is chiefly known as an actor. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Paris Conservatoire and the Sorbonne, completing his drama education at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. His collaboration with Danish director Lars von Trier
put him on track to start directing his own works. He debuted in 1999 as a director, screenwriter and producer with the intimate love story LOVERS, made in harmony with the Dogma 95 Manifesto. This film became the first part of a freedom trilogy
whose two subsequent parts – the drama TOO MUCH FLESH (2000) and the comedy BEING LIGHT (2001) – he co-directed with Pascal Arnold. He is best to known to U.S. audiences for his roles in THE BIG BLUE (1988), EUROPA (1991) and BREAKING THE WAVES (1996).
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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