Live Poll: Tears in the Rain: Remembering Rutger Hauer

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It was announced recently that on July 19th 2019 Rutger Hauer died. This poll contains some of his career highlights and instead of certain titles actually features different sides of his versatile, overwhelming talent. What amazed you in Rutger Hauer the most?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048387808/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/cwzjpydx_SE/
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R.I.P. R.H.
Saddened......
5. The Hitcher (1986)

An actor that did his own stunts............Bravo.
The Hitcher

Hauer was an avid professional race car driver but never had a proper driver's license because he was color blind. Nevertheless, when he had an opportunity he did his own stunts involving cars in the movies, The Hitcher being prime example. Hauer's stunt work impressed professional stuntmen who were working on the action-packed thriller.

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He was doubled in some shots of The Hitcher (1986), but that was more of a safety precaution and insurance thing. The fact that stunt coordinators were so sure in him that he did most of his driving in a movie filled with car crashes, high speed chases etc. is still amazing. His only trauma on that was loosing a tooth while jumping from a police escort truck and onto Jim's (C. Thomas Howell) car. He knocked it with a SPAS-12 shotgun, BTW.  

I freaking love this movie on every imaginable level...
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Nikolay,

Thank you for creating a thoughtful and informative poll honoring the memory of Rutger Hauer.

Rutger Hauer had an amazing career. I will have to think about which of his roles I find most amazing.
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You're welcome, the pleasure is all mine, even if it's a sad one. I must admit that his death hit me hard, perhaps hardest since 2016's passing of David Bowie. Since I love him in pretty much everything it was crucial for me to concentrate on different sides of his talent rather then titles: after all how you peek 35 out of a career that has more then 170 roles and he never ever slacked on a single one of them?.. FYC's are welcome, though. I'm pretty sure I still forgot to mention something about him, a particular role or a great fact...
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In the first option, "a but part" I think you mean "a bit part"?


The Blade Runner facts will get my vote.
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Please also correct:

#4: ...neo-noir by Ridley Scott.
#11: ...he has less than five minutes.
#15: he almost appeared
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Stephen AtwoodJessica GREAT thanks! Corrected!
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One of the most tragic deaths of this year, I love this poll and pay tribute respectfully to the great Hauer. My choice would be Blade Runner, I love this movie, I love his character, every word he says is pure beauty and philosophy masterfully interpreting a man both enigmatic and moving and his final monologue has no comparison in the cinema.
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R.I.P. Rutger Hauer - you will be greatly missed. My longtime favorite is Ladyhawke.
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I was too young to remember Rutger Hauer from the early tv-series, but one of his first feature movies I saw on tv (in those days that was still possible) was Paul Verhoeven's Turks fruit (1973), one of his biggest masterpieces and a movie so intense (and provocative) you will not easily forget.
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Rutger Hauer was an amazing talent that will be missed. My favourite role of his is Roy Batty in Blade Runner, he gave that film so much of a philosophical edge and that 'tears in rain' monlogue was improvised by him which is absolutely incredible. I see you've added some of his more obscure roles like Omega Doom and mentioned Split Second, Wedlock, Blood of the Heroes and Blast. Might I suggest one of his more forgotten about films, the action comedy Blind Fury. It's an interesting blend of eastern martial arts and a western action film injected with a great sense of humour. There's also a few other films of note that you could possibly mention including Nighthawks, Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Salute of the Jugger, A Breed Apart, etc.
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I went out and added one of his commercials to IMDb, a part of surreal series for Guinness beer. Should I link it in the music videos/commercial fact? 

Although, so far his cast credit is not approved, despite most of the title did.  


 
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i would also add 'nighthawks' with sylvester stallone....one great actor and human being....
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This is a very nicely done memorial poll for a very good, humanistic actor. My vote will go to 'Escape from Sobibor.' I love his performances in that film and in 'Blade Runner' the most but 'Blade Runner' will get more votes so I'll vote for the lesser known and amazing 'Escape.'

May I suggest a few edits to the intro? (They're below in bold.)

t was announced recently that on July 19th, 2019, Rutger Hauer died. This poll contains some of his career highlights and certain titles that feature different sides of his versatile, overwhelming talent. What amazed you about Rutger Hauer the most? 

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Corrected, but about the titles... It was my original point to make options which are not titles, but more of representation. Otherwise we'll need to deleted The Hitcher remake altogether, despite I really want to keep the part about roles he barely missed, as well... I tried to make that point a bit different then both my original formulation which I must admit is off but also it's a bit different then what you've suggested... Can you please see the corrected variant and say whether it's any good? 
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I'm very sorry, Nikolay, but as much as I hate to do this, I'm afraid that this is the only way that I can give you my honest response to the updated list of Rutger Hauer films, without hurting your feelings or making you mad at me or anything else like that:

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DIGGER it's not a list of films, though. It's mainly a poll about different sides of Hauer's talent and life represented by certain titles he was involved in. 
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Aha, I see.  Well then, Nikolay, please accept my humblest apologies for my ignorance on this subject.  I wasn't aware that we were actually discussing Rutger's personality or his unique ability to make the roles that he plays in his films his very own.

Perhaps, if you would be so kind, you might explain to me in more detail how each movie on your list that he starred in represents Rutger's acting style and everything else, okie-dokie?
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Say, you forgot to include his 1989 film, "Blind Fury", in which Hauer plays the role of  an M.I.A. Vietnam War soldier who loses his eyesight during a shelling attack on his compound, and is found by some villagers who take care of him and teach him how to use his other senses and how to use a samurai sword, and then he returns to the U.S. to find his old Army buddy from his unit, and he ends taking care of his friend's son after the mother is murdered, and the two of them are hunted down from Miami to Las Vegas where the boy's father, who is an organic chemist with a gambling debt, is being forced to make designer drugs for the owner of the casino that the father owes money to.  But of course, this movie demonstrates  Hauer's unique ability to handle himself with a sword while pretending to be blind.  Now that's probably not an easy thing to do for any actor, but he seemed to managed quite well.

And then there's also the 1981 movie, "Nighthawks", where he portrays an international freelance terrorist known only as "Wulfgar", who commits bombings for different terrorist organizations without having a political agenda, he just does it simply for the money, although he does make announcements to international press releases after each bombings because he bringing attention to himself.  And Hauer makes Wulfgar out to be a cold and ruthless individual when Wulfgar first kills some British police officers with a MAC-10 who come to his apartment to arrest him, and then he kills his colleague for leading the officers to Wulfgar in the first place.   That, along with his performance in "Blind Fury", IMHO, takes real acting.


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I really wanted to include Blind Fury (1989) but I tried to create poll as a representation of different sides of his career and biography and I never found where to fit this movie with such concept. As for Nighthawks (1981) I think I'll group it with Blade Runner (1981) as it was his first Hollywood role. 
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I liked him in "Surviving the Game", he really creeped me out... I took it as your typical 90s hammy villain but when he "SPOILERS" executed one of his own friends halfway through the film, it chilled my blood. The film itself is quite underrated.
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ElMo it is! It's definitely one of the best spins on Most Dangerous Game scenario out there.
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Great thanks! I think this was the fastest poll of mine that ever went live! I wish it was for a better reason... :(
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It looks like "Blade Runner" is by a nose, you think?  LOL!
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"OH CRAP!"  I forgot to include the word "winning" in my last statement.  SOOORY!
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Great Thanks, Dan! 

And... Ninth?! O_o I knew I need to update my links back-up, but I forgot like four for some reason!
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I didn't know he died!  :O  RIP