Yesterday we lost an icon…..Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer)…..Hauer’s most notable role as the homicidal android ot he gallant knight in Ladyhawke,,,,,for me Nighthawks was an iconic movie as well….but now he is gone….but not forgotten…..
Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in Blade Runner opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was 75. Hauer’s agent, Steve Kenis, says the actor died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands, the AP reports. Hauer’s roles included a terrorist in Nighthawks with Sylvester Stallone, a former CEO of Wayne Enterprises in Batman Begins, and one of the heroes in the big-budget 1985 fantasy Ladyhawke. He won a supporting-actor Golden Globe award in 1988 for Escape from Sobibor.
I enjoyed all his movies…..my favorite ending to a film was one the Hauer starred in….a modern version of a 60s TV Western “Wanted Dead Or Alive” ……..
In the modern version Randall had to track down a terrorist played by KISS front man Gene Simmons….after lots of twists and turns Randall captures his man and sticks a grenade in the handcuffed baddie’s mouth and leads him to the cops by the pin….
He tells the officials on hand that his fee was to go to the widow ofm his friend and his million dollar bonus goes to…..he pauses….looks at the terrorists an says as he pulls the pin “F*ck the bonus” and walks away as the grenade goes off. Great Ending! Must be seen to appreciate!
Good bye old friend….you will be missed.