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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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Rust and Bone
Rust and Bone Alain van Versch
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl Hans Axgil
Rundskop Jacky Vanmarsenille
The Drop
The Drop Eric Deeds


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 2018 Kursk (post-production)
Mikhail Kalekov
 2018 Mustang (post-production)
Roman Coleman
 2018 Radegund (post-production)
  Lewis and Clark (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
William Clark
- Episode #1.4 ... William Clark
- Episode #1.5 ... William Clark
- Episode #1.3 ... William Clark
- Episode #1.6 ... William Clark
- Episode #1.2 ... William Clark
 2018 Red Sparrow
Vanya Egorov
 2017 Racer and the Jailbird
Gigi Vanoirbeek
 2017 Our Souls at Night
 2015 A Bigger Splash
Paul De Smedt
 2015 The Danish Girl
Hans Axgil
 2015 Maryland
 2015 Far from the Madding Crowd
Gabriel Oak
 2014 Suite Française
Lieutenant Bruno von Falk
 2014 The Loft
Philip Trauner
 2014 A Little Chaos
André Le Notre
 2014 The Drop
Eric Deeds
 2013/I Blood Ties
 2012 Death of a Shadow (Short)
Nathan Rijckx
 2012 Rust and Bone
Alain van Versch
 2011 De bende van Oss
Ties van Heesch
 2011 De president
 2011 Rundskop
Jacky Vanmarsenille
 2010 Injury Time (Short)
Van Dessel
 2010/I Pulsar
Samuel Verbist
 2010 La meute
Le Gothique en toc
 2009 Los zand (TV Series)
Vincent Vandeweghe
- Episode #1.13 (2009) ... Vincent Vandeweghe
- Episode #1.12 (2009) ... Vincent Vandeweghe
- Episode #1.11 (2009) ... Vincent Vandeweghe
- Episode #1.10 (2009) ... Vincent Vandeweghe
- Episode #1.9 (2009) ... Vincent Vandeweghe
 2009 My Queen Karo
 2008-2009 De smaak van De Keyser (TV Series)
Alfred Lenaerts
- Episode #1.10 (2009) ... Alfred Lenaerts
- Episode #1.9 (2009) ... Alfred Lenaerts
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... Alfred Lenaerts
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... Alfred Lenaerts
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Alfred Lenaerts
 2009 Afterday (Short)
 2008/I Loft
Filip Willems
 2008 Tunnelrat (Short)
John Atkins
 2008 Linkeroever
 2007 Nadine
 2007 De muze
 2006 Black Book
 2006 Dennis van Rita
 2006 Retour (Short)
 2005 The One Thing to Do (Short)
Edward Monskii
 2005 Het einde van de rit (Short)
 2005/II Exit (Short)
 2005 Daughter (Short)
 2005/I Another Day (Short)
 2004 Gender (Short)
 2004 Ellektra
DJ Cosmonaut X
 2004 A Message from Outer Space (Short)
 2003 Any Way the Wind Blows
 2003 Zien (Short)
 2002 De blauwe roos (Short)
 2002 Meisje
 2002 Stille waters (TV Series)
- 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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[De Morgen, February 2016] I'm not insensitive to female beauty. But I don't have to explain that certain beauties have the effect of a sleeping pill after 10 minutes. Because, of course, I meet people, who try to make me understand hysterically that I need them. People who like to stick to me. I can rather quickly distinguish the vampire from the butterflies. And furthermore I am better alone ... See more »


Was offered the lead role in François Ozon's Une nouvelle amie (2014), but declined due to scheduling conflicts with Far from the Madding Crowd (2015). Romain Duris was cast instead and was nominated for a César award. See more »


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 »


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