He played the role of the Admiral in Keep Your Right Up, which was directed by Jean Luc Godard. In 2010, he played Gatineau in Mumu, which was directed by Joel Seria. He won a Cesar Award for his performance in the 1976 film The Judge and the Assassin.
He first appeared in the film La Fayette.
He has worked with director Bertrand Blier.
He had two children with Anne Jacquot.
He worked with director Jean Luc Godard.