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Francis Ford Coppola

Name:
Francis Ford Coppola

Age:
78

Date of Birth:
Apr 7, 1939

Place of Birth:
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Occupation:
Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Parents:
Carmine Coppola,Italia Pennino Coppola

Spouse:
Eleanor Jessie Neil,(1963–present)

Children:
Gian-Carlo Coppola (deceased),Roman Coppola,Sofia Coppola

Residence:
Napa Valley, California, United States

Home town:
Woodside, Queens, New York, United States

Years active:
1962–present

Education:
Great Neck North High School

Political party:
Democratic

Francis Ford Coppola - Summary Details

Francis Ford Coppola (/.ko.p.l./ born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.

After directing The Rain People (1969), he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer, with Edmund H. North, of Patton in 1970. His directorial prominence was cemented with the release in 1972 of The Godfather, a film which revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, earning praise from both critics and the public before winning three Academy Awards.including his second Oscar (Best Adapted Screenplay, with Mario Puzo), Best Picture, and his first nomination for Best Director.

He followed with The Godfather Part II in 1974, which became the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Highly regarded by critics, it brought him three more Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture, and made him the second director, after Billy Wilder, to be honored three times for the same film. The Conversation, which he directed, produced and wrote, was released that same year, winning the Palme d'Or at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. He next directed 1979's Apocalypse Now. Notorious for its over-long and strenuous production, the film was nonetheless critically acclaimed for its vivid and stark depiction of the Vietnam War, winning the Palme d'Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. In 1990, he directed the second Godfather sequel, The Godfather Part III, which he considers to be the series' epilogue. Coppola is one of only eight filmmakers to win two Palme d'Or awards.

While a number of...

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