Schoenaerts at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, May
8 December 1977
Matthias Schoenaerts (Dutch: [ˈmɑtˌjɑs ˈsxunaːrts]; born 8 December 1977) is a Belgian actor. He is the son of actor Julien Schoenaerts. He first starred in Daens. He is widely known for his roles in Loft, Bullhead and Rust and Bone, for the last film he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor.
Life and career 
Schoenaerts was born in Antwerp, Belgium. At the age of 15, Schoenaerts made his film debut in the Oscar-nominated Daens. After finishing the academy of dramatic arts in Antwerp, he featured in several other movies, notably in 2008 when he played the role of Filip in Erik Van Looy's Loft, which became the most successful Flemish film at the Belgian box-office earning over $7,075,161.
In 2011, he starred in Bullhead directed by Michaël R. Roskam, which was a nominee for the best foreign-language Oscar. His performance in the film was well received and won him the FIPRESCI Award for best actor at Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2012. The jury praised the actor’s "superb portrayal of an innocent and sensitive man trapped in a truculent body." He also won the Magritte Award for Best Actor. He currently stars in Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone (De rouille et d'os) alongside Marion Cotillard. The film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Schoenaerts also starred in the Belgian short film Dood van een Schaduw of director Tom Van Avermaet. On 10 January 2013, the short film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
He will reprise his role as Filip in a remake of Loft, The Loft, which will be again directed by Erik Van Looy. He will also star in Wasteland, a film by director Pieter Van Hees, whose shooting is expected to start in the early autumn 2012. He will play alongside Clive Owen, Mila Kunis and again Marion Cotillard in Blood Ties of French director Guillaume Canet set for a 2013 release.
|2001||Flikken||Jens Goossens||TV series
|2002||De blauwe roos||Minnaar||short|
|2002||Stille waters||Rechercheur||TV series
|2003||Any Way the Wind Blows||Chouki|
|2004||Je veux quelque chose et je ne sais pas quoi||Jaap||short|
|2004||A Message from Outer Space||Frits||short|
|2004||Ellektra||DJ Cosmonaut X|
|2005||Einde van de rit||short|
|2005||Une seule chose à faire||short|
|2006||Love Belongs to Everyone||Dennis|
|2008||De smaak van De Keyser||Alfred Lenaerts||TV series
Nominated—Monte-Carlo Television Festival's Golden Nymph for Outstanding Actor - Drama Series
|2009||Los zand||Vincent Vandeweghe||TV series|
|2009||My Queen Karo||Raven|
|2010||The Pack||Le Gothique en toc|
|2010||Injury Time||Van Dessel||short|
|2011||Bullhead||Jacky Vanmarsenille||Austin Fantastic Fest's Next Wave Award for Best Actor
Magritte Award for Best Actor
Palm Springs International Film Festival's FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor
Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Nominated—International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actor
|2011||The Gang of Oss||Ties van Heesch|
|2012||Rust and Bone||Ali||Valladolid International Film Festival's Award for Best Actor
César Award for Most Promising Actor
Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Magritte Award for Best Actor
|2012||Dood van een Schaduw||Nathan Rijckx||short|
|2013||Blood Ties||Anthony Scarfo|
|2013||The Loft||Philip Williams|
|2013||Waste Land||Leo Woeste|
|2014||A Little Chaos||Filming|
- Matthias Schoenarts in IMDB
- "'Loft' breekt record van 'Koko Flanel'". De Standaard (in Dutch). 19 February 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- Van Baelen, Carl (17 May 2011). "Matthias Schoenaerts completes cast of ‘Loft’". TheCelebrityCafe.com. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- Pond, Steve (15 January 2012). "'Starbuck' Wins Top Palm Springs Fest Award". Reuters. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
- "Matthias Schoenaerts Wins Best Actor Palm Springs International Film Festival". Positive Impact Magazine. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
- "Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts - Young Hollywood Interview". Youtube. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- "Marion Cotillard Takes Rust and Bone". ComingSoon.net. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
- Death of a Shadow nominated for Best Live Action Short Oscar
- Interview - César Winner Matthias Schoenaerts talks about Oscar nominated short Death of a Shadow
- Macnab, Geoffrey (19 May 2012). "Matthias Schoenaerts cops to Wasteland". Screen Daily. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- De Becker, Annelies (12 April 2012). "Schoenaerts speelt met Mila Kunis in 'Blood Ties'" (in Dutch). HLN.be. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- Dang, Simon (16 April 2012). "Lili Taylor & 'The Wire' Star Domenick Lombardozzi Join 'Blood Ties'; 'Bullhead' & 'Rust & Bone' Star Matthias Schoenaerts Confirmed". IndieWire. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- César 2013 - Meilleur Espoir Masculin: Matthias Schoenaerts
- Matthias Schoenaerts poses backstage with his Cesar award for best young actor during the Cesar Film Awards 2013 at Theatre du Chatelet
- Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts pose after they arrived to attend the Cesar Film Awards 2013 at Theatre du Chatelet
- Petroff, Rindoff (22 February 2013). "Backstage - Cesar Film Awards 2013". Paris: Durand/Getty Images. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- "The Master, Holy Motors Dominate ICS Award Nominees". icsfilm.org. 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
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