also had a major role as the snake specialist in Snakes on a Plane. I did not realize who it was until the end credits (he had a large beard and looked very different, if I remember correctly). I left that movie thinking "I wondered what happened to that guy..."
Regarding High Fidelity - I enjoyed the movie much more than Nick Hornby's book. I had a few problems with the novel, but one of the biggest was that Rob's interest in music seems too pathological and joyless. Yeah, record collectors can let themselves get there and lose sight of why they ever loved music (I should know, I am one), but there's still a love of music there, no matter how deeply buried. I saw that in the movie, not so much in Hornby's book, where his musical interested consisted mostly of list-making and critical references (or that's how I remember it having read it twice several years ago). But film is probably a better medium for this kind of story. You can hear the music.
(Also, Rob's musical taste in the film is much more interesting.)