'A Little Chaos's Tousled Love Interest Matthias Schoenaerts... 10 Things You Need To Know About Hollywood's Latest Favourite

17/04/2015 07:00 | Updated 17 April 2015

Who is Matthias Schoenaerts? we hear you cry.

Even for those who haven't yet discovered him, this name will soon be dripping off your tongues, with the Belgian actor enjoying his current status of Hollywood's hot new thing. It's not a tag lightly earned - Matthias has been working his socks off since he came to prominence opposite Marion Cotillard in 'Rust and Bone', and this week he appears as Kate Winslet's tousled love interest in Alan Rickman's 'A Little Chaos'. And that's just before he rocks up as one part of a love quartet Gabriel Oak in the fresh adaptation of 'Far From The Madding Crowd'.

Need further proof of his celestial rise? Here are 10 more factoids of Matthias minutiae for you to wheel out at dinner parties...

  • Matthias was born in Antwerp, Belgium.
  • He made his acting debut at age 15 alongside his father (actor Julien Schoenaerts) in the Oscar nominated Belgian film Daens (1992).
  • He was chosen as the face of Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2014.
  • Matthias's career has been accelerated by his ease with language - he can speak Dutch, French and English. Here he is collecting his French Cesar Award for Best Newcomer for 'Rust and Bone'.
  • He was the first cover star of the French Elle Man.
  • Matthias has starred alongside some of Hollywood’s most desirable leading ladies - Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone), Michelle Williams (Suite Française) Carey Mulligan (Far From the Madding Crowd), Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash) and Kate Winslet (A Little Chaos)
  • His last name is reportedly pronounced “SCONE-arts” (and that's his girlfriend Alexandra, just in case you were wondering...)
  • He is currently filming the hotly-anticipated 'The Danish Girl' alongside Eddie Redmayne and director Tom Hooper, hence this picture of him on a beach.
  • HBO have just greenlit 'Lewis and Clark' a story of two American explorers who lead a voyage up the Missouri River, with Matthias penned to take a title role alongside Casey Affleck.
  • Matthias is starring in several costume dramas this year - his next, 'A Little Chaos' sees him star alongside Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman. Matthias has said he was “…honoured to be offered a part in a film exploring emotions with sincerity".

'A Little Chaos' is in UK cinemas from this Friday 17 April. Watch Matthias in our Exclusive Clip below...


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