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Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but 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 (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University, and ... See full bio »

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Won 5 Oscars. Another 46 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Producer
The Conversation
The Conversation Producer
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather
The Godfather Director


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 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 The Good Shepherd (executive producer)
 2006 Marie Antoinette (executive producer)
 2004 Kinsey (executive producer)
 2003 Lost in Translation (executive producer)
 2003 Jeepers Creepers II (executive producer)
 2002 Assassination Tango (executive producer)
 2002 Pumpkin (executive producer)
 2001 The Legend of Suriyothai (executive producer)
 2001 Jeepers Creepers (executive producer)
 2001 CQ (executive producer)
 2001 No Such Thing (executive producer)
 1999 Sleepy Hollow (executive producer)
 1999 Goosed (executive producer)
 1999 The Third Miracle (executive producer)
 1999 The Virgin Suicides (producer)
 1999 The Florentine (producer)
 1998 Lanai-Loa (producer)
 1997 Buddy (executive producer)
 1996 Jack (producer)
 1995 Haunted (executive producer)
 1995 My Family (executive producer)
 1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (producer)
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco (producer)
 1993 The Secret Garden (executive producer)
 1992 Dracula (producer)
 1992/I Wind (executive producer)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (producer)
 1989 Wait Until Spring, Bandini (executive producer - uncredited)
 1987 Lionheart (executive producer)
 1987 Tough Guys Don't Dance (executive producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1987 Gardens of Stone (producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (executive producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1983 Rumble Fish (executive producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1983 The Black Stallion Returns (executive producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1982 The Escape Artist (executive producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1982 Hammett (executive producer)
 1980 Kagemusha (executive producer: international version)
 1979 The Black Stallion (executive producer)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (producer)
 1974 The Conversation (producer)
 1973 American Graffiti (producer)
 1973 Paper Moon (executive producer - uncredited)
 1971 THX 1138 (executive producer)
 1963 The Terror (associate producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1962 Tonight for Sure (producer)
 1959 Nebo zovyot (associate producer)
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Print ad for Robert Mondavi Wines. (2000) See more »

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16 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 20 Interviews | 29 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Colchart | Francis Coppola | Mom & Dad | Dada | Dad | Francis


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Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I'm a sloppy filmmaker. See more »


Made a commercial for Suntory whiskey with legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa in the 1970s, an event which later influenced a salient plot point in his daughter Sofia's movie, Lost in Translation (2003). See more »


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

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