Gary has been noted for his love of basketball; his contract has often made it mandatory that the studio provide a basketball court on the film locations.
Garry has been married to his wife Barbara Marshall since March 9, 1963. The couple have had three children together.
In 1991, Garry was nominated with a César at the CCésar Awards, France in the category of Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) for his direction of the 1990 film Pretty Woman.
Garry has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6838 Hollywood Blvd.
In 1998, Garry was honored with a Honorary Lifetime Membership Award and Lifetime Achievement Award in Television at the PGA Awards.
Garry creates a photo albums on each of his movies, creating individual stills of himself with all members of the enormous cast and crew.
Garry is known for frequently casting Hector Elizondo, Patrick Richwood, and Larry Miller in films he directs.
In 1993, Garry played the husband of his real-life sister Penny Marshall in Hocus Pocus.
Garry was the original choice to direct Sleepless in Seattle.
In 1952, Garry graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in New York.
In 1991, Garry was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award at the BAFTA Awards in the category of Best Film for the 1990 film Pretty Woman. Garry shares the nomination with Arnon Milchan and Steven Reuther.
Garry is a registered Democrat.
Garry is of Caucasian descent.
Garry has a fear of heights.
In 1972, Garry co-wrote the teleplay for an unsold comedy pilot titled The Out-of-Towners, which never got past the script stage of production.
In 1990, Garry was awarded the Creative Achievement Award at the American Comedy Awards, USA.
In 2004, Garry was honored with the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award at the American Cinema Editors, USA.
Garry: There is more to life than show business.