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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)
Bullhead
Bullhead Jacky Vanmarsenille
(2011)
Far from the Madding Crowd
(2015)

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 2017 Our Souls at Night (filming)
Gene
 2017 The Racer and the Jailbird (post-production)
Gigi Vanoirbeek
 2015 Disorder
Vincent
 2013/I Blood Ties
Scarfo
 2011 De president
Boyko
 2010 Injury Time (Short)
Van Dessel
 2010 The Pack
Le Gothique en toc
 2009 Afterday (Short)
Jef
 2008/I Loft
Filip Willems
 2008 Tunnelrat (Short)
John Atkins
 2008 Left Bank
Bob
 2007 Nadine
Cornee
 2007 The Muse
 2006 Black Book
Joop
 2006 Retour (Short)
Maxime
 2005 The End of the Ride (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 The Blue Rose (Short)
Minnaar
 2002 Girl
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 and His Lion (Dutch version, voice)
 1992 Daens
Wannes Scholliers
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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 | 21 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being a Hollywood man of the moment, with a string of movies on the docket - The New York Times, 2013] It's been exciting, but at some point it drives me nuts. I haven't been here [in Antwerp] a lot this year. Next year I want to do two projects and not more. Four or five a year starts feeling like a grab-the-money-and-run show. See more »

Trivia:

Was considered by director José Padilha for the lead role of RoboCop (2014), but he dropped out because he thought that he wasn't prepared for a big movie like that yet. The part went to Joel Kinnaman. There's a scene in Rust and Bone (2012) in which Schoenaerts' character nicknames Marion Cotillard's character "RoboCop". Schoenaerts also worked with Paul Verhoeven, the director of the original ... See more »

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Polyglotism See more »

Nickname:

Zenith See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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