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Eleanor Coppola


Eleanor Coppola was born on May 4, 1936 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Eleanor Jessie Neil. She is a director and writer, known for Paris Can Wait (2016), Love Is Love Is Love (2020) and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991). She has been married to Francis Ford Coppola since February 2, 1963. They have three children. See full bio »

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Paris Can Wait Director
(2016)
(2020)
Apocalypse Now Additional Crew
(1979)

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 2007 Coda: Thirty Years Later (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 The Making of 'Marie Antoinette' (Video short)
 1998 Making of 'The Virgin Suicides' (Documentary short)
 1996 A Visit to China's Miao Country (Documentary short)
 1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Documentary) (documentary footage)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote 'Notes: On the Making of Apocalypse Now' (published by Faber & Faber, 1979)

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eleanor Coppolla | Mom & Dad | Mom | Eleanor Neil

Spouse:

Francis Ford Coppola  (3 children)

Children:

Gian-Carlo Coppola | See more »

Relatives:

Gia Coppola (grandchild)
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Personal Quote:

I grew up in the '40s and '50s, and a woman's role was to support her husband and make a nice home for him. I was frustrated that I didn't have much time to pursue my interests. Young women today have no concept of that. My daughter and her generation, and generations after that, they take for granted that they're going to do whatever is their calling. There's not going to be a question of their ... See more »

Trivia:

At the age of 80 Eleanor Coppola made her narrative feature debut with Paris Can Wait (2016). She isn't the oldest person to direct a first feature: That distinction belongs to Japanese director Takeo Kimura, who was 90 when his narrative debut feature Dreaming Awake (2008) was released. See more »

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Ellie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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