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16 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
19 Interviews |
24 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Thomas Colchart | Francis Coppola | Mom & Dad | Dada | Dad | Francis
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.
He visited Buenos Aires, Argentina, making castings with Argentine actors and looking for locations for his film Tetro
Often casts his own real-life extended family members in his films. In the case of the Godfather films, their characters' relationships to "Michael Corleone" often paralleled their real-life relationship to Coppola. He cast his sister, Talia Shire
, as Michael's sister Connie, and his daughter, Sofia Coppola
, as Michael's daughter Mary - named for Coppola's other daughter. In addition, Diane Keaton