His role of Augustus marked his film debut. Later that year, he appeared in Es ist ein Elch entsprungen.
He starred in Die Wilden Hühner and its sequel, Die Wilden Hühner und die Liebe, a year later.
He was born in Germany. He wore a fat suit for his role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
He is a German actor like academy-award nominee Michael Fassbender.