RUTGER HAUER has titled his upcoming memoirs IF ONLY YOU COULD SEE WHAT I HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR EYES - a line his character, ROY BATTY, famously uses in cult movie BLADE RUNNER.

10/10/2005 21:29


According to an interview she gave when "Interview with the Vampire" was first published, Rutger Hauer was Anne Rice's original vision for Lestat when the book was being written. Despite a popular rumour that Julian Sands was her first choice, he didn't even begin to show up in films or TV till 1982, so Rice couldn't have been aware of him in 1976 when she was writing the book; Rutger has been acting since 1968. Rice may have said Sands would be great for the part when they were casting the film, because she has said that by the time the film was being made Rutger Hauer was too old to play Lestat.

Rutger Hauer was Paul Verhoeven's first choice to play Robocop.

Both Rutger Hauer's  first and last names end with the letters "er". He has appeared in 13 movies/TV-series whose title or alternative title end with "er" or "ers". He has played 8 characters whose names end with "er".

Rutger Hauer was once in a Dutch production of "Hair".

Rutger Hauer is an environmentalist. Fought for the release of Greenpeace's co-founder, Paul Watson who was convicted in 1994 for sinking an illegal Norwegian whaling vessel. According to The Official Rutger Hauer website, the vessel was sunk in 1992 as a protest to Norway's announced intention to return to the commercial slaughter of whales, which was to be done in violation of the International Whaling Commission's global ban on whaling.

The Dutch Mail Service issued a stamp in 1995 with Rutger on it, taken from a scene in Turkish Delight.

Rutger Hauer's Parents, Arend and Teunke, operated an acting school in Amsterdam.

Rutger Hauer has appeared in two vampire movies with Donald Sutherland; "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", and "Salem's Lot (2004)".

Director Richard Donner originally wanted to use him as the villain Marquet in "Ladyhawke" (1985) but Hauer turned that role down and expressed more interest in playing the film's hero, Etienne Navarre.

Rutger Hauer, like his Grandfather, is colour blind.



The actor Thomas Jane - star of 'The Punisher' was once married to RUTGER HAUER's daughter AYSHA .  He also appeared together with Rutger in the film 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1992) as Zeph.



Blind Fury

Rutger Hauer owes his nice judo moves in Blind Fury to sightless martial arts expert Lynn Manning.  Trying to research his role as a blind martial-arts superhero in the action flick Blind Fury, actor Rutger Hauer kept running up against a major stumbling block -- the part's implausibility. Then one day, while interviewing members of Los Angeles's Braille Institute, he met Lynn Manning.



"Minotaur" is rising again, this time with Tom Hardy ("Layer Cake") and Rutger Hauer joining Tony Todd in the horror-fantasy retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

After a turbulent year in development, Jonathan English's long-gestating project started shooting last month at the Carousel Picture Co. in Luxembourg, which also came on board as a co-financier with London-based Scion Films after Germany's Studio Babelsberg pulled out at the last minute in October.

 Daily Variety; 2/16/2005; Meza, Ed



Robert Rodriguez originally envisioned Johnny Depp in the role of Jackie Boy. Due to prior commitments, Depp could not play the part. While at the Academy Awards, Rodriguez saw Benicio Del Toro with long hair ("Wolf Man" hair, as he describes it) and said that he "was looking at Jackie Boy". He told Del Toro not to cut his hair and mailed him the comic book and a copy of the short, "The Customer is Always Right." Del Toro immediately signed on.

Originally, the film was going to include the story featured in the "Sin City" maxi-series "Hell And Back", with Johnny Depp in the lead role as Wallace. This was scrapped before production began but will most likely be filmed for a sequel as Rodriguez plans to film all of Miller's stories at some point.

The signature white blood proved hard to achieve on screen. Regular movie blood couldn't provide the stark look. The crew had to use fluorescent red liquid and bathe it in black light. In post-production, the liquid was turned white.

When John Hartigan (Bruce Willis) comes into Kadie's Bar, Shellie (Brittany Murphy) is carrying a bottle of "Chango beer". This is the same fictional brand used in other Rodriguez movies including Desperado (1995) and From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).

Although the movie is presented primarily in black and white, particular items are in color and, as such, had to be colored blue or green on set. According to Robert Rodriguez, Nick Stahl (who plays The Yellow Bastard) was known on set as "The Blue Bastard". The reason Yellow Bastard had to be painted blue was because yellow, like green, reacts with the green screen. This causes the color to spill into the background, making them impossible to separate.