Frequent collaborator with Vincent Cassel.
Disowned the theatrical cut of Babylon A.D. (2008) suggesting that the studio behind it 20th Century Fox, had turned it into a dumb action movie and removed the complex issues and themes he had originally wanted the film to feature. It is reported these cuts where imposed by the studio for pacing reasons and to achieve a PG-13 rating.
Stars as the face of Lancôme's Miracle Homme perfume.
Daughter's name is Carmen.
Member of the jury at the 2001. Cannes Film Festival.