acting & directing coach
Rutger Hauer's acting career spans over 40 years, and he also has a number of directing credits to his name in the international film industry. His first step into stardom came at the end of the sixties with the starring role in the black and white TV series Floris. This was the beginning of a long artistic collaboration with director Paul Verhoeven, resulting in amongst others Turkish Delight and Soldier of Orange. He made his American debut in 1981 in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Nighthawks. A year later his portrayal of a replicant leader in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner made a big, and everlasting impression on international audiences. Other memorable roles can be found in Ladyhawke, The Hitcher, Blind Fury, The Legend of the Holy Drinker and Batman Begins. Today he is a renowned name, both in the world of cinema and television, with more than 100 works in his filmography, having worked with the likes of Gene Hackman, John Hurt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Joan Chen and directors such as Nicolas Roeg, Sam Peckinpah, Phillip Noyce, Christopher Nolan and George Clooney.
In 2000 he co-directed the short film The Room, which won much approval amongst audiences as well as critics, when it premiered at the Dutch Film Festival. The following year The Room won the Carte Noire Award at the 16th Festival du Film de Paris, as Best Short Film. Rutger is currently developing Changing Fortunes, which will be his feature directing debut.