Francis Ford Coppola

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Francis Ford Coppola

Coppola at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born April 7, 1939 (1939-04-07) (age 75)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Residence Napa Valley, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian American
Education Great Neck North High School
Alma mater Hofstra University
Occupation Movie director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1963–present
Influenced by Ingmar Bergman, Sergei Eisenstein, Werner Herzog, Roger Corman, Alfred Hitchcock, Michelangelo Antonioni, Akira Kurosawa, Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Elia Kazan
Home town Woodside, Queens, New York
Spouse Eleanor Jessie Neil
(1963–present)
Children Sofia Coppola
Roman Coppola
Gian-Carlo Coppola
Parents Carmine Coppola
Italia Coppola
Relatives Nicolas Cage (nephew)
Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American director and producer of movies. He is well known for directing the Godfather trilogy and the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now. He is part of the group known as the New Hollywood. This group includes Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Robert Altman, Woody Allen, William Friedkin, Philip Kaufman, and George Lucas. In the 1970s they made movies in a different way.[1][2] He directed the 1986 movie Captain EO.

Coppola was born in Detroit. At age two, he moved to Woodside, Queens, New York City.

Many of his relatives are famous. Actor Nicolas Cage is his nephew. He is the father of Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola. His first child Gian-Carlo Coppola died in 1986.

Filmography[change | change source]

Movie
Year Title Contribution Notes
1962 Tonight for Sure Director/Writer First film
1962 Bellboy and the Playgirls, TheThe Bellboy and the Playgirls Director/Writer
1963 Dementia 13 Director/Writer First feature film
1963 Terror, TheThe Terror Director/Producer
1966 You're a Big Boy Now Director/Writer Nominated — Palme d'Or
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best American Screenplay - Comedy
1968 Finian's Rainbow Director Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1969 Rain People, TheThe Rain People Director/Writer Golden Shell at San Sebastián International Film Festival
1970 Patton Writer Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
1971 THX 1138 Executive Producer
1972 Godfather, TheThe Godfather Director/Writer Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Golden Screen at Golden Screen Awards, Germany
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated — Best Audio Commentary at DVD Exclusive Awards
1973 American Graffiti Producer Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Picture
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1974 Conversation, TheThe Conversation Director/Producer/Writer Palme d'Or
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury- Special Mention
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
National Board of Review Award for Best Director
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated — Video Premiere Award at DVD Exclusive Awards
Nominated — Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film
Nominated — Best Motion Picture Screenplay
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Picture
1974 Godfather Part II, TheThe Godfather Part II Director/Producer/Writer Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
1979 Apocalypse Now Director/Producer/Writer/Music Palme d'Or
FIPRESCI Prize
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
Golden Screen at Golden Screen Awards, Germany
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Film
Nominated — Best Foreign Language Film at Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (2002)
Nominated — César Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated — Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture
Nominated — Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
1979 The Black Stallion Executive Producer
1980 Kagemusha Executive Producer David di Donatello for Best Producer[3]
1982 One from the Heart Director/Writer
1983 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders Director Nominated — Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival
Nominated — Best Family Feature Motion Picture at the Young Artist Awards
1983 Koyaanisqatsi Executive Producer
1983 Rumble Fish Director/Producer/Writer FIPRESCI Prize at San Sebastián International Film Festival
OCIC Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival
1984 Cotton Club, TheThe Cotton Club Director/Writer Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture
Nominated — Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Director Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film
1987 Gardens of Stone Director/Producer Nominated — Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival
Nominated — Political Film Society Award for Peace
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Director
1989 New York Stories Co-director/Co-writer
1990 Godfather Part III, TheThe Godfather Part III Director/Producer/Writer Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) at Fotogramas de Plata
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Picture
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated — Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
1992 Dracula Director/Producer/Writer Saturn Award for Best Direction
Saturn Award for Best Horror Film
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) at Fotogramas de Plata
Nominated — Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
1993 Junky's Christmas, TheThe Junky's Christmas Producer
1993 The Secret Garden Executive Producer Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Maggie Smith)
1994 Frankenstein Producer Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Horror Film
1995 Kidnapped Executive Producer
1996 Jack Director/Producer Nominated — Best Family Feature - Musical or Comedy at Young Artist Awards
1997 Rainmaker, TheThe Rainmaker Director/Writer Nominated — USC Scripter Award
Nominated — Political Film Society Award for Democracy
1999 Virgin Suicides, TheThe Virgin Suicides Producer
1999 Sleepy Hollow Producer
2001 CQ Producer
Jeepers Creepers Producer
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 Producer
2006 Marie Antoinette Producer
2007 Youth Without Youth Director/Producer/Writer
2009 Tetro Director/Producer/Writer
2010 Somewhere Producer
2011 On the Road Executive Producer
2011 Twixt Director/Producer/Writer

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