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. He has just wrapped on the independent features, THE BIRDCATCHER, Thomas Vinterberg's KURSK, LYREBIRD opposite Guy Pearce and Vicky Krieps and Matthew Vaughn’s THE KINGS’ MAN. He can next be seen playing the lead in Terrence Malick's A HIDDEN LIFE which received rave reviews when it premiered in competition at Cannes and now heads to the Autumn festival circuit.