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Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola  (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood's most celebrated and influential film directors. He epitomized the group of filmmakers known as the New Hollywood, which included George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Woody Allen and William Friedkin, who emerged in the early 1970s with unconventional ideas that challenged contemporary filmmaking. He co-authored the script for Patton, winning the Academy Award in 1970. His directorial fame escalated with the release of The Godfather in 1972. The film revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, garnering universal laurels from critics and public alike. It went on to win three Academy Awards, including his second, which he won for Best Adapted Screenplay, and it was instrumental in cementing his position as one of the prominent American film directors. Coppola followed it with an equally successful sequel The Godfather Part II, which became the first ever sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film received yet higher praises than its predecessor, and gave him three Academy Awards—for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. In the same year was released The Conversation, which he directed, produced and wrote. The film went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. His next directorial venture was Apocalypse Now in 1979, and it was as notorious for its lengthy and troubled production as it was critically acclaimed for its vivid and stark depiction of the Vietnam War. It won his second Palme d'Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Although some of Coppola's ventures in the 1980s and early 1990s were critically lauded, Coppola's later work has not met the same level of critical and commercial success as his '70s films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Francis Ford Coppola, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Apr 7, 1939 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Art Never Sleeps 2022
Known For
Poster of Friedkin Uncut
Poster of Spielberg
Poster of Listen to Me Marlon
Poster of Palo Alto
Movie Art Never Sleeps Himself 2022
Movie Wim Wenders, Desperado Self 2020-07-16
Movie Star Wars After George Lucas Unknown 2020-12-19
Movie What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Himself 2019-03-22
Movie Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back Himself 2019-11-10
Movie Francis Ford Coppola's Live Cinema Himself 2018-01-10
Movie Godfather I Unknown 2018-01-29
Movie Friedkin Uncut Himself 2018-11-05
Movie American Dream: Detroit 2018-05-01
Movie Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Himself 2017-02-01
Movie Five Came Back Self 2017-03-31
Movie Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Series Five Came Back Himself 2017-03-31
Movie The Family Whistle Himself 2016-05-19
Movie Jaime Lerner - Uma História de Sonhos 2016-09-08
Movie Listen to Me Marlon Himself (archive footage) 2015-07-29
Series Jay Leno's Garage Himself 2015-10-07
Movie Palo Alto The Judge (uncredited/voice) 2014-05-09
Movie Henri Langlois vu par... Self 2014-01-01
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto Himself 2014-05-28
Movie Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-09-20
Movie Seduced and Abandoned Himself 2013-05-20
Movie Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Movie Twixt: A Documentary Himself 2013-07-23
Movie Trespassing Bergman Himself 2013-08-28
Movie The Godfather Legacy Himself 2012-07-12
Movie The People vs. George Lucas Himself (archive footage) 2010-03-14
Movie Sodankylä Forever Self 2010-08-05
Movie I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Himself 2009-01-16
Movie The Last Days of Marlon Brando Himself (archive Footage) 2008-03-01
Movie The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped Himself 2008-09-23
Movie Emulsional Rescue: Revealing 'The Godfather' Himself 2008-09-23
Movie Lights, Action, Music Unknown 2007-08-06
Movie The Making of Marie Antoinette Self 2007-07-02
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino Himself 2007-06-19
Movie The Costumes Are the Sets: The Design of Eiko Ishioka Self 2007-10-02
Movie Method and Madness: Visualizing 'Dracula' himself 2007-10-02
Movie Fog City Mavericks Himself 2007-10-24
Movie The Blood Is the Life: The Making of 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' himself 2007-10-08
Movie In Camera: The Naïve Visual Effects of 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' himself 2007-10-02
Movie The Godfather and the Mob (archive footage) 2006-04-25
Movie Tying the Knot Self 2004-10-01
Movie Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 2004-08-14
Movie A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope Himself 2004-09-14
Movie A Decade Under the Influence Himself 2003-04-25
Movie Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig Himself 2003-09-07
Movie The Kid Stays in the Picture Himself (archive footage) 2002-08-16
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Movie The Making of The Virgin Suicides 2000-12-19
Movie Kurosawa: The Last Emperor Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Coppola, un hombre y sus sueños Himself 1999-02-22
Movie The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself 1998-09-15
Series A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Unknown 1995-05-21
Movie A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself 1995-05-21
Series Inside the Actors Studio Himself 1994-06-01
Movie Marlon Brando: The Wild One Himself 1994-08-11
Movie The World of Jim Henson Self 1994-11-23
Movie It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein Himself 1994-10-25
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies. Self 1992-01-01
Movie Writing with Light: Vittorio Storaro himself 1992-01-01
Movie Making 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' Himself 1992-12-31
Movie Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself 1991-09-06
Movie The Godfather Family: A Look Inside Himself 1990-07-12
Movie Martin Scorsese Directs Self 1990-06-16
Movie Hollywood Mavericks Himself 1990-09-07
Movie Central Park Himself 1989-04-01
Movie The Making of Captain EO himself 1986-09-12
Movie The Making of 'One from the Heart' Himself 1982-08-14
Movie Reverse Angle: New York, March 1982 Self 1982-09-15
Movie Rendez-Vous Video Magazine Himself 1981-01-01
Movie Inside the Coppola Personality Himself 1981-01-01
Movie Apocalypse Now Director of TV Crew (uncredited) 1979-08-15
Series Bitte umblättern Self 1977-04-20
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie The Lion Roars Again Himself 1975-01-01
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 1971-03-01
Movie Filmmaker Himself 1968-12-01
Movie The New Cinema 1968-01-01
Movie War Hunt Army truck driver 1962-05-01
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18