Enrique Piñeyro (actor)

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Enrique Piñeyro
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Born 1956
Genoa, Italy
Nationality Argentine-Italian
Occupation film actor, producer, crash analyst, aeronautical physician, film director, and screenplay writer.

Enrique Piñeyro (born 1956 in Genoa, Italy) is an Argentine-Italian ex air pilot turned film actor, producer, crash analyst, aeronautical physician, film director, and screenplay writer, working partly in Argentina. Piñeyro and Verónica Cura own Aqua Films, a film production company in Argentina.

Biography[edit]

Piñeyro was born in Genoa, Italy, 1956. He graduated as a doctor and went on to become a pilot for airline service in 1988 in Argentina, where he worked at LAPA, becoming an experienced pilot (ATP certificate, Boeing 737 copilot, Saab 340 captain). Two months prior to the infamous LAPA flight 3142 crash, Piñeyro voiced his concerns about LAPA's safety policy. Following the plane crash, Piñeyro became somewhat of a public figure in retelling his experiences working at LAPA, which subsequently went out of service.

Piñeyro, who had already acted in films five times, went on to star a sixth time in his directorial debut, Whisky Romeo Zulu in 2004 – a partially biographical film where he recounted his battle against LAPA's safety policy before the accident. The film was generally well received, and spun a sequel of sorts, Fuerza aérea sociedad anónima, a documental that criticized the fact that in Argentina the air traffic is controlled by the Air Force. Following the film's release, the national government decided to separate the Argentine Air Force from commercial air traffic, which is now responsibility of the Secretary of Transport. Piñeyro has been dubbed "the Michael Moore of Argentina" due to his public criticism of specific government corruption, and the favorable results attained from his filmmaking.

He is not related to another famous Argentine filmmaker, Marcelo Piñeyro.

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Directing filmography[edit]

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