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'Madding Crowd's' Matthias Schoenaerts talks love, loyalty and sheep

'Madding Crowd's' Matthias Schoenaerts talks love, loyalty and sheep

Of the three men vying for Carey Mulligan's affections in "Far From the Madding Crowd," Matthias Schoenaerts plays the one you actually hope will win, a broad-shouldered shepherd named Gabriel Oak. An adaptation of an 1874 Thomas Hardy novel about a young woman who unexpectedly inherits a farm, "Far From the Madding Crowd" is one of several films that have showcased Schoenaerts' quiet masculinity. Best known for his performance as a former prize fighter in the 2012 romantic drama "Rust and Bone," Schoenaerts next plays a soldier battling PTSD in "Close Protection," a film premiering at the Cannes International Film Festival this month,...

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