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Matthias Schoenaerts is a Belgium actor. He is best known for his roles in "Loft" (2008), "Bullhead" (2011) and "Rust and Bone" (2012). He can next be seen in "Suite Française" & "A Little Chaos".

Matthias Schoenaerts is a Belgium actor. He is best known for his roles in “Loft” (2008), “Bullhead” (2011) and “Rust and Bone” (2012).

Full name: Matthias Schoenaerts
Date of Birth: December 8, 1977
Place of Birth: Antwerpen, Belgium
Occupation: Actor, Producer
Parents: Dominique Wiche (mother) & Julien Schoenaerts (father)
Education: Academy of Dramatic Arts
Residence: Antwerpen, Belgium

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerpen, Belgium. His father, Julien Schoenaerts is an actor and his mother is Dominique Wiche. Matthias made his acting debut when he was 15 years old alongside his father in “Daens” (1992). The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He attended film school in Belgium but was expelled for poor attendance in his second year. When he was 21 he enrolled at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Antwerp and graduated in 2003. He already made guest appearances in television series and short films while still attending the Academy of Dramatic Arts.

In the following years Matthias got cast in several short films and played a supporting role in Paul Verhouven’s “Black book” (2006) and also landed his first starring role in “Dennis van Rita” (2006). His break-out role in his home country Belgium was “Loft” (2008). The movie was a box office hit in Belgium and became the top-grossing Flemish film of all time. Matthias is expected to reprise his role of Filip in the American remake of the movie “The Loft” (2014) which will be released in 2014.

Matthias committed to “Bullhead” (2011) in 2005 but it took first-time director Roskam several years to secure financing. The movie earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012 and Matthias received critical acclaim for hi portrayal of Jacky Vanmarsenille. Matthias starred opposite Marion Cotillard in Jacques Audiard’s De rouille et d’os/Rust and Bone (2012). The movie premiered during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was very well received. He won a César Award for Most Promising Actor.

Matthias starred in Guillaume Canet directorial debut in Hollywood: Blood Ties (2013) and he has an impressive upcoming slate in 2014 and 2015. He will co-star opposite Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in “The Drop” (2014). Star alongside Kate Winslet in “A Little Chaos” (2014) and alongside Michelle Williams in “Suite Française” (2014). He will also star opposide Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, and Tom Sturridge in “Far from the Madding Crowd” (2015). “A Bigger Splash” (TBA) is currently in production and Matthias will co-star alongside Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes and currently also attached to star in Janus Metz Pedersen’s “Galveston” and is rumored to be attached to the still untitled Florent-Emilio Siri mini-series.

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Current Projects
Lewis and Clark (2016)
Matthias as William Clark
Writer: Stephen Ambrose (Novel)
Genre: History
Status: Pre-Production
Release: TBA 2016
HBO min-series of American explorers Lewis and Clarke as they lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean in 1803.

The Danish Girl (2016)
Matthias as Unknown
Director: Tom Hooper
Genre: Drama/Biography
Status: Filming
Release: TBA 2016
Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife with ddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander

A Bigger Splash (2015)
Matthias as Unknown
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Genre: Drama
Status: Post-Production
Release: TBA 2015
In Italy, an American couple, Marianne and Paul, spend their vacation in a villa near St.-Tropez. Marianne invites former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter, Penelope to stay.

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Matthias as Gabriel Oak
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Genre: Drama
Status: Completed
Release: May 1, 2015
A beautiful young woman maintains relationships with three very different men. Currently in post-production.

Maryland (2015)
Matthias as Vincent
Director: Alice Winocour
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Status: Post-Production
Release: TBA 2015
The film tracks an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town.

Suite Française (2014)
Matthias as Bruno von Falk
Director: Saul Dibb
Genre: Drama
Status: Waiting for release
Release: March 13, 2015 (UK)
A story centered around a romance between a French villager and a German soldier during the early years of the German occupation of France.

A Little Chaos (2014)
Matthias as Andrè Le Notre
Director: Alan Rickman
Genre: Drama
Status: Waiting for release
Release: April 17, 2015 (UK)
A female landscape-gardener is awarded the esteemed assignment to construct the grand gardens at Versaillers, a gilt-edged position which thrusts her to the very centre of the court of King Louis XIV.

Rumored Projects/In Development
  • Galveston (TBA)
  • The Faithful (TBA)
  • Untitled Florent-Emilio Siri mini-series (TBA)
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    Released Projects
    The Loft (2014)
    Matthias as Filip
    Director: Erik Van Looy
    Genre: Thriller
    Status: Now Playing
    Release: January 30, 2015
    Five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs begin to question one another after the murdered body of an unknown young woman is found in the property.

    The Drop (2014)
    Matthias as Eric
    Director: Michaël R. Roskam
    Genre: Crime
    Status: On DVD/Blu-Ray
    Release: September 12, 2014
    Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

    Other Projects
    Louis Vuitton Menswear (2014)
    Matthias as Model/spokesperson
    Photographer: Mikael Jansson
    Release: Spring/Summer 2014

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