Ranked #100 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. He was the only writer on the list.
Kaufman has a reputation for avoiding interviews with the media, but this is a fallacy, as demonstrated by the scores of interviews you can find online. He has rarely been interviewed on TV; he was interviewed by Charlie Rose at the end of March 2004, and by Stephen Colbert in December of 2008.
On February 11, 2003, Charlie Kaufman was nominated for a Academy Award, along with his fictional twin brother Donald Kaufman, for the screenplay of Adaptation (2002). This is one of the few times in Oscar history that a nomination has been bestowed upon a fictional human being.
3 of the 5 movies he has penned so far are based around real people in fictional situations: Susan Orlean, John Laroche and himself in Adaptation. (2002), Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), John Malkovich in Being John Malkovich (1999) (obviously).
Charlie's fictional twin Brother Donald Kaufman is credited as the screenwriter of the fictional psychological thriller "The 3", as described in Adaptation. (2002).
Has one daughter, Anna.
Wrote an unproduced draft of A Scanner Darkly (2006).
Worked alongside Stephen Colbert and Louis C.K. on the writing staff of The Dana Carvey Show (1996).
Did uncredited rewrite of Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).