Legendary Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has passed away – We’ll miss him dearly

Actor and icon Rutger Hauer died at the age of 75 after a short period illness, as is told by his family. He died last Friday in Beetsterzwaag in Friesland, where he led a reclusive life. The funeral took place in a closed circle.

Rutger Hauer is considered to be one of the finest Dutch actors ever and the most successful Dutch actor abroad. He has played in more than a hundred films, most of them in the US, and won two Golden Calves and a Golden Globe, among others.

Rutger Hauer was known in the Netherlands for iconic roles in movies such as Turks Fruit and Soldaat van Oranjeย  (Soldier of Orange). Two movies we can highly recommend to anyone:

You might know him from Bladerunner if you’re not Dutch:

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Abuzer founded DutchReview a decade ago because he thought expats needed it and wanted to make amends for the Dutch cuisine. He has a Masters in Political Science and IT but somewhere always wanted to study history or good old football. He also a mortgage in the Netherlands and will happily tell you too how to get one. Born and raised in Rotterdam, Abuzer now lives in Leiden but is always longing back to his own international year in Italy.
  1. Soldier of Orange is one of my favorite films. I met him once in Los Angeles and told him that. He thanked me.

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