Rutger Hauer Net Worth

Rutger Hauer Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Rutger Oelsen Hauer net worth is
$10 Million

Rutger Oelsen Hauer Wiki Biography

Rutger Oelsen Hauer was born on 23 January 1944, in Breukelen, Netherlands, and is a writer, environmentalist, and actor, best known for his many film appearances, but he’s also been a part of numerous Dutch and English television series; some of his most popular works include “Blade Runner” and “Sin City”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Rutger Hauer? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. Other works he’s been a part of include “Nighthawks”, “The Hitcher”, and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Rutger Hauer Net Worth $10 million

Hauer’s parents were drama teachers, busy with their careers, so he grew up in Amsterdam and attended a Waldorf school while being brought up by nannies. At the age of 15, he ran away from home and spent a year on a freighter. After returning home, he worked as an electrician while taking acting classes at night school, but he then served in the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Rutger joined an experimental troupe and stayed with them for five years until he was cast in the medieval action drama entitled “Floris” in 1969, which made him famous in the Netherlands. Later, he would reprise this role in 1975’s “Floris von Rosemund” which is a German remake. He also starred in the film “Turkish Delight” which made him known around the world, and this led him to try to pursue roles in international films. He appeared in “The Wilby Conspiracy” in a supporting role but unnoticed by Hollywood. He then returned to appear in various Dutch films such as “Katie Tippei”, “Soldier of Orange” and “Spetters”. His net worth was now established.

In 1981, Hauer appeared in his first American film, “Nighthawks” opposite Sylvester Stallone. He became very popular after appearing in the science fiction film “Blade Runner” directed by Ridley Scott, which launched his career in Hollywood, and he would then appear in “Eureka”, “The Osterman Weekend”, and “Flesh & Blood”, and was also cast with Michelle Pfeiffer in “Ladyhawke”. In 1986, he starred in “The Hitcher”, playing a murdering hitchhiker, which continued to raise his popularity and net worth. He then starred in ”The Legend of the Holy Drinker” and “Blind Fury” which is a martial arts film, but he returned to science fiction in the 1990 “The Blood of Heroes”.
In the 1990s, Rutger appeared in various Guinness commercials, and also in a string of low budget films, but in the music video “On a Night Like This” by Kylie Minogue too. Later on, he would appear in several television productions such as “Escape from Sobibor” which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and in “Fatherland”, “Merlin” and “Smallville”; his numerous projects would continue to help raise his net worth.

He was honored for his work in 1999 when he was awarded the Dutch “Best Actor of the Century Rembrandt Award”. In 2003, in “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” he played an assassin, and would continue his villainous roles in “Sin City”. He also starred in “Batman Begins”, and one of his most recent roles is in “True Blood”.

For his personal life, it is known that Hauer has married twice, firstly to Heidi Merz and secondly to Ineke ten Cate in 1985. His daughter is Aysha Hauer who is also an actress. Aside from his acting work, he is an environmentalist, and is an advocate of the release of Paul Watson, sentenced for sinking a whaling vessel. He also established the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association which focuses on AIDS awareness.

