Sorbonne, University of Paris
His Sri Lanka-based war drama "Dheepan" wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
Directed the acclaimed film "Un prophète," which won a BAFTA, three César Awards, and the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes.
Raised the money to produce and direct his first film, "See How They Fall."
Took his first job in film production as an assistant editor on the Roman Polanski film "The Tenant."
Saw his first screenplay brought to the screen, an adaptation of the novel Le Principe d'Archimède entitled "Kisses Till Monday," on which he collaborated with his father, Michel Audiard.
Despite his family background in film, originally planned to become a teacher.