Matthias Schoenaerts is also known for his work as a graffiti artist.In addition to his work as an actor and producer. Since then, he’s been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his work in Daens (1992).
In addition to his work as Filip (Loft 2008), Jacky (Bullhead 2011) and Ali (Rust and Bone 2012), for which he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor, he has also appeared as Eric Deeds (The Drop 2014), Bruno von Falk (Suite Française 2015), Gabriel Oak (Far from the Madding Crowd 2015), Hans Axgil (The Danish Girl 2015), and Uncle Vanya (Red Sparrow 2016). (2018).
Additionally, Schoenaerts’ performances in Disorder (2015), in which he played a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and in The Mustang, where he played a prisoner in charge of teaching a wild horse, both garnered praise (2019).
As a result, he was awarded France’s highest honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honor, in 2015.
Matthias Schoenaerts Early Life
Schoenaerts was born in Antwerp, Flanders, the Flemish speaking part of Belgium. his mother was a costume designer and translator, and his father an actor named Julien Schoenaerts (1925-2006). Bruno Schoenaerts (born 1953), Bruno’s elder half-brother, is a lawyer.
Even though Schoenaerts’ paternal grandmother was from Liège in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium, and even though he spent his first six years of life with his maternal grandparents in Brussels, he is descended from Flemish stock via his father.
A native of the Netherlands. Schoenaerts is multilingual. He picked up the language by viewing movies set in the United States.Antoine de Saint-The Exupéry’s Little Prince was performed on stage in 1987, when he was only nine years old, with his father as the director.The play’s costume designer was Dominique, his father’s mother.
Using the moniker “Zenith, he collaborated with the Bronx graffiti group TATS CRU while still in high school.There are a few films of Schoenaerts doing graffiti in Belgium that may be seen on YouTube.
Schoenaerts was on the books of Belgian side Beerschot AC to play professional soccer, but he quit up when he was 16 years old.Previously, Schoenaerts declared that he was an FC Barcelona supporter.
Matthias Schoenaerts Other projects
Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 featured Schoenaerts as the face of the campaign.
A boyhood buddy of his, Franky van Hove, became an MMA fighter after losing a leg in a motorcycle accident.Post-production on the film is now underway.
The Hakuna Castings
The casting agency Hakuna Casting, a Belgian firm specialising in ethnic minorities, was co-owned by Schoenaerts as of August 24, 2015.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s Black and Felix Van Groeningen’s Belgica are two of the films in which the casting agency has partnered with the filmmakers.