German actor and filmmaker who wrote, directed and produced the award-winning 2007 box office hit, Keinohrhasen. His numerous acting and directing honors include a Bambi Award, a German Comedy Award, a Bavarian Film Award, a Jupiter Award, an Ernst Lubitsch Award, and multiple DIVA Awards.
He made his debut as a movie producer with the 1997 cult classic film Knockin' on Heaven's Door.
He played Captain Jonas Herdt in the 2004 film In Enemy Hands.
He married model Dana Carlson in 1995. The couple had four children - Valentin, Luna, Lilli, and Emma - before separating in 2005. Their divorced was finalized in 2014.