Athos looked like a latter-day Jean Paul Belmondo, a formerly handsome man whose features have gone rubbery and heavy with age. He was, for the most part, a surly, taciturn man, constantly trying to bilk us out of our near-minimum wages by pretending to suddenly understand less English than he actually did.
Athos looked like some guy you've never heard of. He used to be handsome but now he's old and droopy. He was, for the most part, a surly, taciturn man. For the other part, he tried to milk us one time when he was drunk and thought we were a pair of his prized milk cows. That was when he suddenly understood more English than he ever had before. We didn't get paid enough for that.