Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer, dead at 75

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Rutger Hauer, acclaimed actor whose most notable role was playing fugitive replicant Roy Beatty in Ridley Scott’s cult sci-fi opus Blade Runner has died at 75, a statement from his agent confirmed.

Rutger performed a variety of roles in American films and TV shows, but began his acting career in his native Netherlands.

Other notable roles included Cardinal Roark in Sin City, and Earle, the corporate villain who Bruce Wayne discovers is running the Wayne Corp. in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.

For many, this scene, and really his entire performance in 1982’s Blade Runner is his finest role:

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