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Bad Guys (Rutger Hauer)

“Most of the real bad guys in the world are people like you and me; they’re not stupid, and you can’t smell their horns”

Rutger Hauer
"Most of the real bad guys in the world are people like you and me; they're not stupid, and you can't smell their horns"- Rutger Hauer (quote)

The news of Rutger Hauer’s death touched me more than I expected. I know that for many people he’s Roy from Blade Runner, but for this fantasy enthusiast he will alwasy be Etienne Navarre.

Rutger Hauer as Navarre (Ladyhawke, 1985)

4 Comments

  • JOHN T. SHEA
    Posted July 25, 2019 at 19:11

    A great screen presence who will be missed! ‘LADYHAWKE’ was indeed an excellent romantic fantasy, filmed, if memory serves me right, partly in a castle owned by the late Luchino Visconti.

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      jazzfeathers
      Posted July 25, 2019 at 21:38

      Il Castello di Soncino. A beautiful Renaissance castle not too far from where I live.

  • Roland R Clarke
    Posted July 26, 2019 at 18:45

    I was sad to hear about his death on another blog – a UK one. Blade Runner and Ladyhawke are two of my favourite Rutger Hauer films – and I’ve seen quite a few including some of his Dutch ones. There are some classic clips from them too – for me, it has to be Roy’s improvised death scene from Blade Runner. But I can watch Ladyhawke repeatedly too.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted July 27, 2019 at 08:43

      I’ve watched Blade Runner only once, decades ago. I suppose it’s time for a rewatch.
      But I’ve seen Ladyhawke unnumbered times. One of my all-times favourite films.

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