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Francis Ford Coppola

He was born in 1939 in Detroit, USA, but he grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola, had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University, and did graduate work at UCLA in ... See full bio »
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Won 5 Oscars. Another 44 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Foreword for book "George Lucas's Blockbusting," edited by Alex Ben Block and Lucy Autrey Wilson. New York: George Lucas Books/It Books/HarperCollins, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-177889-6. See more »

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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What the studios want now is "risk-free" films but with any sort of art you have to take risks. Not taking risks in art is like not having sex and then expecting there to be children. See more »


Coppola began his winery enterprise by buying portion of historic Inglenook estate in 1975. His success in field is explored in book "A Sense of Place" by Steven Kolpan, 1999. See more »


Often works with cinematographer Gordon Willis and producers Fred Roos and Gray Frederickson. See more »

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