Known for his work on such Argentine films as Son of the Bride, The Secret in Their Eyes, and Same Love, Same Rain, this acclaimed director won numerous Silver Condor and Goya Awards, as well as a 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
After dropping out of the engineering program at an Argentine university, he made his directorial debut with a 1979 short film titled Prioridad Nacional. He later entered the film program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
He directed episodes of such American television series as 30 Rock, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and House.
He grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He directed Argentine screen star Norma Aleandro in the 2001 film El hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride).