Matthias Schoenaerts

Though he came to prominence playing barely articulate brutes in "Bullhead" (2011) and "Rust and Bone" (2012), the ruggedly handsome Matthias Schoenaerts was more than what met the eye. The son of Flemish actor and ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1977 in Antwerp, , BE

Filmography

Actor (22)

Far From the Madding Crowd 2015 (Movie)

Gabriel Oak (Actor)

Galveston 2015 (Movie)

Roy "Big Country" Cady (Actor)

Suite Francaise 2015 (Movie)

Bruno von Falk (Actor)

The Loft 2015 (Movie)

Philip Trauner (Actor)

A Bigger Splash 2014 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Alive Alone 2014 (Movie)

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Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

Scarfo (Actor)

The Drop 2014 (Movie)

Eric Deeds (Actor)

A Little Chaos 2013 (Movie)

André Le Notre (Actor)

Bullhead 2012 (Movie)

Jacky Vanmarsenille (Actor)

Rust and Bone 2012 (Movie)

Ali (Actor)

De Bende van Oss 2011 (Movie)

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De President 2011 (Movie)

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My Queen Karo 2009 (Movie)

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Pulsar 2009 (Movie)

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Linkeroever 2008 (Movie)

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Loft 2008 (Movie)

Filip Willems (Actor)

Black Book 2007 (Movie)

Joop (Actor)

Dennis van Rita 2006 (Movie)

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The Muse 2006 (Movie)

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Any Way the Wind Blows 2003 (Movie)

Chouki (Actor)

Girl 2001 (Movie)

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Biography

Though he came to prominence playing barely articulate brutes in "Bullhead" (2011) and "Rust and Bone" (2012), the ruggedly handsome Matthias Schoenaerts was more than what met the eye. The son of Flemish actor and artist Julien Schoenaerts, Schoenaerts showed an interest in performance early, appearing in his first film, the Oscar-nominated "Daens" (1992), at age 15. After cutting his teeth in short films and guest roles on popular Belgian television series, he landed his first lead role in the Belgian film, "Love Belongs to Everyone" (2006), in which he played a mentally-challenged ex-convict. But it was his role as an intelligent and manipulative womanizer in "Loft" (2008) - the highest-grossing Flemish film - that made him a star in his homeland. Schoenaerts brought his intensely focused talent to the attention of the world at large with an amazing cinematic one-two punch: his physically transformative role as a cattle farmer undone by his ties to the illegal hormone trade in the Oscar-nominated "Bullhead" (2011), and his deeply empathetic performance in the tragic romance "Rust and Bone" (2012) opposite Marion Cotillard. With his unusual combination of formal training, physical stature, and brooding good looks, the charismatic Matthias Schoenaerts became one of Hollywood's favorite Belgian imports.

Milestones

2012

Co-starred opposite Marion Cotillard in "Rust and Bone"

2011

Starred in the Oscar nominated Belgian film "Bullhead"

2001

TV series debut, the Belgian action drama "Flikken"

1992

Made feature debut in "Daens"; film received Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

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