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...See full bio »
1975The 47th Annual Academy Awards
Himself - Winner: Best Picture/Best Director/Best Adapted Screenplay/Nominee: Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay/Accepting Best Actor in a Supporting Role Award for Robert De Niro
Hollywood doesn't really exist. What we're talking about now is the "big industry" film - films that are packaged as a certain idea of action, and in many cases violence or thrills or mystery. These films aren't expressions of the writer, but a compendium of ideas that could work as a blockbuster hit...
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