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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 has been married to Francis Ford Coppola since February 2, 1963. They have three children. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Paris Can Wait
Paris Can Wait Director
(2016)
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Miscellaneous Crew
(1979)
Sailing Lesson
Sailing Lesson Director
(2017)

Filmography

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 2017 Sailing Lesson (Short) (completed)
 2017 Two for Dinner (Short) (completed)
 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
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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:

In the Godfather films, Diane Keaton plays an American Protestant who marries into a large Italian Catholic family. This is not unlike Eleanor herself, who married into the Coppola family. In fact, Keaton has said that her performance was inspired by Eleanor. See more »

Nickname:

Ellie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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