According to George A. Romero, the rejection of his Resident Evil (2002) script was due to Eichinger. Everyone else associated with the pre-production apparently liked the script.
Received the "Bayerischer Verdienstorden", an order of merit awarded by the minister-president of Bavaria, Germany (5 July 2006).
Longtime companion of Katja Flint for some years in the 1990s.
Longtime companion of Corinna Harfouch from 1999 to 2004.
He was well-known in Germany as a successful producer of ambitious blockbuster cinema like Maybe... Maybe Not (1994), Downfall (2004) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).
Married his wife Katja, a journalist, at his estate in Beverly Hills (December 2006).
After living in hotels for many years, he bought his own apartment at the age of 40.
Was also romantically linked to Hannelore Elsner and Barbara Rudnik.
Suggested founding the German Film Academy (2003).
Attended the School of Television and Film in Munich from 1970 to 1973.
Father of TV host Nina Eichinger.
(1984-1987) Co-CEO (with Thomas Schühly) of Constantin Film Produktion GmbH [de]