Biography

Francis Ford Coppola  (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood's most celebrated and influential film directors. He epitomized the group of filmmakers known as the New Hollywood, which included George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Woody Allen and William Friedkin, who emerged in the early 1970s with unconventional ideas that challenged contemporary filmmaking.

He co-authored the script for Patton, winning the Academy Award in 1970. His directorial fame escalated with the release of The Godfather in 1972. The film revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, garnering universal laurels from critics and public alike. It went on to win three Academy Awards, including his second, which he won for Best Adapted Screenplay, and it was instrumental in cementing his position as one of the prominent American film directors. Coppola followed it with an equally successful sequel The Godfather Part II, which became the first ever sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film received yet higher praises than its predecessor, and gave him three Academy Awards—for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. In the same year was released The Conversation, which he directed, produced and wrote. The film went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. His next directorial venture was Apocalypse Now in 1979, and it was as notorious for its lengthy and troubled production as it was critically acclaimed for its vivid and stark depiction of the Vietnam War. It won his second Palme d'Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.

Although some of Coppola's ventures in the 1980s and early 1990s were critically lauded, Coppola's later work has not met the same level of critical and commercial success as his '70s films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Francis Ford Coppola, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Francis Ford Coppola  (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood's most celebrated and influential film directors. He epitomized the group of filmmakers known as the New Hollywood, which included George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Woody Allen and William Friedkin, who emerged in the early 1970s with unconventional ideas that challenged contemporary filmmaking.

He co-authored the script for Patton, winning the Academy Award in 1970. His directorial fame escalated with the release of The Godfather in 1972. The film revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, garnering universal laurels from critics and public alike. It went on to win three Academy Awards, including his second, which he won for Best Adapted Screenplay, and it was instrumental in cementing his position as one of the prominent American film directors. Coppola followed it with an equally successful sequel The Godfather Part II, which became the first ever sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film received yet higher praises than its predecessor, and gave him three Academy Awards—for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. In the same year was released The Conversation, which he directed, produced and wrote. The film went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. His next directorial venture was Apocalypse Now in 1979, and it was as notorious for its lengthy and troubled production as it was critically acclaimed for its vivid and stark depiction of the Vietnam War. It won his second Palme d'Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.

Although some of Coppola's ventures in the 1980s and early 1990s were critically lauded, Coppola's later work has not met the same level of critical and commercial success as his '70s films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Francis Ford Coppola, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 108

Birthday 1939-04-07

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Фрэнсис Форд Коппола
  • فرانسيس فورد كوبولا
  • 弗朗西斯·科波拉
  • ฟรานซิส ฟอร์ด คอปโปลา
  • フランシス・フォード・コッポラ
  • 프랜시스 포드 코폴라

Acting TV ShowsMovies

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael as Himself
2018 American Dream: Detroit
2017 Spielberg as Himself
2017 Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story as Himself
2017 Five Came Back(3 episodes) as Himself
2017 Five Came Back as Himself
2016 Jaime Lerner - Uma História de Sonhos
2016 The Family Whistle as Himself
2015 Listen to Me Marlon as Himself
2013 Trespassing Bergman as Himself
2013 Seduced and Abandoned as Himself
2013 Milius as Himself
2012 The Godfather Legacy as Himself
2010 The People vs. George Lucas as Himself (archive footage)
2009 I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale as Himself
2007 Fog City Mavericks as Himself
2006 The Godfather and the Mob as (archive footage)
2004 A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope as Himself
2004 Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' as Himself
2003 A Decade Under the Influence as Himself
2002 The Kid Stays in the Picture as Himself
1999 Coppola, un hombre y sus sueños as Himself
1999 Kurosawa: The Last Emperor as Himself
1998 The Making of 'American Graffiti' as Himself
1995 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies as Himself
1994 It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein as Himself
1992 Writing with Light: Vittorio Storaro as himself
1992 Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies. as Himself
1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as Himself
1990 The Godfather Family: A Look Inside as Himself
1990 Martin Scorsese Directs as Himself
1990 Central Park as Himself
1986 The Making of Captain EO as himself
1982 Reverse Angle: New York, March 1982 as Himself
1981 Rendez-Vous Video Magazine as Himself
1981 Inside the Coppola Personality as Himself
1979 Apocalypse Now as Director of TV Crew (uncredited)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1971 Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' as Himself
1968 Filmmaker as Himself
1968 The New Cinema
1962 War Hunt as Army truck driver
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

