August starred in Stephan Ruzowitzky's THE COUNTERFEITERS which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007. He is best known for his stand out performances in Quentin Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTERDS and SALT opposite Angelina Jolie. He has most recently been seen as one of the leads in Stephen Poliakoff's CLOSE TO THE ENEMY for BBC1 and in cinemas in Robert Zemeckis' ALLIED for Paramount with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. August can next be seen playing lead roles in Raoul Peck's LE JEUNE KARL MARX which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and in Terrence Malick's highly anticipated RADEGUND. He has just wrapped on the independent features, THE BIRDCATCHER and Thomas Vinterberg's KURSK.