His favorite films are Raging Bull (1980), Badlands (1973), Blue Velvet (1986), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Barry Lyndon (1975), Apocalypse Now (1979), Marnie (1964), Mulholland Drive (2001), Sunset Blvd. (1950) and The Tenant (1976).
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007).
Was set to write and direct The Killer Inside Me (2010) with Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron and Drew Barrymore in the lead roles but he choose to shot The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) instead.
Has been friends with Nick Cave since the 80s. They first met when Dominik started dating a woman who had just gotten out of a relationship with Cave. Despite initially feeling threatened by Cave, they would talk on the phone and became lifelong friends and collaborators.