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Live Chat - April 29, 2000


Moderator

Hello everybody! Rutger just entered the room! Welcome Rutger!

Question
Do you think that you and your daughter Aysha will ever star in a movie together?

Rutger
Maybemaybenot

Question
Did you enjoy filming Call of the Wild in Quebec and Bleeders in New Brunswick, both provinces in Canada?

Rutger
Canada is amazing. Rain, wind, cold, blizzards, wilderness, whales. Lovely and crafty people. Smart, kind, together. Loved MONTREAL. It was the first city I visited as a sailor in 1959.

Question
What is your favourite color?

Rutger
Nero

Question
Have you ever considered doing a guest appearance on an American TV show?

Rutger
Last time was the Roseanne show. She's wonderful&wild.

Question
Is Spanish one of the languages you can speak?

Rutger
Nada espanol. I practice a little with the lady who cleans our house in LA. She laughs at my Spanish. She comes from Guatemala.

Question
Do you feel embarassed when shooting sex scenes?

Rutger
I find a lot of drama in them but not the kind of drama that I learned in dramaschool. They are a bit awkward and rather useless. We know what happens in bedrooms. There are other programs if you like. Do people really give a fuck?

Question
Are you working now or vacationing?

Rutger
Little vacation. Much preparation for the future.

Question
When not travelling, where do you call home?

Rutger
The Bermuda Triangle.

Question
Do you get to see your sisters or other family members often?

Rutger
Possibly, once a year.

Question
Do you have any pets?

Rutger
On the little piece of land that I own there are many creatures. A white churchowl,snake families, bugs,hundreds of different birds, small bats, deer, rabbits, herons, buzzards, stray cats, porcupines, frogs and they are terrorized on occasion by an old and slightly deaf but combative Jack Russell. My land is their home and I consider all of them my pets.

Question
Rutger, do you remember well 'The Hitcher'?

Rutger
I think so.

Question
Would you like to go to hell or to heaven?

Rutger
I checked the place out. It's just like another hotel. You don't want to live there. You want to live here. In case of doubt one can of course work on both but I think we have already arrived. Let's have lunch.

Question
What are your plans for the summer - any movies in the work?

Rutger
If you follow my newsletter it will tell.

Question
What new projects do we have to look forward to?

Rutger
See above


Question
Which is your favourite bad habit?

Rutger
Don't know. Maybe the one that pisses everybody off. Or like to pretend to be smart. As you can see. I'm trying.

Question
Would you choose again to shoot a film like Turkish Delight?

Rutger
I really like to shoot a film once.

Question
Where would you most rather be in the world?

Rutger
You probably think I'm in a dentist-chair. I'm not. Try again.

Question
What's attracting you in Juliette Binoche? Which are your favourite films she shot?

Rutger
Her tail, her bum, her wet doggy nose? I think she's superfab. A mountainclimbing actress, attractive as heaven and hell.(see above). I admire her. I don't feel the need to specify. Kieslowski.

Question
Did you like the music for Ladyhawke?

Rutger
I liked everything else in the movie. The music was trying hard to get something most of which was to please a then younger audience. To me entertaining has nothing to do with pleasing.

Question
Is it difficult to be the wife of Rutger Hauer?

Rutger
It's difficult to be anybody's wife. Ups/downs etcetc.

Question
What do you dislike most in life?

Rutger
Why, of course, the golfball.

Question
Rutger, have you golfed at St. Andrew yet? I'll be there for vacation.

Rutger
I've been there. In the rough. Great whisky, peat in the wind.

Question
10th Kingdom is being screened in the UK at this moment, did you enjoy being a "baddie"?

Rutger
I feel, pretty much, I got more out of them than they got out of me. But it was a very nice job. The good, bad & ugly all eat out of my hand.

Question
I think soul and love don't have any sex. The important thing is loving. Have you ever been strangely attracted to a man?

Rutger
I'm a pretty straight pussy when it comes down. But I agree,it can be a cumbersome design.

Question
Do you "really" like living in L.A.? Don't you miss the Netherlands?

Rutger
I miss the ocean and the plants but they are lousy travellers.

Question
If you couldn't be an actor, what profession would you want to be?

Rutger
A vet.

Question
What are you missing most in your life?

Rutger
Friends.

Question
Do you have many friends?

Rutger
A handful.

Question
Which are the directors you have worked with, with whom you would like to work again, and why?

Rutger
The question is how much time do I have. I liked most of them. There are so many I haven't worked with.

Question
Is your wife always travelling with you?

Rutger
She tends to want to stay out of the picture but comes and goes as she pleases. We are often alone. But love each other more than any alternative.

Question
You told Theo Van Gogh a few years ago in an interview that you were busy with directing a film. You were going to play a surgeon in it. What happened to that film?

