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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 47 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Apocalypse Now Producer
(1979)
The Conversation Producer
(1974)
(1974)
The Godfather Thanks
(1972)

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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 Forever Is a Long, Long Time (Video short) (executive producer)
 2004 Kinsey (executive producer)
 2003 Lost in Translation (executive producer)
 2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 (executive producer)
 2003 Platinum (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2002 In My Life (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Assassination Tango (executive producer)
 2002 Pumpkin (executive producer)
 2001 The Legend of Suriyothai (executive producer)
 2001 Jeepers Creepers (executive producer)
 2001 No Such Thing (executive producer)
 2001 CQ (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 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Lani-Loa (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 The Conversation (TV Movie) (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 Frankenstein (producer)
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco (producer)
 1993 The Junky's Christmas (Short) (producer)
 1993 The Secret Garden (executive producer)
 1992 Dracula (producer)
 1992 The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (Video) (producer)
 1992/I Wind (executive producer)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (producer - produced by)
 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 - produced by)
 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)
 1968 Filmmaker (Documentary short) (producer)
 1963 The Terror (associate producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1962 Tonight for Sure (producer)
 1959 Nebo zovyot (associate producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Foreword for book "George Lucas's Blockbusting," edited by Alex Ben Block and Lucy Autrey Wilson. New York: George Lucas Books/It Books/HarperCollins, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-177889-6. See more »

Publicity Listings:

16 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 21 Interviews | 29 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think it's better to be overly ambitious and fail than to be underambitious and succeed in a mundane way. I have been very fortunate. I failed upward in my life! [2007] See more »

Trivia:

There are three generations of Oscar winners in the Coppola family: Francis, his father Carmine Coppola, his nephew Nicolas Cage and his daughter Sofia Coppola. They are the second family to do so, the first family is the Hustons - Anjelica Huston, John Huston and Walter Huston. See more »

Trademark:

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... See more »

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