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MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS is a Flemish actor well-known in Belgium.

He started to act on stage when he was a child playing opposite his father Julien Schoenaerts in The Little Prince. And at 15, he made his screen debut in the Oscar-nominated Daens (Stijn Coninx).

In 2002, after finishing the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Antwerp, he has performed in a number of stage productions and has starred also a number of award-winning shorts and feature movies such as Any Way The Wind Blows (Tom Barman) and My Queen Karo (Dorothee Van Den Berghe).

His acclaimed lead performance in director Michael Roskam's Bullhead (Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film, 2012) brought him international renown. For that performance, he won the FIPRESCI Award for Best Actor at Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Award of Best Actor at Austin Fantasctic Fest and The Acting Award Prize at the AFI, among others.

In addition to his starring role in Rust and Bone, 2012 saw Schoenaerts contributing lead performances to two American thrillers: Loft, directed by Eric Van Looy, and Blood Ties, directed by Guillaume Canet (to be released in 2013).

2013 BLOOD TIES by Guillaume Canet
2012 RUST AND BONE by Jacques Audiard
2012 LOFT (US Remake) by Erik Van Looy
2012 BULLHEAD by Michael R. Roskam
2011 DE BENDE VAN OSS by Andre Van Duren
2010 PULSAR by Alex Stockmann
2009 LOFT by Erik Van Looy
2009 MY QUEEN KARO by Dorothee Van Den Berghe
2008 LEFT BANK by Pieter Van Hees
2007 DE MUZE by Ben Van Lieshout
2007 NADINE by Erik De Bruyn
2006 BLACK BOOK by Paul Verhoeven
2004 ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS by Tom Barman
2002 MEISJE by Dorothee Van Den Berghe


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