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RIP Rutger Hauer

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Aw, no.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49098435

 

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Actor Rutger Hauer, who starred in 1982's Blade Runner, has died at the age of 75.

 

His agent confirmed the star died in the Netherlands on Friday after a short illness. 

 

Hauer played the murderous replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, which was directed by Ridley Scott and also starred Harrison Ford.

 

The actor's funeral was held on Wednesday.

 

Hauer's character gave a famous speech during a climatic face-off with Ford at the end of Blade Runner, dialogue which he helped write himself. 

 

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe," he is seen telling Ford. "Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

 

Hauer is quoted as telling an interviewer his character - who had only a four year lifespan - wanted to "make his mark on existence".

 

"The replicant in the final scene, by dying," he said, "shows Deckard what a real man is made of."

 

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NoAzpa1x7jU

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Aww he was the hero in one of my favorite movies too - Ladyhawke. And he was the villain in the silly Buffy movie! Sad day indeed ::(:

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Oh, no ... I guess this weekend will be blade runner weekend ... Another film I thought he did a great role in was Fatherland.

 

That said ... he will always be Roy Batty for me. And though the tears in rain soliloquy is his most famous speech in Blade Runner, I think in this moment another quote from the movie is way more fitting:

 

https://youtu.be/O5MDGMvrSJc

 

"I want more life, father."

 

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I'm going to be the odd man out in that I've never been able to sit through Blade Runner in it's entirety.  But I have enjoyed Rutger Hauer's work and have always been partial to Blind Fury

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Youngest hasn’t seen Blade Runner. Firstborn pulled up that scene I linked to while we were having tea and I was weeping silently into my napkin as it played. It always gets me, that scene.

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I just recently rewatched Blade Runner and 2049. Both great films. That was my first exposure to him, and it stuck with me all the years. Of course I saw the narrated version. I don't hate it as much as everyone else does, but I still prefer the director's cut.

 

He was incredibly prolific, and he was in some cheeseball stuff, but there is no denying he had some skill. This makes me sad. 

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R.I.P Navarre ::(:

 

4 hours ago, Clearman said:

I'm going to be the odd man out in that I've never been able to sit through Blade Runner in it's entirety.  But I have enjoyed Rutger Hauer's work and have always been partial to Blind Fury

 

I've never been able to finish Blade Runner either.

 

Blind Fury is an absolute classic, as is Ladyhawke. I'm probably going to rewatch both in the next couple of days as tribute. Poor fellow.

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8 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Aww he was the hero in one of my favorite movies too - Ladyhawke. And he was the villain in the silly Buffy movie! Sad day indeed ::(:

 

Ladyhawke is one of my favourite movies too. He was a big part of a lot of stuff I watched growing up. RIP

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8 hours ago, Clearman said:

I'm going to be the odd man out in that I've never been able to sit through Blade Runner in it's entirety.  But I have enjoyed Rutger Hauer's work and have always been partial to Blind Fury

 

6 hours ago, Loim said:

I just recently rewatched Blade Runner and 2049. Both great films. That was my first exposure to him, and it stuck with me all the years. Of course I saw the narrated version. I don't hate it as much as everyone else does, but I still prefer the director's cut.

 

3 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

 

I've never been able to finish Blade Runner either.

 

All of you should skip the theatrical release, and the director's cut, and go straight to the Final Cut. It's the absolute best of all 3 versions.

 

What I find interesting is that Rutger Hauer played Roy Batty in Blade Runner. Blade Runner takes place in 2019. Roy Batty dies at the end of the movie, in 2019. Rutger Hauer died in 2019.

 

Coincidence?

 

I think not! /s

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Vaarwel Ridder Floris. 

His first major role was Knight Floris in a Dutch tv series. First show aired when I was five. Needless to say me and my friends played Knights during recess for a few years.

R.I.P.

 

I'll have a ouzo in your honour today Rutger.

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