There is little doubt that Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts’ star is presently on the Hollywood rise fast track. But it’s hardly an overnight phenom. Schoenaerts has been garnering attention since his first film role in Daens at the tender age of 15 – a film which received an OSCAR nomination. Most recently, and at the ripe age of 35, Schoenaerts received a bevy of attention during the Cannes Film Festival 2012 ceremonies on the French Riviera alongside Marion Cotillard for their film De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone.)
All eyes were devouring his well suited frame! Ourselves included – if only via all the coverage.
So what happens to a strapping piece of hotness after being the Cannes darling? You bring your fine ass to the good ole US of A and rejoin your OSCAR winning costar – and her long-time common-law husband Guillaume Canet – to film a new role in Blood Ties, alongside Zoe Saldana, James Caan, Mila Kunis and Clive Owen!
Not a bad follow up, we think.
We stopped by the UWS NYC set of the Canet directed film and felt a tickle when we spotted the tall handsome man coming down the street. At the onset, we knew not who he was as he was in costume and wearing a hoodie. (Sue us!)
But low and behold, we soon discovered his identity and made the connection with a series of images from a Cannes photo-call not that many weeks ago.
And as our heart skipped a beat at all the yumness parading by us, we were thrilled to experience his good natured-ness. Schoenaerts even took the time to accommodate a lone fans request for a photo. (Take a lesson Billy Crudup!)