Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, who famously played replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner (1982), has died at age 75. Above is his unforgettable death soliloquy from Blade Runner, much of which Hauer wrote himself the night before the scene was shot. From Variety:
Handsome, energetic and fluent in several languages, Hauer made his first mark in the late '60s in the Netherlands as the star of Paul Verhoeven's medieval TV series "Floris." He vaulted to the top ranks of Dutch stardom in 1973 opposite Monique van de Ven in Verhoeven's sexually explosive drama "Turkish Delight," which became a box-office smash and garnered an Oscar nod as best foreign film.
After three more Dutch features with Verhoeven that became art-house successes in the U.S., Hauer segued to a Hollywood career with a flashy role as a terrorist in the 1981 Sylvester Stallone thriller "Nighthawks."