He dated Leslie Caron, Joan Collins, Madonna and Diane Keaton.
Only three times in Academy Award history have director-collaborators been nominated for Best Directing Oscars: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007). (Wise/Robbins and the Coens actually won the award).
He is the godfather of longtime friend Richard Sylbert daughter, Daisy Alexandra Sylbert.
His two favorite cartoon characters are Daffy Duck (who is his all time favorite) and Johnny Bravo.
Has expressed interest in producing, directing and starring in a live action Pokemon movie, with himself playing the villain Giovanni, as Pokemon is his youngest's and second youngest's favorite cartoon.