Director of the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine and music videos by the Smashing Pumpkins and R.E.M.
He studied film and television in the 1970s at UCLA where he met his future wife Valerie.
His music video for Tonight, Tonight by The Smashing Pumpkins earned him six MTV Video Music Awards.
He married longtime directing partner Valerie Faris.
His surprise hit film Little Miss Sunshine earned Alan Arkin the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.