Argentine director best known for his acclaimed but highly controversial 2002 film Irreversible.
He saw 2001: A Space Odyssey at age seven and it changed his life and inspired him to pursue cinema.
He directed music videos for artists as varied as Animal Collective and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
He married writer and director Lucile Hadzihalilovic.
His film Irreversible featured a powerful lead performance by Monica Bellucci.