French screen actor and director known for films such as Assassins and Gothika. He received César Awards for See How They Fall (acting) and La Haine (directing and editing).
His debut film La Haine caused controversy for its focus on class and race.
He played the role of Studer in the film Haywire.
He had a child with his wife Julie Mauduech.
He directed Vin Diesel in the science fiction film Babylon A.D.