Birth Name: Rutger Hauer
Birth Place: Netherlands
Born to his actor parents Arend and Teunke Hauer on Jan. 23, 1944 in Breukelen, The Netherlands, Rutger Oelsen Hauer grew up in the city of Amsterdam in the years after the Second World War. Following in the family tradition, he began acting at the age of five, appearing in theater productions and television by the time he was 11. An exceptionally precocious boy from the start, he eventually became disenchanted with school, and at the age of 15 - after lying about his young age - signed on to a freighter in the Dutch Merchant Navy. After traveling the world for a year, during which time he experienced a vast array of cultures and learned several languages, Hauer returned home and attended ni...
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