Director of the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany's as well as the Pink Panther series, which starred Peter Sellers. He directed over 50 different credits throughout his career, including both movies and television. The last movie he directed was the 1995 film Victor/Victoria.
He worked as an actor during World War II.
He received an Honorary Academy Award in 2004 for his contributions to the film industry. He often appeared in cameos in his and other director's films.
He married actress Patricia Walker in 1953. He then remarried actress Julie Andrews on November 12, 1969. He had four children: Amy, Jennifer, Geoffrey, and Joanna.
He directed Audrey Hepburn in one of her most famous roles in Breakfast at Tiffany's.