nude scenes.
People Magazine said of Rutger, "Rutger's acting is worthy of attention because of his vividly strange characters."
Rutger's role in Blade Runner was the first major success he had in the United States.
Rutger says the first thing he learned in the U.S. was to believe in his own intuition.
Rutger claims he was unable to continue working on the freighter ship because he lost interest in sailing. In reality, it was due to his color blindness.
Rutger had to lie about his age to be able to work on a freighter ship when he was 14.
Rutger had a long working relationship with Turkish Delight director Paul Verhoeven.
Rutger's drill sergeant believed that he would make a fine military officer.
Rutger only lasted 5 months in the Dutch military.
Rutger was 29 when he first appeared in a movie.
Rutger's first movie, Turkish Delight, set box office records in Holland, bringing in an estimated 3,300,000 people.
Rutger honed his acting skills by going to North Holland and performing for farmers.
Rutger's first film, Turkish Delight, was voted "Film of the Century" in Holland.
Rutger has appeared in over 80 movies.
Rutger was awarded the prestigious "Actor of the Century" in Holland in 1999.
In the late 1980s to the early 1990s, Rutger mostly acted in straight to video and cable tv movies.
When Rutger was enrolled in drama school, he spent most of his time in Amsterdam coffee houses and wrote poetry, instead of studying.
Rutger has three sisters.
Rutger was mostly raised by a nanny while growing up, as his parents were touring actors.
Rutger has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Rutger's wife Ineke is a painter and sculptor.
Rutger fathered one daughter from each of his marriages.
Rutger has been married twice, once in the sixties, and once in 1985.
Rutger is six foot, two inches tall.
Rutger was expelled from drama school because of lack of attendance.
Rutger's parents are actors, and they operated an acting school in Amsterdam.
The Dutch Mail Service issued a stamp in 1995 with Rutger on it, taken from a scene in Turkish Delight.
Rutger speaks fluent German.
Rutger was the original choice for the lead in the film RoboCop.
Rutger got out of the Dutch Navy by convincing his superiors he was mentally unfit to serve. He was then sent to an institution.
Rutger is color-blind.
Rutger became known for several humorous appearances in Guinness commercials in the early 1990's.
Rutger has been called the "Dutch Paul Newman."
Rutger appeared in Kylie Minogue's music video for "On a Night Like This."
Rutger has one daughter from his first marriage.
Rutger married his second wife, Ineke, in 1985.
Rutger set up an AIDS research foundation called the Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation.
Rutger is an enviromentalist, and he fought for the release of Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson, who sunk an illegal whaling vessel.
Rutger: To me, every movie we make is fiction - even movies about Van Gogh. It's all make-believe, even if some of it is based on truth; some movies are based on another kind of truth, one that we imagine.
Rutger: I realize that not all my works have the same quality, however, I am not ashamed of any of them.
Rutger: If I must chose between going to the movies or going to the beach, I certainly choose to throw myself on the beach.
Rutger: To be great or brilliant can't be achieved through work. It is given in birth.
Rutger: Language comes from a place in the gut, from a place in the human soul.
Rutger: To me, film is about movement.
Rutger: I have a director inside of me who's always with me and who's always talking.
Rutger: I have died around 40 or 50 times in movies. I think I'm getting the hang of it.
Rutger: Blade Runner will always be the most unusual jewel in my crown.
Rutger: I still feel my roots are in Holland and I still feel very much part of that culture. If you have a strong sense of identity I don't think you lose it. But travelling so much does change you.
Rutger: Each character has a different set of rules and there is not a whole set of logic going on there. But that doesn't mean your instincts are always right. If I interpret them the wrong way I'll still wobble.
Rutger: As an actor, if you get too big you get locked in.
Rutger: People recognize me all over the world. Sometimes they are not sure why. And I love that. I like the fact that I'm not instantly known.
Rutger: I have a constant battle with the American Dream. This idea that you always have to make a billion dollars for something to be considered a success is.... well, silly.
Rutger: There is just no discipline in my life. Everything changes constantly. And that makes it hard.
Rutger: If I can get to play a monster on the inside I like it a lot. Because a lot of us are monsters on the inside.
Rutger: Part of the freedom you have as a bad guy is that you can go anywhere especially if it's a psychotic bad guy. You can do anything you want.
Rutger: I think in my darker characters I go a little further than most American actors.
Rutger: There seems to be a bigger need in Hollywood for people to stereotype. They want to put you in a box. It makes for short-term security I guess but the problem is that people don't come in boxes. We're more like bubbles of water.
Rutger: I'm glad that I'm not known for just one film but a whole body of work.
Rutger: I am a millionaire and I don't need to work. I only want to do interesting things.
Rutger: I am not really into science fiction at all because I tend to think that it's just another sort of game with the brain. The subject is the future, which is fun to think about, but it doesn't really attract me.
Rutger: I hate acting when I see it. I don't want to feel it, I don't want to see it, I want to be taken away with the story - I don't want the actor's ego in front of me. That's what I try to live when I do the work.
Rutger: I don't know what the appeal is. I can see I've got blue eyes and I don't look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame but I can't understand all the fuss.
Rutger: Good guy or bad guy, hero or anti hero; doesn't matter to me, what role I play, only the character have something magical.
Rutger: I am not really into science fiction at all because I tend to think that it's just another sort of game with the brain. The future, which is fun to think about, but it doesn't really attract me.