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 122

Birthday 1939-04-07

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA

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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
  • Thomas Colchart
  • Francis Coppola

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Megalopolis Director
2015 Distant Vision Director
2011 Twixt Director
2009 Tetro Director
2007 Youth Without Youth Director
1997 The Rainmaker Director
1996 Jack Director
1992 Making 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' Director
1992 Dracula Director
1990 The Godfather: Part III Director
1989 New York Stories Director
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Director
1987 Gardens of Stone Director
1987 Rip Van Winkle Director
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Director
1986 Captain EO Director
1984 The Cotton Club Director
1983 Rumble Fish Director
1983 The Outsiders Director
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre (1 episode)Director
1982 One from the Heart Director
1979 Apocalypse Now Director
1977 Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The complete Novel for Television (4 episodes)Director
1974 The Godfather: Part II Director
1974 The Conversation Director
1972 The Godfather Director
1969 The Rain People Director
1968 Finian's Rainbow Director
1966 You're a Big Boy Now Director
1963 Dementia 13 Director
1962 Tonight for Sure Director
1962 The Premature Burial Assistant Director
1962 The Bellboy and the Playgirls Director
1962 Battle Beyond the Sun Director

Acting

Art Never Sleeps as Himself
2019 What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael as Himself
2018 Friedkin Uncut
2018 American Dream: Detroit
2018 Godfather I
2017 Spielberg as Himself
2017 Five Came Back (3 episodes) as Himself as Himself
2017 Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story as Himself
2016 Jaime Lerner - Uma História de Sonhos
2016 The Family Whistle as Himself
2015 Listen to Me Marlon as Himself (archive footage)
2014 Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto 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
2008 Emulsional Rescue: Revealing 'The Godfather' 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 Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig as Himself
2003 A Decade Under the Influence as Himself
2002 The Kid Stays in the Picture as Himself
2000 The Making of The Virgin Suicides
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
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episode)
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 Hollywood Mavericks 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)
1975 The Lion Roars Again as Himself
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

Megalopolis Producer
2013 The Bling Ring Executive Producer
2012 On the Road Executive Producer
2011 Twixt Producer
2010 Somewhere Executive Producer
2009 Tetro Producer
2007 Youth Without Youth Producer
2006 Marie Antoinette Executive Producer
2004 Kinsey Executive Producer
2003 Lost in Translation Producer
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 Executive Producer
2001 Jeepers Creepers Executive Producer
2000 The Virgin Suicides Producer
1999 Sleepy Hollow Executive Producer
1998 Lani Loa: The Passage Executive Producer
1998 First Wave (66 episodes)Producer
1998 Moby Dick (2 episodes)Executive Producer
1996 Jack Producer
1995 My Family Executive Producer
1994 Frankenstein Producer
1994 Don Juan DeMarco Producer
1993 The Secret Garden Executive Producer
1992 Dracula Producer
1990 The Godfather: Part III Producer
1990 The Outsiders (13 episodes)Producer
1987 Tough Guys Don't Dance Executive Producer
1987 Lionheart Executive Producer
1987 Gardens of Stone Executive Producer
1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Executive Producer
1982 Hammett Executive Producer
1982 The Escape Artist Executive Producer
1982 Koyaanisqatsi Executive Producer
1980 Kagemusha Executive Producer
1979 The Black Stallion Executive Producer
1979 Apocalypse Now Producer
1977 Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The complete Novel for Television (4 episodes)Producer
1974 The Godfather: Part II Producer
1974 The Conversation Producer
1973 American Graffiti Producer
1973 Paper Moon Executive Producer
1972 The People Executive Producer
1971 THX 1138 Executive Producer
1968 Filmmaker Producer
1962 Battle Beyond the Sun Associate Producer

Writing

Megalopolis Screenplay
2015 Distant Vision Screenplay
2011 Twixt Screenplay Story
2009 Tetro Screenplay
2007 Youth Without Youth Screenplay
1997 The Rainmaker Screenplay
1990 The Godfather: Part III Screenplay
1989 New York Stories Writer
1986 Captain EO Writer
1984 The Cotton Club Screenplay
1983 Rumble Fish Screenplay
1982 One from the Heart Writer
1979 Apocalypse Now Writer
1977 Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The complete Novel for Television (4 episodes)Writer
1974 The Godfather: Part II Screenplay
1974 The Conversation Screenplay
1974 The Great Gatsby Screenplay
1972 The Godfather Screenplay
1970 Patton Screenplay Screenstory
1969 The Rain People Writer
1966 Is Paris Burning? Screenplay
1966 You're a Big Boy Now Writer
1966 This Property Is Condemned Screenplay
1963 Dementia 13 Writer
1962 Tonight for Sure Writer
1962 The Bellboy and the Playgirls Writer

Crew

2003 Lost in Translation Thanks
1993 In the Name of the Father Thanks
1987 Barfly Presenter

Sound

1979 Apocalypse Now Original Music Composer

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