- In 1941, his parents were taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where his mother died in the gas chambers, but his father survived.
- Made his feature-film directing debut with the 1962 Polish-language thriller Knife in the Water, which was nominated for a 1963 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
- Wife Sharon Tate was murdered by the Charles Manson cult on August 9, 1969, in Bel Air, CA; she was eight months pregnant with their son.
David di Donatello Awards
European Film Awards
BAFTA Film Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
Cannes Film Festival
Directors Guild of America Awards
Writers Guild Awards
Berlin Film Festival
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