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April 9, 2019
Rutger will be attending the 'Lucca Film Festival', taking place in Lucca (Italy). He will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and, in addition to the award ceremony, the festival will show a retrospective of his films. On April 18, Rutger will hold a masterclass focused on the subject of the 'Future'. The festival has also planned a special night event on April 20, called 'Tears in Rain', dedicated to Rutger and 'Blade Runner'. More info on the Festival's website.

February 3, 2019
'Kingdom Hearts 3' video game has been released very recently with an all-star voice cast in tow - Rutger is the voice of the villain 'Master Xehanort'! Soon more info here, in the 'Works & Plots' section.

November 8, 2018
Rutger has recently taken part in the FishLove campaign, an internet initiative aiming at 'saving our oceans from overfishing, one photograph at a time'. Fishlove is a series of striking images which is now at the heart of a global movement to protect our seas from destructive fishing practices. The portraits, featuring celebrated individuals with fish, have succeeded in raising significant awareness for campaigns such as Marine Conservation Society, OCEAN2012, Deep Sea Coalition, The End of the Line, and Blue Marine Foundation. The collapse of fish stocks is an environmental catastrophe that is seen by scientists as being as important as climate change. But the good news is that with the right political measures over the next five years, our seas can survive for generations to come. More info on the FishLove website.
You can also see Rutger on this Instagram link during a test shot.

October 30, 2018
Rutger is going to attend the 'Weekend of Hell' Convention in Dortmund (Germany) on November 3 and 4 (Saturday & Sunday). Detailed info on the convention website.

October 25, 2018
Rutger joined again the cast of season 2 of 'Porters' - more info in the plot page here!

May 3, 2018
Rutger is going to attend the 'German Comic Con' in Frankfurt (Germany) on May 5 and 6 (Saturday & Sunday). More detailed info on the convention website.

March 31, 2018
Rutger's new work -"The Old Man and the Bass". First info on Facebook and more additional info here soon!

November 16, 2017
Rutger is going to attend 'Wintercon' in New York (USA), that this year takes place from December 1 to 3. He will be there for a 'Blade Runner reunion' on December 2 and 3 (Sat & Sun). More detailed info on the convention website.

September 28, 2017
Rutger is going to attend 'Comic Con Russia' in Moscow, that this year takes place from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. He will be there to promote 'Journey To China - The Mystery of the Iron Mask' and to sign autographs to his fans on October 1. More detailed info on the convention website.

May 1, 2017
Rutger joined the cast of UKTV’s sitcom 'Porters', which is set to air on the Dave entertainment channel later this year. Appearing in a British television sitcom for the first very time, Rutger will play the character of Tillman, a porter and former golfing prodigy who teaches newbie Simon (Ed Easton) about the ways of the hospital, manhood, karma, and most importantly, love. The series will air for three programmes in 40-minute slots, and follows the unseen life of a modern hospital. More info soon!

January 12, 2017
Rutger is now on Facebook with his official Group. Visit him here:

July 25, 2016
The formely-entitled 'Untitled' war movie directed by Claudio Fäh has now a definite title: 'Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich'. Preliminary info available in the Works & Plots section.

July 23, 2016
Rutger is just back from the set of his most recent film, 'Gangsterdam', directed by Romain Levy. Soon more info here, in the Works & Plots section!

June 20, 2016
Rutger joined the cast of '24 Hours to Live', directed by Brian Smrz. He is now on the set location in South Africa, together with Ethan Hawke, actor-musician Common and actress Xu Qing. Scripted by Zachary Dean and based on an original story from Ron Mita and Jim McClain, '24 Hours to Live' follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily, just after being killed on the job.
Soon more info here, in the Works & Plots section!

March 26, 2016
Rutger joined the cast of vampire thriller 'Corbin Nash' directed by Ben Jagger. Other cast members are Dean Jagger, Malcolm McDowell, Bruce Davison, Corey Feldman, Fernanda Romero and Richard Wagner. The film sees Dean Jagger ('Game of Thrones' season 6) as the title character, a New York City cop who transfers to Los Angeles to hunt for his parents’ killer. Once there, he’s brutally murdered and returns to life as the ultimate killer. Rutger plays the character of 'a mysterious stranger'. Soon more info here, in the Works & Plots section!

February 26, 2016
Rutger took part in the documentary 'The Worlds of Philip K. Dick', directed by Yann Coquart. The documentary will be broadcasted by ARTE on March 2nd. More info on ARTE website:

October 27, 2015
Rutger joined the cast of a film that for the moment is still Untitled, directed by Claudio Fäh, with Sean Patrick Flanery. Soon more info here, in the Works & Plots section!

