Had his breakthrough as Jens in Nightwatch (1994). After that he played in Pusher (1996) and Bleeder (1999). Played against Iben Hjejle in In China They Eat Dogs (1999) and Old Men In New Cars (2002). Has also played in two other Norwegian films – Dragonflies (2001) and Falling Sky (2002). Considered by many as one of Scandinavia's best actors. Also writes and directs. Insisted on learning how to surf prior to the shoot, in spite of never entering the water in the film.