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Live Chat -May 3, 2003


Moderator

Hello everybody! Rutger just came in! Welcome Rutger!

Rutger
Gooooooodmorning! hihihihihihihelllohowdyall

Question
Where are you now and what are you working on?

Rutger
I am in LA.

Question
Dear Rutger, I was so pleased to find your Dutch song. What does it mean?? Your voice is so sweet and warm for a "Hitcher". Will you gift us with more?

Rutger
The Dutch song was for a cancer raising awareness event I took part in in 1979. It's a long and sad success story which I will write more on eventually.

Question
When are you off to Australia?

Rutger
I will be off in 6 days.

Question
What character are you going to portray in 'Salem's Lot'?

Rutger
Barlow is the vampire's name haha again. I'm travelling through Hawaii and make a stop there - can't take 15hrs in those aluminum beercans...

Question
Will your Starfish foundation receive any of the Aids package money and medicine that Congress is working on now?

Rutger
Congress in the US or where?

Question
U.S.

Rutger
T&C is a different country. Noone seems to really care for those islands and between you and me not even the people there are much up to snuffffff ssssssst..... don't tell...

Question
How do you kill all those hours of flying time Rutger?

Rutger
I sit, hang, read, hang, walk, watch something etc. like all other schmucks.

Question
Your passport must hold more country destination stamps than can be imagined. Is there any place in the world where you've not yet set foot which you'd like to visit in your lifetime?

Rutger
I just got a new one. It had expired. AND greencard was recently stolen along with creditcarrrrds. I tell you when you move around I have learned to accept that things dissappear, get stolen or lost. Occupational hazard. I'd love to see more of Russia, Canada, Scotland winkydinky.

Question
Any directing projects on the horizon?

Rutger
Cazzz wrote a sweet short poem which I worked on some more. Would be a very interesting short film. And I have been talking to a writer y'day. Showed her 'The Room'. So proud of that small big little piece. I was really hoping to return from being shot in 'Alias', but alas. I guess they are having some "identity" and rating problems. I had such an amazing relation with JJ Abrams, can't believe it's all history. Such an inspiring feeling.

Question
Have you received any more parking tickets lately???

Rutger
Y'day got another P ticket. Some of them wing it with me when they see my SUV socially unacceptable vehicle and others just write.

Question
When will we see the 'Alias' episode in England?

Rutger
I have no clue about distribution.

Question
Tell this to Rutger - I don't need a reply: Thank you for the photo you sent to me over a year ago. I am an artist who is now disabled, and the day I went to the mailbox and found that letter, I was in severe pain and wondering whether I'd ever be able to work at textile design again. You have no idea what it did for my spirit. Thank you from my heart for being such a great person. One day I'll send you a batik painting....."cyd" - spacecadet...

Rutger
I'm happy to mean that much to you. As I understand you mean much to others, godbless.

Question
What is the weirdest reaction you have ever gotten from a fan of 'Blade Runner'?

Rutger
mmmm a guy writing me a letter of love telling me my thighs were really high on his list of the most beautiful things in life. I look at them differently ever since...

Question
You'll be pleased to know that I never noticed your thighs!!

Rutger
Some mirrors are really too small...Or my thighs were too big!...

Question
How proficient a swordsman are you - I mean real swords (not fencing).

Rutger
As an actor I'm skilled but as a swordsman I suck.

Question
I doubt you suck at anything.

Rutger
Trust me I do. Just finished the cigarthing in the GB.

Question
I would like to see you in another project that exploits your dry wit and sense of humour.

Rutger
Would 2 but wit wit wit where what wow really.

Question
Anybody who likes Zappa has to have a sense of fun!

Rutger
Zapppppppa o man he is/was/4ever will be. Love him/his stuff. Webmaster is a zappafreak as well.
I try whizzing wit through anything I do but it does not always survive the editing process which is fair enough. Directors don't always get it or think it just does not fit. Their choice, absolutely.

Question
I want more romance/mystery like 'Past Midnight'.

Rutger
I find romance going south a lot for actors of my age. Not juicy or chewy or witty enough. Brrrrr. Working on it, of course, I think I have a lot to tell. But it's about the love that rocks harder than the rolling stones if you get my drift, can't stand that soapy chewinggumlove sh*t.

Question
Do you hear all the flirting in the gb, Rutger??? Too old!! NOT

Rutger
Haha, u funny and flirting. I take it as a great hobby. Winkodomuffinpuffin.

Question
Rutger, I am so thrilled to be interacting with you! I think you are terrific! Please tell me, what is your favorite food and sport. And, what exercise routine do you follow.

Rutger
I get up at 5:30 and spend an hour each day at least to just burn and I am slowly succeeding now to lose a certain puffybuffysnufffy face and body which has been weighing me down somewhat in the last 10 yrs or so. Not complaining.

Question
It's often said that actors fear working with children and animals due to their unpredictability. Have you had any scary moments with animals or kids which you could share with us?

Rutger
A tiger bit me gently in the head once and he was not kidding and neither was I but it is a longer story which will show up in the forevernothappening autobio.

