Academy Award-nominated director of An Unmarried Woman, Harry and Tonto, and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Also a screen actor, he appeared in such films as A Star is Born and Carlito's Way.
He made his acting debut in Stanley Kubrick's Fear and Desire.
He appeared in several episodes of The Sopranos and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
He was born in New York City to a family of Ukrainian-Jewish descent. His marriage to Betsy Mazursky produced a daughter named Meg.
He directed Jill Clayburgh in An Unmarried Woman.