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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 11:50am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has passed away at the age of 75.

He portrayed arguably his most memorable character (replicant Roy Batty) in Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic, Blade Runner.

-C!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 11:57am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Saddened by this. Much closer to my own age than I would have thought.
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Craig Earl
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 12:05pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Sad news. As well as Blade Runner, movies like Nighthawks & The Hitcher come straight to mind. Also remember him in 'Escape from Sobibor' which I recall being very powerful.
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Marc Baptiste
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 12:13pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Was surprised to read of this - a very talented actor!  

Marc
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 12:19pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Very saddened to hear of this. He had many memorable parts.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 12:20pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Well, shit. I saw him once pop out of a taxi on Bond Street. Had that idiosyncratic half-smile on his face that you saw so often on the big screen. He'll be remembered forever for his final scene in Blade Runner -- those moments won't be lost forever, like tears in the rain.

He was also very famous in the UK for a while from appearing in Guinness ads. Pure Genius.
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Greg McPhee
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 12:55pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Sad news. A great talent.


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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 1:11pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

My dream ‘Magneto’ for years...and years.   

Rest In Peace.
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Steve Coates
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 1:50pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

LadyHawke (1985) with Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeiffer

The Osterman Weekend (1983) with Meg Foster (what stunning eyes!)

Blind Fury (1989) again with Meg Foster

The Blood of Heroes  (1989) with a young Vincent D'Onofrio

Just some of my (other) favourites.




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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 3:23pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

It was certainly a nice surprise to see him on GALAVANT.

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Doug Centers
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 3:56pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Sad news.

He was pitch perfect in THE HITCHER.
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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 24 July 2019 at 5:07pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Blind Fury is one of my favorite movies. RIP.
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