June 27, 2015
Rutger joined the cast of 'The Broken Key' directed by Louis Nero, with Geraldine Chaplin and Franco Nero. Soon more info here, in the Works & Plots section!

May 28, 2015
Rutger is attending, from May 30 to June 2, the 'Etna Comics Festival' in Catania, Sicily (Italy). Details are available on the festival website!

December 15, 2014
Rutger is taking part in 'Mata Hari', the Russian TV 12-part mini-series directed by Dennis Berry, also starring John Malkovich, Christopher Lambert, Fedor Bondarchuk, Vahina Giocante. Soon more info here, in the Works ->Plots section!

November 10, 2014
Rutger will be on set of The Last Kingdom' the eight-episode, hourlong historical drama series adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling novels, 'The Saxon Stories', by writer Stephen Butchard. Soon more info here, in the Works ->Plots section!

October 3, 2014
Rutger will be on set of 'Emperor' with Adrien Brody, directed by Lee Tamahori. Soon more info here, in the Works ->Plots section!

September 29, 2014
Rutger joins ABC fairytale comedy 'Galavant', in a recurring role as 'Kingsley', King Richard’s brother. Soon more info here, in the Works ->Plots section!

June 12, 2014
Rutger is appearing in the Episode #7 of the final season of 'True Blood'. This episode will be aired on HBO on August 3, 2014. Soon more info here, in the Works ->Plots section!

May 17, 2014
One of Rutger's forthcoming works is the Italian mini-series entitled 'Francesco', directed by Liliana Cavani. Rutger will play the role of 'Padre Francesco' . More info in the next few weeks here in the Works ->Plots section!

May 16, 2014
Rutger is shooting right now the episode no. 4 ('Answers'), of the 4th season of the U.S. sitcom 'Wilfred'. He is playing the role of Dr. Grummons. More info in the next few weeks here in the Works ->Plots section!

May 11, 2014
Soon Rutger will be on the set of 'Michiel de Ruyter', directed by Roel Reiné. Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (1607–1676) is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history.
Preliminary details at: and and more info in the next few weeks here in the Works ->Plots section!

March 25, 2014
Don't miss this special opportunity! From March 28 to March 30, Rutger will hold the fifth Starfish International Fundraiser by attending the Monsterpalooza Convention in Burbank (CA), USA. More info here.

February 25, 2014
Rutger will be holding the fifth Starfish International Fundraiser by attending the Monsterpalooza Convention in Burbank (CA) from March 28 to March 30. More info here.

January 22, 2014
Rutger is right now in Rome on the set of 'Sights of Death', with Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Stephen Baldwin and Danny Glover. More info soon in the Works ->Plots section.

November 18, 2013
Yesterday Rutger officially confirmed that he will be taking part in the crime thriller 'Kickback', directed by Raza Mallal, with John Cusack, Famke Janssen, Sean Astin, Mischa Barton, Michael Biehn, John Hannah, and Sean Young. More info soon in the Works ->Plots section.

October 2, 2013
On October 3 there will be 'Il Futuro' screening in Asti (Italy) and on October 4 a special 'Blade Runner' screening, with Rutger attending. Location: Alfieri Theater (Asti). Info: or Comune di Asti

August 13, 2013
Rutger is right now on the set of 'Scorpion King 4: The Lost Throne'. More info will follow soon in the Works/Plots section.

July 29, 2013
Rutger is starting shooting 'Wax'. More info will follow soon in the Works/Plots section.

September 5 , 2012
Rutger is shooting the docu-drama 'Michelangelo - The Dominant Passions'.

May 14 , 2012
Rutger is about to start shooting in Canada 'Drawing Home', directed by Markus Rupprecht.

December 19, 2011
Barring unexpected hindrances, from March 23 to 25 Rutger will be attending the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC (USA) to raise funds for his Starfish organization to support HIV-stricken children. More info on the Rutger Hauer Starfish Asssociation dedicated webpage, as well as on the Mad Monster Party website.

November 14, 2011
Rutger is about to start shooting in Portugal 'RPG - Real Playing Game'', directed by David Rebordão.

October 24, 2011
Rutger to topline in 'Flight of the Storks', a TV miniseries directed by Jan Kounen, from Jean-Christophe Grange's novel 'Le Vol des Cigognes'. Published in fifteen languages the novel is a hugely popular crime thriller that in Kounen's hands will become a two part television series of two 90-minute episodes. This is the official synopsis: 'Jonathan Anselme, a young English academic, teams up with Max Böhm, an amateur ornithologist, to follow storks on their migration from Switzerland to Africa. Max wants to find out why some birds never return from this journey. However, after Max is found dead in mysterious circumstances, Louis decides to make the trip alone, never suspecting that he will find himself caught up in an international web of intrigue. While the Swiss detective Dumaz investigates Max Böhm's murky past, Jonathan is forced to confront his own troubled history. He uncovers a trail of grisly murders travelling through Bulgaria, Turkey, the Middle East, Congo along the pathway of the migrating storks and their deadly secret.'

