From toromagazine.com: “So the success of this movie was a big surprise to them and to me and so nice. I was having a ball. Then they had a shotgun for a picture blah, blah, blah. I mean, how any times have you seen that picture? So I thought, should I do this? Should I be really naughty very quickly? I decided that the Hobo audience could take it. So I ran in and said, “We don’t shoot people, we shoot movies.” That was my way around it.” First of all, the exact quote—with unexpurgated expletive—is above. Second of all, how could an actor spend months with a shotgun and not learn muzzle control?

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7 Responses to Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Rutger Hauer

  1. “Second of all, how could an actor spend months with a shotgun and not learn muzzle control?”

    Easy. No one taught him muzzle control. Because no one gave a damn about it. The director probably knows nothing about guns except what he’s seen in other movies. The prop master knows he’s only put blanks in the guns (and, for insurance reasons, is probably using only disabled guns that couldn’t shoot a live round even if someone tried to load them).

    So with all that, no one is going to take the time to try to teach muzzle discipline to an actor. Let alone scold the “talent” when he inevitably violates it.

  2. “Second of all, how could an actor spend months with a shotgun and not learn muzzle control?”

    Also, as an actor, his very craft teaches him to ignore it. He points guns at other actors all the time. Pulls the trigger, even. I would guess that to an actor, “all guns are toys” likely overrides the “all guns are loaded” concept.

  3. Check out the spare tire on old Rutger! He ought to change his name to Gutger. You want him to exercise muzzle control on stage when he can’t exercise fork control at dinner? I think you’re asking for too much, people.

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