Belgian actors who were born in 1957

Here are 8 famous actors from Belgium were born in 1957:

Herman Brusselmans

Herman Brusselmans (October 9, 1957 Hamme-) also known as Herman Frans Martha Brusselmans is a Belgian author and actor.

He has written more than 80 novels, as well as poetry, plays, and columns for newspapers and magazines. Some of his most famous works include "Het einde van mensen in 1967" ("The End of People in 1967") and "Ex-drummer," which was adapted into a film in 2007. Brusselmans has won several literary awards in the Netherlands and Belgium, and his writing is known for its dark humor and controversial themes. In addition to his writing, Brusselmans has also acted in several films and television shows, mostly in supporting roles. He is a well-known figure in Belgian and Dutch culture, and his work has been widely translated into other languages.

Dominique Deruddere

Dominique Deruddere (June 15, 1957 Turnhout-) also known as Dominique Dereddere is a Belgian film director, cinematographer, actor, film producer and screenwriter.

He was born in Turnhout, Belgium in 1957 and began his career in the film industry in the 1980s. Deruddere's films often explore themes of love, loss, and identity, and he is known for his visually stunning cinematography.

One of his most acclaimed films is "Everybody's Famous!" (2000), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film tells the story of a father who kidnaps a famous singer in order to get his daughter a recording contract.

Deruddere has also directed several other successful films, including "Wait Until Spring, Bandini" (1989), "Suite 16" (1994), and "The Wedding Party" (2010).

In addition to his work as a director, Deruddere has also worked as a cinematographer, screenwriter, and actor. He has received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including a Golden Globe nomination for "Everybody's Famous!" and a Best Director award at the Montreal World Film Festival for "The Wedding Party".

Jaco Van Dormael

Jaco Van Dormael (February 9, 1957 Ixelles-) is a Belgian film director, screenwriter, playwright, film producer, cinematographer and actor. He has two children, Alice Van Dormael and Juliette Van Dormael.

Van Dormael began his career in theatre, writing and directing productions for several Belgian companies. In 1991, he made his feature film debut with "Toto le Héros," which won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and earned him international recognition. He followed up with "The Eighth Day," which won the Best Director Award at Cannes in 1996.

Van Dormael's other notable films include "Mr. Nobody" (2009), a science fiction drama starring Jared Leto, and "The Brand New Testament" (2015), a satirical comedy about God living in Brussels. He has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including several César Awards and an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Aside from his work in film, Van Dormael is also a respected playwright and stage director who has collaborated with several major theatre companies in Europe. He is known for his surrealist style and his exploration of themes such as memory, identity, and the human condition.

Serge Larivière

Serge Larivière (December 12, 1957 Belgium-) a.k.a. Serge Lariviere is a Belgian actor.

Serge Larivière gained popularity in the 1980s for his roles in various French-language films and television shows. He has worked alongside renowned Belgian directors such as Chantal Akerman and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. Apart from acting, Larivière has also ventured into directing, producing, and screenwriting. In 2005, he made his directorial debut with the film "Je suis un écrivain japonais" (I am a Japanese Writer), which won critical acclaim. Larivière is considered a versatile actor and has played a wide range of characters throughout his career. Some of his notable film credits include "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles," "Rosetta," and "La Promesse."

Luk Perceval

Luk Perceval (May 30, 1957 Lommel-) is a Belgian actor, television director, screenwriter and theatre director. His child is called Jeroen Perceval.

Throughout his career, Luk Perceval has worked on numerous notable productions both in Belgium and internationally. He has directed plays such as "The Misanthrope", "Macbeth", and "Hamlet", among many others. He is known for his modern and innovative approach to classic works of theatre.

In addition to his work in theatre, Perceval has also directed several films and television series. His feature film debut "Die Fremde" premiered to critical acclaim at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, and he went on to direct several other films including "The Only One" and "Montenegro". He has also directed episodes of acclaimed television series like "14 - Diaries of the Great War" and "Cordon".

Perceval has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious Dutch-language theatre award the Louis d'Or in 2005. He has been praised for his contributions to modern theatre and is widely regarded as one of Belgium's most influential theatre directors.

Gilles Verlant

Gilles Verlant (June 11, 1957 Brussels-September 20, 2013 France) was a Belgian journalist and actor.

He was known for his contributions to the music industry and his extensive knowledge of rock music. Verlant wrote several biographies of prominent musicians such as Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, and Johnny Hallyday. He also worked as a music critic and radio host, and appeared in several French films as an actor. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Verlant was a passionate collector of vintage motorcycles and contributed to several publications on the subject. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 56.

Steph Baeyens

Steph Baeyens (September 12, 1957 Korbeek-Lo-) otherwise known as Stéphane Baeyens is a Belgian actor.

He started his acting career in the 1980s and is known for his versatile acting skills. He has worked in various French and Belgian films and television shows. Baeyens has also written several plays and screenplays, which have gained critical acclaim. He has acted in a number of theatre productions and has won several awards for his performances. Baeyens is known for his distinctive voice and has worked as a voice-over artist for various documentaries and commercials. He is considered one of the most versatile actors in Belgium and has inspired many young actors with his work. Apart from acting, Baeyens is interested in music and he plays the guitar and the piano.

Lucas Vandervost

Lucas Vandervost (December 9, 1957-) a.k.a. Lucas van der Vorst is a Belgian actor.

He is best known for his work in the theater, both as an actor and a director. Vandervost has been a member of the Antwerp-based theater company Het Toneelhuis since 1988, where he has performed in a wide variety of productions. In addition to his work on stage, Vandervost has also appeared in a number of films and television series, including "The Misfortunates" and "Quiz Me Quick." He has won several awards for his acting, including the Flemish Culture Prize for Performing Arts in 2006. Vandervost is also a writer, and has published several plays and novels.

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