Another great moment in Rutger Hauer history is Fatherland, the TV movie version of the novel about an alternate history where Germany won World War II. Yep, Tarantino's not the first to create a cinematic alternate World War II.

It's well worth watching the whole thing, for one of Hauer's wryest performances of all time. He keeps digging into a set of mysterious deaths in 1964, even after it's clear the Gestapo want him off the case. And he looks genuinely shattered when he finally discovers what the deaths were covering up: the truth about what happened to all those Jews during the war.

Here's a great bit, where he asks why a one-legged man would hop all the way down to the lake to kill himself: