Benoît Poelvoorde was born on September 22, 1964 in Namur
(Belgium). If it dreams during its childhood to become surgeon,
fireman or police officer, it is towards photography and the
drawing that it directs his studies. In parallel, its passion
for the theatre pushes it to take courses of theatre. In 1988,
its meeting with Rémy Belvaux and André Bonzel
mark a turning in its life and the trio works with the writing
and the realization of a first short film: "Not De C4 For
Daniel-Daniel". The trio repeats in 1992 by carrying out
cynical "It is Arrivé Close Of On your premise".
The public adapts film and the career of Benoit takes off. Benoit,
as a general-purpose artist that it is, excels with the theatre
("Model deposited"), in series of sketches for the
tele one ("Notebooks of Mr Manatane"), or on large
screen ("Doors Of Glory").
In 2003 and 2004,
its interpretations in "the Ball" and "Podium"
make of it a popular actor who however refuses to confine himself
with light roles and it alternates since the styles. After having
been the unhappy hero of dramatic "Between Its Hands"
in 2005, it returns in 2006 in "Day At the Following day",
"According to Charlie" and "Cow Boy" of
films to the register much lighter. The diary of turning of
Benoit désemplit not since it will be also with the poster
of "Hikers 2" and "Astérix with the Olympic
Games" in 2007.