Matthias Schoenaerts

Matthias Schoenaerts

Highest Rated: 95% The Mustang (2019)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Loft (2014)

Birthday: Dec 08, 1977

Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Though he came to prominence playing menacing brutes in "Bullhead" (2011) and "Rust and Bone" (2012), the ruggedly handsome Matthias Schoenaerts was more than what met the eye. The son of Flemish actor and artist Julien Schoenaerts, Schoenaerts showed an interest in performance early, appearing in his first film, the Oscar-nominated "Daens" (1992), at age 15. After cutting his teeth in short films and guest roles on popular Belgian television series, he landed his first lead role in the Belgian film, "Love Belongs to Everyone" (2006), in which he played a mentally-challenged ex-convict. But it was his role as an intelligent and manipulative womanizer in "Loft" (2008) - the highest-grossing Flemish film - that made him a star in his homeland. Schoenaerts brought his intensely focused talent to the attention of the world at large with an amazing cinematic one-two punch: his physically transformative role as a cattle farmer undone by his ties to the illegal hormone trade in the Oscar-nominated "Bullhead" (2011), and his deeply empathetic performance in the tragic romance "Rust and Bone" (2012) opposite Marion Cotillard. With his unusual combination of formal training, physical stature, and brooding good looks, the charismatic Matthias Schoenaerts became one of Hollywood's favorite Belgian imports.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 70% The Old Guard Booker (Character) - 2020
81% 72% A Hidden Life Herder (Character) $1.7M 2019
95% 75% The Mustang Roman Coleman (Character) $5M 2019
45% 49% Red Sparrow Ivan Egorov (Character) $46.7M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frères ennemis Manuel Marco (Character) - 2018
69% 55% The Command Mikhail Averin (Character) - 2018
88% 75% Our Souls at Night Gene (Character) - 2017
36% 46% Racer and the Jailbird Gigi Vanoirbeek (Character) $22.6K 2017
67% 72% The Danish Girl Hans Axgil (Character) $11.1M 2015
90% 58% A Bigger Splash Paul De Smedt (Character) $2M 2015
72% 52% Disorder Vincent Loreau (Character) $39.7K 2015
84% 75% Far From the Madding Crowd Gabriel Oak (Character) $12.1M 2015
76% 69% Suite Française Bruno von Falk (Character) - 2014
89% 76% The Drop Eric Deeds (Character) $10.7M 2014
14% 37% The Loft Philip Williams (Character) $6M 2014
48% 49% A Little Chaos Andre Le Notre (Character) $551.6K 2014
52% 39% Blood Ties Scarfo (Character) $41.2K 2013
No Score Yet 94% Death of a Shadow Nathan (Character) - 2012
82% 80% Rust and Bone Ali (Character) $2.1M 2012
87% 80% Bullhead Jacky Vanmarsenille (Character) $118.1K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gang of Oss Ties van Heesch (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 20% Pulsar Samuel Verbist (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pack Le Gothique en toc (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Injury Time Van Dessel (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 57% My Queen Karo Raven (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tunnelrat John Atkins (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 79% Loft Filip Willems (Character) - 2008
83% 40% Left Bank Bob (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Muse Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Retour Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 36% Dennis van Rita Dennis (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The One Thing to Do Edward Monskii (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Message From Outer Space Frits (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Any Way the Wind Blows Chouki (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 50% Meisje Oscar (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sound of Philadelphia Peter (Character) - 0

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015

QUOTES FROM Matthias Schoenaerts CHARACTERS

Hans Axgil says: I've only liked a handful of people in my life, and you've been two of them.

Gabriel Oak says: I'm not going to tell stories just to please you. You can be sure of that.

Gabriel Oak says: One day, I will leave you, you can be sure of that.

Ali says: In a human hand there are 27 bones. Some apes have more. A gorilla has 32, five in each thumb. A human has 27. If you break an arm or a leg, the bone grows back together by calcification. It will be stronger than before. If you break a bone in your hand, it will never recover completely. Before every fight, you'll think. In each slap, you'll think. You'll be careful. But at some point... the pain will come back. Like needles. Like glass splinters.

Ali says: In a human hand there are 27 bones. Some apes have more. A gorilla has 32, five in each thumb. A human has 27. If you break an arm or a leg, the bone grows back together by calcification. It will be stronger than before. If you break a bone in your hand, it will never recover completely. Before every fight, you'll think. In each slap, you'll think. You'll be careful. But at some point the pain will come back. Like needles. Like glass splinters.

Jacky Vanmarsenille says: You don't have any balls!