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Matthias Schoenaerts


Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, his father is actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign ... See full bio »

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Known For

Rust and Bone
Rust and Bone Alain van Versch
(2012)
The Drop
The Drop Eric Deeds
(2014)
Rundskop
Rundskop Jacky Vanmarsenille
(2011)
Far from the Madding Crowd
(2015)

Filmography

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 2017 Red Sparrow (filming)
 2017 Kursk (pre-production)
Mikhail Kalekov
 2017 Racer and the Jailbird (post-production)
Gigi Vanoirbeek
 2017 Radegund (post-production)
Herder
 2015 A Little Chaos: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
André Le Notre (uncredited)
 2015 Maryland
Vincent
 2013/I Blood Ties
Scarfo
 2011 De president
Boyko
 2010 Injury Time (Short)
Van Dessel
 2010 La meute
Le Gothique en toc
 2009 Afterday (Short)
Jef
 2008/I Loft
Filip Willems
 2008 Tunnelrat (Short)
John Atkins
 2008 Linkeroever
Bob
 2007 Nadine
Cornee
 2007 De muze
 2006 Black Book
Joop
 2006 Retour (Short)
Maxime
 2005 Het einde van de rit (Short)
Samuel
 2005/II Exit (Short)
Anthony
 2005 Daughter (Short)
Mattias
 2005/I Another Day (Short)
Man
 2004 Gender (Short)
 2004 Ellektra
DJ Cosmonaut X
 2004 A Message from Outer Space (Short)
Frits
 2003 Any Way the Wind Blows
Chouki
 2003 Zien (Short)
Man
 2002 De blauwe roos (Short)
Minnaar
 2002 Meisje
Oskar
 2002 Stille waters (TV Series)
Rechercheur
- Episode #1.8 (2002) ... Rechercheur
 2002 Waternimf (Short)
 2001 Flikken (TV Series)
Jens Goossens
- Corrupt (2001) ... Jens Goossens
 1999 Tobias Totz und sein Löwe (Dutch version, voice)
 1992 Daens
Wannes Scholliers
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Little Prince - played the title character, directed by his father, Julien Schoenaerts (who also played The Aviator), in Belgium. See more »

Publicity Listings:

18 Interviews | 22 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 38 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think language, for me, it frees me as an actor. I don't know, playing in another language gives me a lot of energy. It's freeing. It's liberating. And it offers you the opportunity to work in France and in the States as well so that's exciting because I think language, that's a sad thing. The National Academy of Dramatic Arts, we don't even learn French or English and that's the only thing I ... See more »

Trivia:

Is often compared to Ryan Gosling. During an interview in 2013, Gosling told that Schoenaerts is an incredible actor and that he hopes he get to work with him. Schoenaerts told Vancouver Sun in 2015 that he's interested in doing a project with Gosling, they also have a friend in common, Nico Leunen. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays characters who are mentally or emotionally unstable (Dennis van Rita (2006), Loft (2008), Rundskop (2011), De Bende van Oss (2011), Blood Ties (2013), The Drop (2014), Maryland (2015), A Bigger Splash (2015)) See more »

Nickname:

Zenith See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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