- Worked as a driver for tennis superstar John McEnroe when he was 19.
- Began his film and television career doing short films and directing behind the scenes EPKs (Electronic Press Kits).
- Perhaps best known internationally for playing the French dairy farmer accused of harboring Jews in the opening scene of 2009's Inglourious Basterds.
- Is also a skilled and passionate skateboarder and displayed his talents in a London chase scene on the Netflix series Spotless.
- Is a supporter of La Parole Libérée, an association dedicated to fighting abuse of children.