Man Who Famously Played Murderous Android Dies at 75

Rutger Hauer of 'Blade Runner' fame died at his Netherlands home
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 24, 2019 1:21 PM CDT
Rutger Hauer Dead at 75
This Jan. 19, 2013 file photo shows actor Rutger Hauer at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.   (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in Blade Runner opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was 75. Hauer's agent, Steve Kenis, says the actor died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands, the AP reports. Hauer's roles included a terrorist in Nighthawks with Sylvester Stallone, a former CEO of Wayne Enterprises in Batman Begins, and one of the heroes in the big-budget 1985 fantasy Ladyhawke. He won a supporting-actor Golden Globe award in 1988 for Escape from Sobibor. (Read more Rutger Hauer stories.)

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