Question
You promised me a guiness about a year ago in the guestbook, when are you going to come to Thailand and pay up?

Rutger
I may fly over thai how's SARS doing there?
Mike are u there, thought you were.... In thaiiii

Question
I'm usually in Thailand, but I'm in New York city for a month. I'll let you know when the all clear happens, though don't use that as an excuse!

Rutger
Ok Mike,but serious, how is it?

Question
Thailand is ok, but Hong Kong, Taiwan and China in particular is scary!

Rutger
Ok, thks.

Question
Rutger, I loved you in 'Ladyhawke', it was 'The Hitcher' that got me. Do you consider yourself to be an intense person or more cerebral?

Rutger
I'm guessing but yes from what I'm told, both.

Question
Rutger, which of your movies best reflect your real personality?

Rutger
The Room. Watching it again y'day made me realize I have never come closer to JUST being a vehicle for a story to pass.

Question
Rutgerrr - did you know that Minty is running in another marathon for the Rutger Hauer Starfish organization? I'm so proud of her!!! I couldn't do it!

Rutger
Yes I have been informed of Minty. She's great!

Question
I wanted to ask about that cute little song that you've got on your website, where you're singing in - is it Dutch? German? Is there a place where I can find the translation?

Rutger
Dutch. The music was used after a German singer called Hannes Waader. Maybe you can ask for a translation through the site. I wrote the lyrics. Was pretty sad and cynical.

Question
It sounds so lighthearted...

Rutger
It's about a seventeen yr old kid who died of cancer while hospitals threatened to close hospitalrooms. I got 250,000 autographs and went to the Goverment. We got lucky. Turned the closure around. One of the bigger real successes in my life.

Question
God Bless you****I am so sorry for the sadness.

Rutger
I find one can speak out a little now and then even if it's not exactly up one's alley. Tricky though. Tim Robbins, Dixy Chicks, Moore...

Question
Do u still ride horses?

Rutger
I ride when opportunity presents itself. Mostly too busy with mustdo's.

Question
The Guinness ads which you made for the UK ran for a long time and were very popular here. How much direct personal input did you have (if any) in these wacky ads and were you generally pleased with them?

Rutger
The Guinness was a real collaboration between writers, directors and myself. So great. They never saw it coming. It needed a fine foolishness, wit, wizzdom, mystery, etc.

Question
Are u still going back to school? I think u mentioned that in the past....

Rutger
Teaching end having a ball are very much planned. The everchanging schedule makes it almost impossible. And the same goes for charity. These things need so much time to organize and it is so difficult sometimes to show up.

Question
Have u heard from Didi? Miss her....

Rutger
I'm connecting with her weekly, daily sometimes. She has been accepted in a chessclub and plays games after having just taught herself how to play. At the same time all functions including brain, heart, speech etc keep throwing her off the board so to speak. She misses talking/writing to you but cannot do it anymore. I'll tell her you said hi.

Question
Are you planning on doing any more "meet the fans" conventions in the near future?

Rutger
I'm hoping to do many more. I'd be a fan if I weren't me and I'd love it...

Question
How about London this time?

Rutger
If London invites me (or anyone else) I might.

Question
Are you still keen on sailing?

Rutger
I'm dying to go sailing. Rent boats here. It works well. But bizzzzzyetc.

Question
Would you consider retirement? And I don't mean termination, I mean taking life at a slower pace?

Rutger
Life will slow me down organically...I''m sure.

Question
It's quite a surprise to find out that that "cute sounding" song was actually more of a political statement and another of your efforts to help people. You amaze me more every day. Have you ever done any spelunking?

Rutger
Spelunking is something I don't think I ever did, maybe subconsciously? What is it? It sounds like uhmm nasty...Is it done outside or indoors? Or in caves?

Question
Cave exploring! LOL

Rutger
Ha I think I got it! Groovy cavestuff?

Question
Good ole Rutgrrrr. Luv your humour!!!!!!!!

Rutger
Is spell unking the same thing? Or is that spelled wrong?

Question
U spellunking?

Rutger
Or driving only?

Question
No speedeng

Rutger
Ha, electronically speaking. What speed? Dsl etc?

Question
Drive only and waiting too.

Rutger
Meters running.

Question
I love to drive Rutger.

Rutger
don't I!

Question
Do you really do your own stunt driving?

Rutger
A lot...not as much as I can and did too. Raced each day for a month through the thinnest desert sand in Morocco with other drivers to the set. Won each time. These are important racing matters...Desertstorm, that was me.

Question
What kind of race car?

Rutger
Peugeot 504. No racecar just rental.

Question
Did the rental agency know you were racing their Peugeot??? :o)

Rutger
No

Question
They do now!

Question
Are you settled in your new home and have you flooded the bathroom yet?

Rutger
I'm flooding each time I get into bath. Tub's smaller.... On that note he left the room, almost, I mean we did an hour, hope you will be good without me. Byebye!

Moderator
Thanks Rutger and thanks to all of you!

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