Juan Campanella was born on July 19, 1959, in Argentina. He studied engineering, but left his college by the year 1980. He started his career as a debut director for the movie, Prioridaad National, in the year 1979. He then joined the Tisch School of Arts in the United States.
After four years, he directed and wrote the film, Victoria 392, with his friend, Eduardo Blanco. After graduating, he went to America to direct films like ‘The Boy Who Cried Bitch’, in the year 1991, and ‘Love Walked In’, in 1997. By the year 1999, he reunited with Castets to write a movie. He then appeared in the role of Campanella for the film, El Secreto de Sus Ojos, in the year 2009. His fourth film won him the Award Academy for Best Language movie in the year 2010.
From 2006, he directed several TV series, which include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, House Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and 30 Rock. He has also worked with several artists. He directed several actors of Argentina, which include
, Moira Kelly, Chris Meloni,
, among others.
He completed his masters in arts and is currently pursuing masters in political science from Tella University.
His direction includes Priridad Nacional in 1979, Victoria 392 in 1984, The Love Walked In (1997), Same Love, Same Rain in 1999, Son of the Bride in 2001, Boy who Cried Bitch in 1991, Moon of Avellaneda in 2004, The Secret in their Eyes in 2009, Underdogs in 2013, and Secrets in their Eyes in 2015.
His television work includes Culpables in 2001, Ed in 2002, Dragnet in 2003, Six Degrees in 2006, 30 Rock in 2006, House MD between 2007 and 2010, and Colony in 2016.
He won several awards for his direction, such as Emmy Awards, Silver Condor Awards, Goya Awards, and Academy Awards for best film direction, screenplay, writing, etc. By the year 2013, he received the Goya Award for Best Animated Film for Futbolín. By the year 2009, he received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film, Ariel Award for Best American Film, Silver Condor Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best movie for his talkies.