Rutger Hauer quotes

Born
23 January 1944 Breukelen, Netherlands.

Died
19 July 2019.

Occupation
Actor.

Rutger Hauer was a Dutch actor.

Blade Runner‘ is such a unique film. How do you describe a diamond? I don’t think you should ever touch it again.
– Rutger Hauer
I make more movies than I see..
– Rutger Hauer
I hate acting when I see it. I don’t want to feel it, I don’t want to see it, I want to be taken away with the story – I don’t want the actor’s ego in front of me. That’s what I try to live when I do the work.
– Rutger Hauer
I think I’m an actor. You can hire me. I can do a good job. But you also have to get lucky now and then. Every film-maker knows how hard it is to do a good film. You have to just make many, and see how lucky you get.
– Rutger Hauer
I don’t make the decision about what percentage of good guy or bad guy I play. For some reason, if I put my energy into the bad guy, that scares people. It’s magic.
– Rutger Hauer
It took me a long time to find out that I was born to be an actor. It was the last thing on my list, although my list was very small. I didn’t know what to do. But kids weren’t supposed to know what to do back then; we were all cute and we’d find out what we’d do later in life.
– Rutger Hauer
I don’t know what the appeal is. I can see I’ve got blue eyes and I don’t look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame but I can’t understand the fuss.
– Rutger Hauer
Nobody’s seen all my work. No one. No one in the world has seen all my movies. Some things just never came out… some things may still come out.
– Rutger Hauer
By not going to school I learned that the world is a beautiful place and needs to be discovered.
– Rutger Hauer
I have a lot of energy. I’m a lot stronger than most people.
– Rutger Hauer
I run; I am a coward at heart. I swear, when I smell violence or aggression the coward comes out in me. I have no desire to fight anybody except myself.
– Rutger Hauer
Most of the real bad guys in the world are people like you and me; they’re not stupid, and you can’t smell their horns.
– Rutger Hauer
I’m way bigger than people think I am. I’m way bigger. I’ve been underrated all my life, and that’s fine. I have privacy. I can walk the street without being hassled. I can be a regular guy. The price to give that up is so horrible. When you become a part of the hysteria – it’s not completely in my hands – you have to hide.
– Rutger Hauer
People think if you’re a movie star, you’re the boss. But first of all, I’m not a movie star, I’m in a very different place. I’m not looking to do what I want – I am looking for what we can find. It’s a creative process.
– Rutger Hauer
I hate guns, I think they’re the worst thing ever invented.
– Rutger Hauer
“Good guy” or “bad guy”, hero or anti hero; doesn’t matter to me, what role I play, only the character have something magical.
– Rutger Hauer
You really can’t say enough about ‘Blade Runner.’ For that movie to have such a long life – you can’t describe what a beautiful feeling that is. Initially, the movie was out of theaters in something like two weeks. But the people that wanted it back – the fans – they really saved it.
– Rutger Hauer
If you’ve done what you need to do, you need to go bury yourself, because what else are you going to do? I think that that’s where life stops.
– Rutger Hauer