October 20, 2011
Afer having attended his I've Seen Films International Film Festival, Rutger is now in New York City to attend the Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival. More info on their webite:

October 8 , 2011
Rutger is in Belgium shooting an episode of 'Metal Hurlant Chronicles', an English language TV adaptation of the like named European sci-fi comic anthology. 24 half hour episodes, across two seasons will launch next April and September. 'Métal Hurlant' was a French comics anthology of science fiction and horror comics stories, created in December 1974 by comics artists Mœbius and Philippe Druillet together with journalist-writer Jean-Pierre Dionnet and financial director Bernard Farkas.

August 30, 2011
Rutger is about to start shooting 'Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt', directed by Michael Karen.

July 16, 2011
Rutger will be acting in Alicia Scherson's, 'The Future'. Alicia Scherson, a Chilean filmmaker, has adapted Roberto Bolaño's apocalyptic novel 'Una Novelita Lumpen'. Alicia stated that '...since I first read it, I found it to be small and dense like a gemstone. An austere and concise work of contained emotions, a lucid and lean reflection about youth and despair in big cities. Its simple forms and precision is exactly what makes it so adaptable to film.... It tells the story of Bianca, a young woman who must face her parents’ death and start a long and dark voyage through poverty and prostitution. But this downfall into the lumpen becomes a trip to adulthood, a clumsy and dangerous way to mourn, to accept death and face the future'.

June 5, 2011
Rutger is co-directing, along with Sil van der Woerd, 'Requiem 2019', a short film/music video. Lolly Jane Blue has recorded a beautiful track for this film.

May 16, 2011
It has been officially confirmed today that Rutger will start shooting soon in Wales the horror film 'The Reverend', from writer/director Neil Jones, based on his upcoming graphic novel in which the title character develops a hunger for blood after a visit from a mysterious girl. Rutger will play the role of “The Withstander,” (i.e. the devil). The cast also includes producer Stuart Brennan as the reverend, Tamer Hassan, Emily Booth, Doug Bradley and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. Brennan is very excited about Rutger ’s participation, 'He’s one of those actors who takes roles and makes them not just memorable, but iconic. For me, his performance in Blade Runner is up there with the best performances of a villain of all time. I’m not in any of the scenes with him, but I am really excited to have him on board the project regardless. From a producing standpoint, it’s an incredible name on the movie, and a brilliant endorsement of the merits of this unique project, that he wants to do it'.
The film's official website is

April 4, 2011
On April 13, Rutger will get the Career Achievement Award at the 27th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival! Read all info here

February 24 , 2011
Rutger will be playing soon the Van Helsing character in Dario Argento's 'Dracula 3D'.

December 20 , 2010
Rutger will be playing Alfred Heineken (the beer tycoon), kidnapped for 3 weeks in 1983. The director is Maarten Treurniet. For weeks this was the news headlines in the Netherlands. Shooting starts in spring 2011.

December 1, 2010
Two recent Rutger's films: 'Hobo with a Shotgun' (in the 'Park City at Midnight' category) and 'The Mill and the Cross' (in the 'New Frontier Films' category) will be screend out of competition at the Sundance Film Festival (taking place from January 20 to 30).

November 1, 2010
Don't miss, on November 6 and 7 at Lux theater in Nijmegen (the Netherlands), a retrospective dedicated to Rutger and his films. A masterclass will be held, too. More information here

October 19 , 2010
Rutger is about to start shooting 'Il Villaggio di Cartone' ('The Cardboard Village'), directed by Ermanno Olmi.

September 10, 2010
Rutger is about to start shooting 'All for One', directed by Rasmus Heide.

September 8, 2010
A Night for the Oceans: Rutger will be fundraising for Sea Shepherd on Sunday, 12 September at ID&T De Entree 300 in Amsterdam. All information at

July 15, 2010
Rutger will attend the Odessa International Film Festival and on July 17 he will lead a filmmaking masterclass.

June 22, 2010
Rutger is about to record the voice-over for Hermitage Nederland's 'Morphing Alexander'.

April 12, 2010
Rutger is about to shoot 'Hobo With a Shotgun'.

March 6, 2010
Rutger is in South Africa, shooting 'Black Butterflies', directed by Paula van der Oest.

January 5, 2010
Rutger is shooting in South Africa his new film, 'Portable Life', directed by Fleur Boonman.

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