Welcome to Matthias Schoenaerts Network! Your newest and first source dedicated to Belgium actor Matthias Schoenaerts. You may recognize him from his break-out roles in "Loft", "Bullhead", "Blood Ties" or "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.

TIFF 2014 Los Angeles Times Interview

The Los Angeles Times published an in-depth interview with Matthias, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and director Michaël R. Roskam in which they talked about “The Drop“. The interview and photoshoot took place during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. We have added the photoshoot outtakes in our gallery and the full interview in our press archive.

There were dogs on set and dogs in the script, but Tom Hardy felt like the production of “The Drop” could use one more mutt.

The British actor — known for being Bane and Bronson and now, he hopes, Bob, the not-so-simple simpleton in the new crime drama penned by genre master Dennis Lehane — has a hard time saying no to a pooch, or at least something he likes that might make everyone else a little crazy. So when costar Noomi Rapace brought Hardy to an animal shelter near their Brooklyn set to research their roles, the outcome wasn’t really in doubt.

“I knew the minute we walked in there, he’d be walking out with a dog,” Rapace said in her trailer, shortly after the unexpected canine trip.

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Sep 15, 2014
Lindsey

“The Drop” Gallery Additions

We have added additional production still and a social media banner featuring Matthias in our gallery. The movie is currently playing in theaters in the US so be sure to see it if you have the chance.


Sep 13, 2014
Lindsey

TIFF 2014 “The Drop” Portraits

We have added the portraits session Matthias did during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival to promote “The Drop” including a fun one with co-stars Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy and director Michaël R. Roskam.



Sep 10, 2014
Lindsey

First International Trailer for “The Loft”

Vier.be released the first (international) trailer for “The Loft” earlier today. The movie will open the 41st Annual Ghent Film Festival next month and will be released on October 15, 2014 in Belgium. No word yet on the US release date.

Sep 9, 2014
Lindsey

“The Drop” TIFF 2014 Reviews Round-Up

The Drop” premiered during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and the first reviews are coming in. The movie has received good reviews so far and it currently holds a 80% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. While critics do recognize flaws in the movie they all seem to praise the cast’s performance and especially Tom Hardy’s work is getting a lot of praise. We will round-up the reviews in this post.

The Guardian | Paul MacInnes | September 7, 2014) | 3/5 stars
“The energy in the movie comes from Mickey and Bob’s adversaries. Firstly there’s Detective Torres (John Ortiz), a classic Colombo type, always playing innocent with a look of childish bemusement on his face. Secondly, and lifting the drama whenever he appears, is Matthias Schoenaerts’s Eric Deeds. Roski’s lead in Bullhead (and subsequently the breakout star of Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone) Schoenaerts fills Deeds to the brim with moxy. Every time he appears, usually to confront Bob, usually about a dog, there’s a sense that anything could happen; most likely violence, but perhaps a theatrical flourish with an umbrella. Simply speaking, Eric Deeds is the Joker in a shell suit.”

Sep 8, 2014
Lindsey

“The Drop” TIFF 2014 Additions

We continue covering Matthias promoting “The Drop” during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival with a lot of additional images. We also replaced previous files with better quality so all our images are now in high quality. A special thanks to our friend Luciana from Jessica Chastain Network and Jake Gyllenhaal Fan for helping out.


Sep 7, 2014
Lindsey

“The Drop” TIFF 2014 Press Conference + Photocall

Matthias and his co-stars Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy, writer Dennis Lehane, and director Michaël R. Roskam attended the photocall and press conference for “The Drop” yesterday during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. You can watch the entire press conference on the official TIFF youtube channel.


Sep 7, 2014
Lindsey
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