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".
Matthias attended the “Suite Française” world premiere in Paris yesterday alongside his co-stars Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lambert Wilson, director Saul Dibb, and producer Harvey Weinstein. We have added the high quality images of Matthias during the premiere in our gallery. Thanks to our friend Luciana for her donations!
With the U.K. release being set on Friday (March 13) the first reviews are getting released for Matthias upcoming movie “Suite Française“. Matthias stars alongside Michelle Williams in the Irène Némirovsky adaptation. We will round-up the reviews in this post. The movie is getting good reviews so far:
“The leads play things ingenuously straight, summoning genuine heat in the characters’ fleeting moments of physical interlocking. Williams, among the most intelligently intuitive actresses of her generation, imbues Lucile with a fragile, thoughtful reserve that never comes off as wan. She’s ideally matched by rising Belgian star Schoenaerts, who continues to demonstrate his versatility with each of his English-language assignments: He’s as dashingly refined here as he was viscerally brooding in his breakout roles in “Rust and Bone” and “Bullhead.” Channeling something of the young Fredric March in his graceful demeanor and delivery, he maps out Bruno’s internal conflicts with poignant economy.”
-Guy Lodge, Variety
Matthias is featured on this week’s Telegraph Magazine (UK) cover. We have added the cover and the first outtakes in our gallery. The in-depth interview can be found in our press archive and an excerpt below.
I don’t like to be cautious.’ Matthias Schoenaerts leans forward in his chair, his voice rising. ‘I think cautious is boring. I want to be passionate. I want to just throw myself into something. I want to be bad. I want to be good. I want to work like Jackson Pollock made a painting.’
Schoenaerts has been called the Belgian Brando – and the roll of his eyes and his snort of dismissal when you mention it warns you not to get him started on that. But you can see why. The physical presence, the simmering intensity, the spooling thought processes…
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Variety is reporting that Focus Features has set a limited release on November 27, 2015 for Matthias’ upcoming movie “The Danish Girl” in the U.S.
The film will open in exclusive engagements in New York and Los Angeles.
“The Danish Girl” is based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe, one of the first-known recipients of transgender surgery. The story is set in 1920s Copenhagen.
Producers are Gail Mutrux through her Pretty Pictures production company, Anne Harrison through her Harrison Productions, Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Hooper. Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts also star.
Edward Norton stopped by the Conan show to promote one of his projects and he discussed the “Lewis & Clark” mini series as well. You can watch the segment below. He also briefly mentions Matthias.
MEW is reporting that the series will film in Montana & Vancouver, Canada. Production is expected to start this summer.
Lionsgate UK release the second trailer for “A Little Chaos” earlier this week. We have added the trailer in our video archive and high definition screencaptures of the new scenes in our gallery.
Madame Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet) is an unlikely candidate for landscape architect of the still‐to-be-completed Palace of Versailles. She has little time for the classical, ordered designs of the man who hires her, the famous architect Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts). However, as she works on her creation, she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Le Nôtre and forced to negotiate the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). But Sabine is made of strong stuff; her honesty and compassion help her to overcome both the challenges of her newfound popularity, and an unspeakable tragedy from her past, to win the favour of the Sun King and the heart of Le Nôtre.
Variety is reporting that Fox Searchlight acquired “A Bigger Splash“. The movie is expected to be released this year.
Fox Searchlight has acquired U.S. rights to director Luca Guadagnino’s thriller “A Bigger Splash” starring Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson.
StudioCanal, who financed the film, will distribute overseas in France, UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and is handling international sales.
“A Bigger Splash” will hit theaters later this year.
Written by David Kajganich, story revolves around a high profile couple– a famous rock star and a filmmaker (Schoenaerts and Swinton), who get an unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Fiennes and Johnson) – creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and ultimate danger for everyone involved.
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.
Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife with ddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander
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.
A beautiful young woman maintains relationships with three very different men. Currently in post-production.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.