Francis Ford Coppola


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

Filmography

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  Megalopolis (producer) (pre-production)
 2021 Freda (executive producer)
 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 Lani-Loa (producer)
 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Outrage (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997 Buddy (executive producer)
 1997 The Odyssey (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Part II (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Part I (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1997 Survival on the Mountain (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 Dark Angel (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1996 Jack (producer - produced by)
 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 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (producer)
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco (producer)
 1994 The Junky's Christmas (Short) (producer)
 1993 The Secret Garden (executive producer)
 1992 Bram Stoker's 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 Hammett (executive producer)
 1982 The Escape Artist (executive producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1982 Koyaanisqatsi (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1980 Kagemusha (executive producer: international version)
 1979 The Black Stallion (executive producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (producer - as Francis Coppola)
 1977 The Godfather Saga (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 - produced by)
 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 Battle Beyond the Sun (associate producer)
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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:

15 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 21 Interviews | 34 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Eleanor Coppola  (3 children)

Children:

Sofia Coppola | See more »


Relatives:

Talia Shire (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Steven Spielberg is unique. I feel that the kinds of movies he loves are the same kinds of movies that the big mass audience loves. He's very fortunate because he can do the things he naturally likes the best, and he's been very successful. Martin Scorsese, I think, is different. If Exxon went to Martin and said, "Martin, we feel you're one of the best artists in the world today and we're going ... See more »

Trivia:

Some sources say he is the uncle of Alan Coppola, but Alan's name does not appear on any family tree authorized by the Coppola family. 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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