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Welcome to Matthias Schoenaerts Network! Your newest and first source dedicated to Belgium actor Matthias Schoenaerts. You might know him from "Rust and Bone" for which he won a César Award for Most Promising Actor. Our aim is to provide fans around the world an up-to-date and comprehensive source for Mr. Schoenaerts with the latest news, high quality photos and in-depth information.
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".
May 16th, 2015   Gallery Comments Off on Cannes Film Festival – Kering Talks Women In Motion

Matthias attended a special Women In Motion Talk alongside actress Salma Hayek during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. The first high quality images are added in our gallery.

May 16th, 2015   Gallery, Maryland Comments Off on Cannes Film Festival – “Maryland” (Disorder) Photocall

Matthias is currently in Cannes for the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival. His upcoming movie with Diane Kruger has been selected for the festival as part of the Un Certain Regard selection. The first high quality images of Matthias during the photocall have been added in our gallery. We expect lots of additions later on and be sure to come back later for more coverage of the film festival.

May 16th, 2015   Gallery, The Drop 1 Comment

Matthias is featured in the current issue of Interview Magazine and his interview was done by his “The Drop” co-star and friend Tom Hardy. We have added the photoshoot in our gallery and you can find the interview below.

Every now and then an actor comes along who reminds us of the way movie stars used to be. In the case of Matthias Schoenaerts, who’s registered regular comparisons to Marlon Brando due to his earthy masculinity and brutish physical charisma, it might have something to do with his self-professed focus on just one thing—the work, rather than the trappings of the Hollywood fame game. There are echoes of the brooding old guard in the way Schoenaerts ekes out the truth in his performances. And perhaps it’s that quality, in addition to his rakish, athletic good looks, that has turned the Belgian export from a European cinema fixture to a Tinseltown-worthy leading man in the space of just a few years, and has made us most excited for what’s to come.

Born in Antwerp, Schoenaerts, now 37, was obsessed with soccer and graffiti as a teenager. He made his screen debut in a bit part alongside his father, actor Julien Schoenaerts, in the period drama Daens (1992). And, after starring in a succession of Belgian films, including Loft (2008), the highest-grossing Flemish movie of all time, Schoenaerts broke through to Stateside audiences with two notably visceral performances in 2012. He bulked up to obscene proportions to play a steroid-addicted cattle farmer in Michaël R. Roskam’s Oscar-nominated Bullhead, and hit the gym and the junk food once more to play Ali, a single father and mixed-martial-arts fighter gone to seed on the Côte D’Azur, in Jacques Audiard’s art-house sensation Rust and Bone.

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May 7th, 2015   Maryland, Movie News Comments Off on 2015 Cannes Schedule

The official schedule for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival has been announced earlier today. Matthias’ upcoming movie “Maryland“, previously “Close Protection“, will have it’s premiere screening on May 16th. The current reported running time is 1h41. No word yet if Matthias will attend the premiere. The festival runs from May 13-24 and be sure to head over to the official website for more information.

May 3rd, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery Comments Off on 2015 Events Additions

We added a new batch with additional high quality images of some recent events Matthias attended to promote the release of “Suite Française” and “Far From The Madding Crowd“.

May 2nd, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery, Maryland Comments Off on New “Maryland” Stills

The French distributor released additional stills of “Maryland” earlier this week including 3 featuring Matthias. We have added the stills in our gallery. The movie is selected for the Cannes Film Festival later this month. We also added a few additonal images of “Far From The Madding Crowd“.

May 2nd, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Videos Comments Off on Good Morning America

Matthias and his co-star Carey Mulligan made an appearance on Good Morning America earlier this week to promote “Far From The Madding Crowd“. We have added the interview in our video archive and you can find an official still in our gallery.

April 29th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery, Media Alerts Comments Off on USA Today Interview

Matthias and his co-stars Carey Mulligan sat down with USA Today to promote “Far From The Madding Crowd“. The print edition of the interview appeared in yesterday’s edition (April 28) of USA Today and you can find the scans in our gallery. We also added the first photoshoot outtakes.

Growing up in Belgium, the son of actor Julien Schoenaerts, Matthias Schoenaerts never thought to enter the family business.

He wanted to be a professional soccer player.

So when, exactly, did he realize he could pay rent by acting in films such as 2011’s best foreign language Oscar nominee Bullhead or as a bare-knuckle brawler opposite Marion Cotillard in the heartbreaking 2012 French drama Rust and Bone?

“Yesterday. As we speak,” jokes the actor, 37. “I never dreamed of being an actor. At a certain point, that’s what I wanted to do. Before you know it, you graduate from the Academy of Dramatic Arts. Damn, I’m an actor.”

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April 29th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery Comments Off on “Far From The Madding Crowd” NYC Press Conference

Matthias attended the press conference for “Far From The Madding Crowd” in New York City earlier this week before the red carpet premiere of the movie. The first images have been added in our gallery but we are looking out for better quality and additions!

April 28th, 2015   Far From The Madding Crowd, Gallery Comments Off on “Far From The Madding Crowd” NYC Premiere

Matthias joined his co-stars Carey Mulligan, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen, and director Thomas Vinterberg last night on the premiere for “Far From The Madding Crowd” in New York. The first high quality images have been added in our gallery.

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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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