Here are 6 famous actors from Belgium were born in 1959:
Eric Godon (February 7, 1959 Baudour-) is a Belgian actor, film director and screenwriter.
He is best known for his versatility and ability to portray a wide range of characters in films and TV shows. Godon has appeared in over 80 films including "In Bruges", "The Da Vinci Code" and "The Pianist". He has also worked in theatre and has played on some of the most prestigious stages in Europe.
In addition to acting, Godon has directed several films and TV series, including "The Jacques Brel Experience" and "La Forêt". He has also written several screenplays, including "Gatz", which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.
Godon has received numerous awards for his work, including the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Magritte Awards for his role in "Tous les chats sont gris". He is considered one of the most talented actors in Belgium and continues to work on new projects in the film and television industry.
Philippe Volter (March 23, 1959 Uccle-April 13, 2005 Paris) also known as Phillipe Volter or Philippe Wolter was a Belgian actor.
He began his acting career in the 1980s, appearing in numerous Belgian and French films as well as theater productions. He also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to French-language versions of popular films and television shows.
Volter was known for his powerful and emotional performances, and received critical acclaim for his roles in films such as "La Promesse" and "L'Enfant". He was also a regular performer with the Théâtre National in Brussels, where he appeared in a number of productions.
In addition to his work as an actor, Volter was also a translator, and worked to bring the works of Samuel Beckett and other important playwrights into the French language.
Tragically, Volter died in 2005 at the age of 46, following a heart attack while he was working on a theater production in Paris. His death was mourned by fans and fellow actors alike, who remembered him as a talented and dedicated performer who had made a significant impact on the world of French-language theater and film.
Luk Wyns (January 23, 1959 Schoten-) also known as Luk Wijns, Luk or Luc Caroline Arthur Wyns is a Belgian film director, actor, screenwriter, television director and television producer. He has one child, Jonas Wyns.
Luk Wyns started his career in the late 1970s as a stage actor before transitioning to television and film. He gained popularity in Flanders for his role as Ronnie in the television series "FC De Kampioenen" and later went on to direct several episodes of the show. His directing and producing credits also include the popular Flemish crime series "Sedes & Belli" and the mini-series "Matroesjka's".
Wyns has won several awards for his work in film and television, including the Humo's Pop Poll Award for Best Belgian Actor in 1993 and the Humo's Pop Poll Award for Best Belgian TV Director in 2003. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, he is also known for his activism and has been involved in various political and environmental causes.
In recent years, Wyns has continued to act in films and television series while also developing new projects as a director and producer. He remains a prominent figure in Belgian and Flemish entertainment and continues to inspire aspiring young filmmakers and actors.
Bart Peeters (November 30, 1959 Mortsel-) a.k.a. Peeters, Bart, Vettige or Swa De Bock is a Belgian singer and actor. His children are called Pablo Peeters, Winnie Peeters and Nona Peeters.
Peeters started his career as the frontman of the popular Belgian band The Radios, which gained success in the late 80s and early 90s. He later pursued a solo career and released several albums, including Slimmer dan de zanger (2008) and Op de groei (2019).
Aside from his musical career, Peeters is also known for his work as a television host, presenter, and actor. He has hosted a number of TV shows in Belgium, including the Flemish version of The Voice and the game show De Slimste Mens ter Wereld (The Smartest Person in the World).
Peeters has also appeared in several movies and TV series, including the Belgian film Loft, the Dutch TV series Penoza, and the American TV series Sense8.
Throughout his career, Peeters has won several awards and honors, including two Belgian Music Industry Awards (MIAs) for Best Male Solo Artist and Best Radio Hit, as well as a Flemish Television Star award for Best Television Host.
Willem Carpentier (April 30, 1959 Kortrijk-) is a Belgian actor.
He began his acting career in the early 1980s and has worked extensively in both theater and film. Carpentier is perhaps best known for his roles in the films "Aanrijding in Moscou" (2008) and "Loft" (2008), both of which were critically acclaimed and commercially successful. He has also appeared in several popular television series in Belgium, including "Aspe" and "Flikken". In addition to his work as an actor, Carpentier has also written and directed several plays. He continues to be a prominent figure in the Belgian performing arts scene.
Lucas Van den Eynde (February 23, 1959 Belgium-) also known as Eynde, van den, Lucas, Lucas van den Eijnde, Lukas Van Den Eynde or Lucas Van Den Eynde is a Belgian voice actor and actor. He has two children, Flore Van den Eynde and Lou Van Den Eynde.
Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Lucas Van den Eynde began his career as an actor in the late 1980s. He has worked extensively in theatre and television, and has also appeared in several films. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the popular Belgian TV series "Flikken" and "Kulderzipken".
Van den Eynde is also a well-respected voice actor, lending his voice to various characters in animated films and TV shows. He is the Belgian voice of characters such as Homer Simpson and Sid the Sloth from Ice Age.
In addition to his acting work, Van den Eynde is also a passionate songwriter and musician. He has released several albums and performs regularly with his band, De Rustende Moeders.
Van den Eynde has received numerous awards for his work, including the Flemish Culture Award for Performance in 2004. He continues to be a prominent figure in Belgian culture and entertainment, and is highly regarded for his versatility and talent.