Full NameRutger Hauer
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 23, 1944
Place Of BirthBreukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
Height1.85 m
SpouseIneke ten Cate
ChildrenAyesha Hauer
ParentsTeunke Hauer, Arend Hauer
AwardsGolden Calf Culture Prize, Golden Calf for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Screenplay Award
MoviesBlade Runner, The Hitcher, Ladyhawke, Blind Fury, Hobo with a Shotgun, Split Second, Flesh and Blood, Batman Begins, Nighthawks, The Blood of Heroes, Turkish Delight, Sin City, Escape from Sobibor, The Osterman Weekend, Soldier of Orange, Surviving The Game, The Rite, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Confe...
TV ShowsFloris, Merlin, Het gestolen kasteel, De koperen hond
1A jacket with a red AIDS ribbon designed by a Japanese fashion stylist
2His intense depiction of psychopaths
3Frequently worked with Paul Verhoeven
4Blonde hair and blue eyes
5Deep gravelly voice
6Frequently plays sinister villains
7Frequently plays vampires
1Film is not a medium for actors. Everyone seems to think so, since it is the actors who get promoted to stardom. Creating stars is only a marketing ploy. It's the stars that sell a movie. The same technique is used in selling music, baseball games and hamburgers. An actor does not make or break a movie. Some of them look good on screen, but they are not important. How many extremely bad movies are there with one good or very good actor, or even two or three very good actors in the credits? I like to think of myself as a good actor, and even I made quite a lot of bad movies. Why are good actors no longer good when they play in a bad movie? And how many good movies have actors that are normally mediocre at best?
2[on what his favorite or most memorable performance is of his own]: The deepest was Blade Runner (1982), because it was the first time where I just danced with the director and, let's say, the concept and the tone: I understood, on a very strong level, what he wanted, and by instinct I gave it to him. Half the time, what the hell did I know? I was just starting out to be an actor right there. This was after an experience on Nighthawks (1981) which was pretty tough and very bureaucratic and difficult. If your creative ideas are strangled, that doesn't work for me. It doesn't mean I have to be right -- that's not the point at all. It's just there needs to be a click between the creator and you. That was Blade Runner for me. To dance along, so long and beautifully, and then for it to be reformatted so it could live another 20 years; this is something completely unique. So there's only one way to answer that question.
3During the initial release of The Hitcher (1986), he stated that he would not be seeking antagonist roles. In 1986, a periodical in Spokane, Washington, The Spokesman Review, ran the headline "He plays villains without a 'Hitch'". Was concerned of being typecast.
4I have a lot of energy. I'm a lot stronger than most people.
5I 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.
6"Good guy" or "bad guy", hero or anti hero; doesn't matter to me, what role I play, only the character have something magical.
1He did his own stunt driving on The Hitcher (1986).
2Was offered the lead role in Das Boot (1981). He turned it down in favour of Blade Runner (1982).
3Was considered for the role Bukovsky in Lifeforce (1985).
4Has played Dracula in Dracula III: Legacy (2005), and the arch-nemesis of Dracula, Van Helsing in Dracula 3D (2012) where Thomas Kretschmann was Dracula. Ironically, Kretschmann went on to play the role of Van Helsing on the television series Dracula (2013) a year after.
5Has a vampire named Kurt Barlow in Salem's Lot (2004) and a fairy named Niall Brigant on the television series True Blood (2008).
6Loves to ride the motorcycle. While on a break from filming The Blood of Heroes (1989), he made a tour and subsequently got lost in the Australian desert. It was by chance that he found the setback on his own.
7When making his debut in the United States, he was advised to use a more English-sounding name in order to better appeal to the American public. He refused, assuming that his American career would be short-lived anyway.
8Has made a television series and five movies directed by Paul Verhoeven. However, they had a falling-out on their last combined effort, the much-troubled Flesh+Blood (1985), and the two have not worked again since.
9Has named his five favorite films as Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Apocalypse Now (1979), Wings of Desire (1987), GasLand (2010) and Position Among the Stars (2010).
10Founded the I've Seen Films International Film Festival.
11As a hobby, he used to design trucks in the 1980s.
12Has a tattoo on each shoulder; one of his former wife, and the other of a friend who died. Explained that "It's a way of saying 'You're under my skin.'".
13Turned down a role in Paul Verhoeven's Black Book (2006).
14He gives master classes in moviemaking to students and new actors and moviemakers. This takes places in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has been doing this for several years.
15Grandfather of Leandro Maeder.
16During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hauer became well known to the British mainstream for a series of Guinness commercials where he is clad in black. He publicly took a dislike for the drink and had to spit it out after each take. His appearance is credited for an increase in sales of Guinness.
17Spent five years in a pantomime company prior to seriously pursuing an acting career.
18Son of Arend Hauer.
19Former father-in-law of his Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) co-star Thomas Jane.
20Director Richard Donner originally wanted to use him as the villain Marquet in Ladyhawke (1985), but Hauer turned that role down and expressed more interest in playing the film's hero Etienne Navarre.
21Has appeared in two vampire movies with Donald Sutherland: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and Salem's Lot (2004).
22Parents, Arend and Teunke Hauer, operated an acting school in Amsterdam.
23Set up an AIDS research foundation called the Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation.
24The Dutch Mail Service issued a stamp in 1995 with Rutger on it, taken from a scene in Turkish Delight (1973).
25Is an environmentalist. Fought for the release of Greenpeace's co-founder, Paul Watson, who was convicted in 1994 for sinking an illegal Norwegian whaling vessel. According to the Official Rutger Hauer website, the vessel was sunk in 1992 as a protest to Norway's announced intention to return to the commercial slaughter of whales, which was to be done in violation of the International Whaling Commission's global ban on whaling.
26Wife, Ineke ten Kate, whom he married in 1985, was a painter and sculptor.
27Speaks German fluently (more or less accent-free).
28Both his first and last name end with the letters "er". He has appeared in 13 movies/television-series whose title or alternative title end with "er" or "ers". He has played 8 characters whose names end with "er".
29Was Paul Verhoeven's first choice to play RoboCop (1987), before Peter Weller was cast.
30According to an interview she gave when Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) was first published, Rutger Hauer was Anne Rice's original vision for Lestat when the book was being written. Despite a popular rumor that Julian Sands was her first choice, he did not even begin to show up in films or television until 1982, so Rice could not have been aware of him in 1976 when she was writing the book; Rutger has been acting since 1968. Rice may have said Sands would be great for the part when they were casting the film, because she has said that by the time the film was being made Hauer was too old to play Lestat.
31Is color blind.
32Father of Ayesha Hauer


