Writer, director and actor, his self-portrayal as a neurotic, intellectual,
sex-obsessed, Jewish New Yorker seeking comfort in psychoanalysis brought
him immense popular success and acknowledged status as a writer
("Manhattan", 1979; and "Deconstructing Harry", 1997). In the 2000s, he
left New York to work in Europe, winning over a new audience with fresh
inspiration and young actors, including Scarlett Johansson in "Match
Point" (2005) and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008).