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Great dynasties of the world: The Coppolas

28 January 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ian Sansom on a clan inextricably linked to the Godfather films

As director and writer of The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club, Peggy Sue Got Married, and a dozen or so other films, Francis Ford Coppola personifies a particular era in American movie history. According to his biographer, Peter Cowie, he has "passed into myth". "He fascinates the movie industry," writes Cowie in Coppola, "as much by the flamboyance of failure as by the occasional magnitude of his success." He fascinates, too, because of his family.

Coppola is an old-fashioned family man, a classic paterfamilias – the founder and owner of the family estate. (He runs an actual estate, a winery, in California). His wife Eleanor – a set designer and artist and "certainly no archetypal mamma mia", in Cowie's words – has said of her husband: "He is radical and innovative in his work, but not in his family life. »

- Ian Sansom

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Ten Things About... Nicolas Cage

12 January 2011 9:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

His films are hit-and-miss with the critics but Nicolas Cage is undoubtedly one of the most successful Hollywood actors in the business today. With an Academy Award under his belt and having starred in over 70 movies, he's a well-known public figure, but there is more to Nicolas than meets the eye. Keep reading for ten quickfire facts about Mr Cage. 1. Nicolas Cage, born Nicolas Kim Coppola, was born on January 7, 1964 to parents August and Joy. He comes from a family of celebrities including his composer grandfather Carmine Coppola, his actress grandmother Italia Pennino and his director uncle Francis Ford Coppola, while his two brothers are Christopher Coppola, a director, and Marc 'The Cope' Coppola, a New York radio personality. 2. He changed his name from Coppola to Cage in the early stages of his career to avoid association with his already famous uncle. (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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