24 Hours to LivecompletedFrank
Corbin Nashpost-productionStranger
Emperorpost-productionJohn The Constant
PerfidiousannouncedJacques de Dauphins
Tonight at NooncompletedDiego
Drawing Home2017Carl Rungius
Mata Hari2016TV SeriesStolbakken
Floris1969-2016TV SeriesFloris
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich2016Oskar Halminski
The Last Kingdom2015TV SeriesRavn
Clones2015/IShortDr. Richards
WAX: We Are the X2015Aron Mulder
Michiel de Ruyter2015Maarten Tromp
Galavant2015TV SeriesKingsley
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power2015VideoKing Zakkour
Francesco2014TV MoviePadre di Francesco
True Blood2013-2014TV SeriesNiall Brigant
2047: Sights of Death2014Colonel Asimov
Wilfred2014TV SeriesDr. Grummons
The Letters2014/IIFather Bejamin Praagh
Isip the Warrior2013ShortCatholic Priest
I Turned Her to the Left2013Short
Real Playing Game2013Steve Battier
Flight of the Storks2013TV Mini-SeriesSonderman
Il Futuro2013Maciste
Metal Hurlant Chronicles2012TV SeriesKern
Michelangelo - Il cuore e la pietra2012TV MovieMichelangelo
Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt2012Van Dyk
Life's a Beach2012Jean-Luc
Dracula 3D2012Van Helsing
De Heineken ontvoering2011Alfred Heineken
The Reverend2011Withstander
Il villaggio di cartone2011Il sacrestano
Portable Life2011Antonio
Klyuch salamandry2011Khant
All for One2011Niemeyer
Black Butterflies2011Abraham Jonker
The Rite2011Istvan Kovak
Mlyn i krzyz2011Pieter Bruegel
Hobo with a Shotgun2011Hobo
Requiem 20192011Short
Spoon2011/IVictor Spoon
Happiness Runs2010Insley
Barbarossa2009Federico Barbarossa
The Prince of Motor City2008TV MovieWilliam Hamilton
The Rhapsody2008Short
Bride Flight2008Old Frank
Magic Flute Diaries2008Dr. Richard Nagel
Starting Over2007TV MoviePeter Rossen
Sweet Betty2007ShortPsychiatrist
Moving McAllister2007Maxwell McAllister
Dead Tone2007Detective John Criton
Goal II: Living the Dream2007Rudi van der Merwe
Mentor2006/ISanford Pollard
The Hunt for Eagle One2006VideoGen. Frank Lewis
The Poseidon Adventure2005TV MovieBishop August Schmidt
Zerkalnye voyny. Otrazhenie pervoe2005Mysterious Man
Dracula III: Legacy2005VideoDracula III
Batman Begins2005Earle
Sin City2005Cardinal Roark
In the Shadow of the Cobra2004Gallo
Camera ascunsa2004Sebastian
Tempesta2004Van Beuningen
Salem's Lot2004TV SeriesKurt Barlow
Smallville2003TV SeriesMorgan Edge
Alias2003TV SeriesAnthony Geiger
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002Keeler
Warrior Angels2002Grekkor
Scorcher2002/IPresident Nelson
I banchieri di Dio2002Cardinale Marcinkus
Flying Virus2001Ezekial
The Last Words of Dutch Schultz2001ShortDutch Schultz (voice)
The Room2001ShortHarry
Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal2001VideoCopilot MacIntosh
Lying in Wait2001Keith Miller
Slow Burn2000Dr. Sam Dennis Charney
Kylie Minogue: On a Night Like This2000Video shortPartner / Husband
The 10th Kingdom2000TV Mini-SeriesHuntsman
Partners in Crime2000Gene Reardon
