One of Latin America's preeminent screen stars, Fredrico Luppi made an international splash in 1981 with the politically charged thriller "Time for Revenge. " With his august appearance and background in the theater, the Buenos Aires-born Luppi is widely considered in his native Argentina as an actor's actor. After working with some of Argentina's top directors--Fernando Ayala, Raul de la Torre, Hector Oliveira--in the 1970s, Luppi began a close partnership with filmmaker Adolfo Aristarain, appearing in the director's controversial pro-labor drama "Time for Revenge" (1981). He went on to star as the male lead in many of Aristarain's films, including the Oscar-nominated "A Place in the World" (1992) and the touching father-son drama "Martin (Hache)" (1997). Later, Luppi made inroads as an international film star, most notably appearing in John Sayles's 1997 south-of-the-border drama "Men with Guns" and, in 2005, made his directorial debut with "Pasos," which was filmed and set in Spain.