Rutger
It was called"PARADISE PAGES". A screenplay I had optioned to play and direct. Diane Keaton&Miranda Richardson had expressed interest. As things started to become more and more serious there where a lot of problems with the rights and I ran out of patience with many, many lawyers. I had to let it go. Very sad.

Question
Just wanted to ask, do you think you've been offered better, more interesting - or maybe less predictable roles since you turned 40?

Rutger
As a large portion of the moviemaking world seems to be attracted to visual chewing-gum, less interesting wants to be the answer. But even chewing-gum gets old. Patience and an open mind.

Question
Since you are a very private person, why do you sometime give interviews in your home?

Rutger
The exception proves the rule.......

Question
Who is really Roy Batty?

Rutger
?

Question
Do you play chess?

Rutger
I like. But low profile chess.

Question
When you filmed Escape from Sobibor, did you have a chance to visit the site of the camp?

Rutger
The camp was destroyed by the Germans.

Question
How did the film affect you?

Rutger
Truly, madly, deeply.

Question
You mentioned that you like a lot Omega Doom. Why?

Rutger
It was/is a delicious attempt to make a strange and unusual movie in 12 days.

Question
Rutger, do you ever see yourself retiring and taking it easy, doing some travelling, or would you like to keep working forever?

Rutger
I'll be retired when it is too late (replicant's talk).

Question
What is nosepicking?

Rutger
It is a sticky habit to calm nerves during rushhour.

Question
If you had the opportunity to go up to the Space Station, would you?

Rutger
Talk about a big joint (venture).

Question
Did you get to keep any of your cool costumes (like Batty's coat)? Do you wear them around the house? :o)

Rutger
The Hitcher practicing swordplay from Blind Fury? Now really?

Question
What kind of music do you like to hear?

Rutger
Since 1960 Bach never fails. Glenn Gould. Pianoconcerto #2. Bartok. Dvoràk. Mozart. Requiem.Verdi. Fauré. Zappa. Stones. Chapman.O'Connor. God,was she good. The wall.Dire Straits. U2.

Question
You and your wife have been together for a long time - which is the secret for keeping such a long relationship alive?

Rutger
Luck.

Question
Once you said that you probably already played all the different "flavours" there are to play. How do you still try to make each and every new role unique?

Rutger
I play people. They are never the same. They are fluid. The heavier chunks are mine.

Question
In a love relationship, habit is the great killer of all - a look is enough to understand each other, but it can also divide. For you maybe it's not been like that. Considering the many opportunities you probably have, have you ever been tempted to betray your partner?

Rutger
Like watching snow after a nuclear meltdown.

Question
How is your golf game coming along?

Rutger
Not coming.

Question
Where do you have tattoos?

Rutger
I'll show you in my next dance. In case you are visually impaired, they're not in Braille.

Question
When you are going to schools to give acting lessons, will you also come to the Netherlands, or will it only be in the USA?

Rutger
I will be doing two/three-day workshops in Amsterdam in May. Read Newsletter and you will find.

Question
Do you think that the acting skills are something you inherit from parents, something which is in your genes, or not?

Rutger
Gifts may be genetically given but what matters is the skills on how to liberate them.

Question
Do you have any public appearances scheduled that you might want fan support for?

Rutger
www.seashepherd.org

Question
Do you like oysters?

Rutger
One. Love is a temple where we are one.

Question
Do you believe in astrology? Which are your favourite Zodiac symbols, whom you get on pretty well with?

Rutger
Forgot to ask.

Question
How do you see yourself in 20 years' time?

Rutger
One hell of a tough fortunecooky.

Question
Do you believe in another life, after death?

Rutger
In a theater near you.

Question
Why don't you have any religion?

Rutger
It feels too much like some sort of organized crime.

Question
Don't take religion so lightly though. Your salvation is important.

Rutger
Alms for the poor.

Question
Do you think the fact of being considered also a very handsome man is an obstacle to obtaining interesting roles?

Rutger
No, thank you.

Question
Does the awkwardness of the people you meet, overwhelmed by your strong personality, make you feel uneasy?

Rutger
No.

Question
And what is your reaction?

Rutger
It depends on who's driving.

Question
You irradiate so much power, inspire awe and shyness in people, your eyes are like sharp blades, but do you identify yourself better as a man with an iron heart or rather as a big teddy bear?

Rutger
All of the above.

Question
Do you have a nickname your friends use when addressing you?

Rutger
Yoo!

Question
Do you prefer to love or being loved?

Rutger
Accepting love is tougher than the toughest cooky. It's a form of divine grace. Nothing would please me more if you felt sorry for me now.

Moderator
Thank you Rutger for your replies. And thanks to all of you. Till next time!

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