Production

2013 The Bling RingExecutive Producer
2012 On the RoadExecutive Producer
2011 TwixtProducer
2010 SomewhereExecutive Producer
2009 TetroProducer
2007 Youth Without YouthProducer
2006 Marie AntoinetteExecutive Producer
2004 KinseyExecutive Producer
2003 Lost in TranslationProducer
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2Executive Producer
2001 Jeepers CreepersExecutive Producer
2000 The Virgin SuicidesProducer
1999 Sleepy HollowExecutive Producer
1998 Lani Loa: The PassageExecutive Producer
1998 First Wave(66 episodes)Producer
1998 Moby Dick(2 episodes)Executive Producer
1996 JackProducer
1995 My FamilyExecutive Producer
1995 Don Juan DeMarcoProducer
1994 Mary Shelley's FrankensteinProducer
1993 The Secret GardenExecutive Producer
1992 DraculaProducer
1990 The Godfather: Part IIIProducer
1990 The Outsiders(13 episodes)Producer
1987 Tough Guys Don't DanceExecutive Producer
1987 LionheartExecutive Producer
1987 Gardens of StoneExecutive Producer
1985 Mishima: A Life in Four ChaptersExecutive Producer
1982 HammettExecutive Producer
1982 KoyaanisqatsiExecutive Producer
1980 KagemushaExecutive Producer
1979 The Black StallionExecutive Producer
1979 Apocalypse NowProducer
1977 Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The complete Novel for Television(4 episodes)Producer
1974 The Godfather: Part IIProducer
1974 The ConversationProducer
1973 American GraffitiProducer
1973 Paper MoonExecutive Producer
1972 The PeopleExecutive Producer
1971 THX 1138Executive Producer

Directing

2011 TwixtDirector
2009 TetroDirector
2007 Youth Without YouthDirector
1997 The RainmakerDirector
1996 JackDirector
1992 DraculaDirector
1990 The Godfather: Part IIIDirector
1989 New York StoriesDirector
1988 Tucker: The Man and His DreamDirector
1987 Gardens of StoneDirector
1987 Rip Van WinkleDirector
1986 Peggy Sue Got MarriedDirector
1986 Captain EODirector
1984 The Cotton ClubDirector
1983 Rumble FishDirector
1983 The OutsidersDirector
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre(1 episode)Director
1982 One from the HeartDirector
1979 Apocalypse NowDirector
1977 Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The complete Novel for Television(4 episodes)Director
1974 The Godfather: Part IIDirector
1974 The ConversationDirector
1972 The GodfatherDirector
1969 The Rain PeopleDirector
1968 Finian's RainbowDirector
1966 You're a Big Boy NowDirector
1963 Dementia 13Director
1962 Tonight for SureDirector
1962 The Premature BurialAssistant Director
1962 The Bellboy and the PlaygirlsDirector
1959 Battle Beyond the SunDirector

Writing

2011 TwixtScreenplay
2011 TwixtStory
2009 TetroScreenplay
2007 Youth Without YouthScreenplay
1997 The RainmakerScreenplay
1990 The Godfather: Part IIIScreenplay
1989 New York StoriesWriter
1986 Captain EOWriter
1984 The Cotton ClubScreenplay
1983 Rumble FishScreenplay
1982 One from the HeartWriter
1979 Apocalypse NowScreenplay
1977 Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The complete Novel for Television(4 episodes)Writer
1974 The Godfather: Part IIScreenplay
1974 The ConversationScreenplay
1974 The Great GatsbyScreenplay
1972 The GodfatherScreenplay
1970 PattonScreenplay
1970 PattonScreenstory
1969 The Rain PeopleWriter
1966 Is Paris Burning?Screenplay
1966 You're a Big Boy NowWriter
1966 This Property Is CondemnedScreenplay
1963 Dementia 13Writer
1962 Tonight for SureWriter
1962 The Bellboy and the PlaygirlsWriter

Crew

2003 Lost in TranslationThanks
1993 In the Name of the FatherThanks
1987 BarflyPresenter

Sound

1979 Apocalypse NowMusic

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