German-born actor and director who acted opposite Clint Eastwood in the 1992 film Unforgiven. He has also appeared in Rush Hour 2, War, The Trotsky, and Nixon.
He went in to hiding with his family during WWII before moving to Canada.
He made his directorial debut in 1998 with the black comedy feature Jerry and Tom.
He married Elinor Reid in 1990. He has two children named Hannah and Sam.
He played a supporting role in the 2010 comedy/drama Barney's Version, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Paul Giamatti.