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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 45 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Godfather: Part II
(1974)
The Godfather
The Godfather Director
(1972)
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Producer
(1979)
The Godfather: Part III
(1990)

Filmography

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 2017 Jeepers Creepers III (producer) (announced)
 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 Forever Is a Long, Long Time (Video short) (executive producer)
 2004 Kinsey (executive producer)
 2003 Lost in Translation (executive producer)
 2003 Jeepers Creepers II (executive producer)
 2003 Platinum (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2002 Assassination Tango (executive producer)
 2002 Pumpkin (executive producer)
 2002 In My Life (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 The Legend of Suriyothai (executive producer)
 2001 Jeepers Creepers (executive producer)
 2001 CQ (executive producer)
 2001 No Such Thing (executive producer)
 1998-2001 First Wave (TV Series) (executive producer - 65 episodes)
- Twice Bless'd (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Terminal City (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Beneath the Black Sky (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Black Box (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Checkmate (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie) (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)
 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 1998 Outrage (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997 Buddy (executive producer)
 1997 The Odyssey (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1997 Survival on the Mountain (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 Dark Angel (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 Jack (producer)
 1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 Haunted (executive producer)
 1995 Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 White Dwarf (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 My Family (executive producer)
 1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (producer)
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco (producer)
 1993 The Junky's Christmas (Short) (producer)
 1993 The Secret Garden (executive producer)
 1992 The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (Video) (producer)
 1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula (producer)
 1992/I Wind (executive producer)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (producer)
 1990 The Outsiders (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Union Blues (1990) ... (executive producer)
- The Beat Goes On (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Winner Take All (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Tequila Sunset (1990) ... (executive producer)
- Carnival (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1989 Wait Until Spring, Bandini (executive producer - uncredited)
 1988 Powaqqatsi (Documentary) (executive producer)
 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)
 1982 Koyaanisqatsi (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1980 Kagemusha (executive producer: international version)
 1979 The Black Stallion (executive producer)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (producer: The Godfather)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (producer: The Godfather)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (producer: The Godfather)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (producer: The Godfather)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (producer)
 1974 The Conversation (producer)
 1973 American Graffiti (producer)
 1973 Paper Moon (executive producer - uncredited)
 1972 The People (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1971 THX 1138 (executive producer)
 1969 The Making of 'The Rain People' (Documentary) (producer)
 1963 The Terror (associate producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1962 Tonight for Sure (producer)
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Other Works:

Print advertisement for Louis Vuitton quality luggage (with daughter Sofia Coppola). Setting: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Slogan: Inside every story, there is a beautiful journey (2008). See more »

Publicity Listings:

16 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 19 Interviews | 27 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Youth Without Youth (2007)] I was given some quotes from Mircea Eliade, who I didn't know very well. And it turned out he was this professor of religious philosophy who used to entertain himself by writing these Borges-like short stories that were kind of like "Twilight Zones." And I read this one story, and every two or three pages something that I didn't expect happened. And it had a love ... See more »

Trivia:

Three of the movies he co-wrote have a minor, but significant, character who acts arrogantly and tough towards those around him: General George S. Patton from Patton (1970) (portrayed by veteran actor, George C. Scott), Captain McCluskey from The Godfather (1972) (portrayed by veteran actor, Sterling Hayden) and Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore from Apocalypse Now (1979) (portrayed by veteran ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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