New World Disorder1999David Marx
Simon Magus1999Count Albrecht, the Squire
Bone Daddy1998Palmer
Merlin1998TV Mini-SeriesKing Vortigern
Tactical Assault1998VideoCapt. John 'Doc' Holiday
The Ruby Ring1997TV MoviePatrick Collins
Redline1997John Anderson Wade
Bleeders1997Dr. Marlowe
Hostile Waters1997TV MovieCapt. Britanov
Lexx1997TV SeriesBog
Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories1997TV Mini-SeriesBog
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon1997TV MovieJohn Thornton
Knockin' on Heaven's Door1997Curtiz
Mariette in Ecstasy1996Chaplain
Omega Doom1996Omega Doom
Precious Find1996Armond Crille
Mr. Stitch1995TV MovieDoctor Rue Wakeman
Blood of the Innocent1995Dr. Lem
Fatherland1994TV MovieSS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March
The Beans of Egypt, Maine1994Reuben Bean
Nostradamus1994The Mystic Monk
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight1994TV MovieFred Noonan
Surviving the Game1994Thomas Burns
Voyage1993TV MovieMorgan Norvell
Blind Side1993TV MovieJake Shell
Arctic Blue1993Ben Corbett
T.V.1992TV MovieKid Satin
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1992Lothos
Beyond Justice1992Tom Burton
Split Second1992Harley Stone
Past Midnight1991Ben Jordan
Wedlock1991Frank Warren
Il principe del deserto1991TV Mini-SeriesTom Burton
The Blood of Heroes1989Sallow
Up to Date1989John Knott
The Edge1989TV MovieSheriff Emil Abel
Blind Fury1989Nick Parker
Bloodhounds of Broadway1989The Brain
La leggenda del santo bevitore1988Andreas Kartak
Escape from Sobibor1987TV MovieAlexander 'Sasha' Pechersky
Wanted: Dead or Alive1987Nick Randall
The Hitcher1986John Ryder
A Breed Apart1984Jim Malden
The Osterman Weekend1983John Tanner
Eureka1983Claude Maillot Van Horn
Blade Runner1982Roy Batty
Inside the Third Reich1982TV MovieAlbert Speer
Chanel Solitaire1981Etienne de Balsan
Nighthawks1981Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt
Spetters1980Gerrit Witkamp
Duel in de diepte1979TV SeriesJohn van der Velde
Grijpstra & De Gier1979Rinus de Gier
Een vrouw tussen hond en wolf1979Adriaan
Es begann bei Tiffany1979TV MovieRyder
Voor koningin en vaderland1979TV Mini-SeriesErik lanshof
Mysteries1978Johan Nagel
Pastorale 19431978August Schultz
Heilige Jeanne1978TV MovieDunois
Soldier of Orange1977Erik Lanshof
La donneuse1976
Max Havelaar1976Duclari
Cyrano de Bergerac1975TV MovieDe Valvert
Het jaar van de kreeft1975Pierre
Floris von Rosemund1975TV SeriesFloris
Das Amulett des Todes1975Cris
Katie Tippel1975Hugo
The Wilby Conspiracy1975Blane Van Niekirk
Hard to Remember1974Rick
Waaldrecht1973TV SeriesRogier de Jonge
Turkish Delight1973Eric Vonk, the sculptor
The Pathfinders1972TV SeriesPieter Van Pearsen
Monsieur Hawarden1968scenes deleted
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets2017completed
Porters2017TV Series post-productionTillman
The Broken Key2017completedProfessor Moonlight
Viy 22017post-productionAmbassador


