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Editor says, how come Rutger Hauer didn't get to play the Terminator? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
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In 1983,on this day filming of The Terminator resumed in Toronto with the Dutch actor Rutger Hauer recast in the title role.
Filming of "The Terminator" Resumes in TorontoThe future of the movie had been thrown into jeopardy when producer Dino De Laurentiis applied an option in Arnold Schwarzenegger's contract that would make him unattainable for nine months while he was filming Conan the Destroyer. Director Cameron was then contracted to write the script for Rambo: First Blood Part II and had also initiated a series of intense meetings with producers David Giler and Walter Hill to discuss a sequel to Alien. The Terminator Project was unravelling .. fast.
A tour de force performance in Blade Runner as the replicant Roy Batty made Hauer the natural choice for the role. But a junior executive at Orion Pictures actually made the connection. Because in the "Time to Die" he utters the famous line "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. [pause] Time to die".
Editor says, in this post we explore an idea that arose from a long discussion about home come Michael Biehn was underecognized for his decisive contribution to the movie. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.