Oogverblindend2009executive producer
Mr. Stitch1995TV Movie executive producer
Arctic Blue1993co-executive producer
Submitting1989Short producer


Requiem 20192011Short
Starfish Tango2006Video short
The Room2001Short


Up to Date1989dialogue


The Making of Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Dvd-extra2015Video short special thanks
Blindspot2008/Ispecial thanks
Het uur van de wolf2006TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode
The Hitcher: 'How Do These Movies Get Made?'2003Video documentary short special thanks


Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards2017TV SpecialHimself - Jury Member
Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Career Award
Behind the White Glasses2015DocumentaryHimself
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Making of Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Dvd-extra2015Video shortHimself - 'King Zakkour'
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Festival Road Trip2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Andere Tijden2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Só Visto!2013TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2013TV SeriesHimself
North America2013TV Series documentaryNarrator / Narattor
Un foglio bianco - Appunti su 'Il villaggio di cartone'2011DocumentaryHimself
More Blood, More Heart: The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun2011Video documentaryHimself
De wereld draait door2007-2011TV SeriesHimself - Acteur / Himself
Char·ac·ter: The Interviews2010DocumentaryHimself
Pauw & Witteman2008TV SeriesHimself
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner2007Video documentaryHimself
Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard2007Video documentary shortHimself
Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling2007Video documentary shortHimself
Starfish Tango2006Video shortHimself
Blond, Blue Eyes2006DocumentaryHimself
Het uur van de wolf2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Shock Treatment2004TV SeriesHimself
Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend'2004Video documentaryHimself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
The Hitcher: 'How Do These Movies Get Made?'2003Video documentary shortHimself
De ridder en de fakir2002Video documentary shortZichzelf
Soldaat van Oranje Revisited2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Film Genre2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Barend en Van Dorp2001TV SeriesHimself
My VH1 Music Awards2000TV Special documentaryThe General
Road to Sundance2000DocumentaryHimself
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Search of the Muse2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Roseanne Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The 10th Kingdom: The Making of 'The 10th Kingdom'2000Video documentaryHuntsman
The Making of 'Blade Runner'1997TV Short documentaryHimself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Showbiz Today1994TV SeriesHimself
Willemsen - Das Fernsehgespräch1994TV SeriesHimself
The Revenge of the Dead Indians1993DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
Untitled 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Featurette1992TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Wogan1990TV Series
After Hours1990TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1990TV SeriesHimself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The Late Show1987TV SeriesHimself
Blade Runner: On the Set1982Video shortHimself
Rond Floris1969TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Uncle Howard2016/IDocumentaryHimself
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-19892013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Prophets of Science Fiction2011TV Series documentaryRoy Batty
American Masters2009TV Series documentary
Banda sonora2009TV SeriesRoy Batty
Blade Runner: Deleted and Alternate Scenes2007Video documentaryRoy Batty
Página 22007TV SeriesRoy Batty
RTL Boulevard2007TV SeriesErik Vonk
De wereld draait door2007TV SeriesHimself
Allemaal film2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Floris2004Floris van Rozemond (uncredited)
Composing Flesh+Blood2004Video documentary shortMartin
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryKeeler
Rambo III1989/IVideo GameSecret Agent Prisoner

Won Awards

2016ShortCutz Amsterdam Career AwardShortcutz AmsterdamHonorary Award

For his career accomplishments that have inspired, enriched and entertained international audiences... More

2014Grand Acting AwardFilm by the Sea International Film Festival
2012Rembrandt AwardRembrandt AwardsBest Dutch Actor (Beste Nederlandse Acteur)De Heineken ontvoering (2011)
2011Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest ActorHobo with a Shotgun (2011)
2011Golden FilmGolden and Platin Film, NetherlandsBlack Butterflies (2011)
2011Golden FilmGolden and Platin Film, NetherlandsDe Heineken ontvoering (2011)
2008Golden CalfNederlands Film FestivalDutch Culture Award (Cultuurprijs)
2005Career Achievement AwardSarasota Film Festival
2004Career AwardMontecatini Filmvideo - International Short Film Festival
2001Best Short FilmParis Film FestivalThe Room (2001)
1997Audience AwardRembrandt Awards
1989Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest ActorLa leggenda del santo bevitore (1988)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionEscape from Sobibor (1987)
1981Golden CalfNederlands Film FestivalBest Actor (Beste Acteur)For his whole works.

Nominated Awards

2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastSin City (2005)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionFatherland (1994)
1990Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)La leggenda del santo bevitore (1988)
1989Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest Short FilmSubmitting (1989)
1983Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorBlade Runner (1982)

Known for movies

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