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Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola at Cannes 2001
Born April 7, 1939 (1939-04-07) (age 68)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Spouse(s) Eleanor Jessie Neil (1963-)
Children Gian-Carlo Coppola (1963-1986)
Roman Coppola (b.1965)
Sofia Coppola (b.1971)
Parents Carmine Coppola (1910-1991)
Italia Coppola (1912-2004)

Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Coppola is also a vintner, magazine publisher, and hotelier. He earned an M.F.A. in film directing from the UCLA Film School. He is most renowned for directing the highly regarded Godfather trilogy, The Conversation, and the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Francis_Ford_Coppola(CannesPhotoCall). ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 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Eleanor Coppola, (born Eleanor Jessie Neil on May 4th, 1936 to an Irish-American family in Los Angeles), a former graduate student in Applied Design at UCLA, is the wife of the famed Francis Ford Coppola, and the daughter-in-law of the late Carmine and Italia Coppola. ... Gian-Carlo Coppola (17 September 1963 - 26 May 1986) was the son of famed film director Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor Coppola. ... Roman Coppola is an American film director and music video director. ... Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American film director, actress, producer and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... Carmine Coppola Carmine Coppola (born June 11, 1910 in New York City, died April 26, 1991 in Northridge, CA) was a composer, editor, musical director, and songwriter. ... Italia Pennino Coppola (December 12, 1912-January 20, 2004) is most famous as the matriarch of the Coppola family. ... 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The Conversation is an Academy Award nominated 1974 mystery thriller about audio surveillance, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Teri Garr, and Cindy Williams; it also features an early performance by Harrison Ford and an uncredited appearance from Robert Duvall. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Direction: ... Bram Stokers Dracula is a 1992 horror romance film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Contents

Childhood

Francis Ford Coppola was born to Carmine Coppola (who, at the time, was the first flautist to play with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra) and his wife, Italia, in Detroit, Michigan on April 7, 1939. He was the second of three children (his sister is actress Talia Shire). Two years later, Carmine became the first flautist for the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the family moved to New York City, finding a home in Woodside, Queens, where Francis spent the remainder of his childhood. Talia Shire (born April 25, 1946), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ...


Coppola had Poliomyelitis, or polio, as a boy, leaving him bedridden for large periods of his childhood, and allowing him to indulge his imagination with homemade puppet theater productions. Using his father's 8mm movie camera, he began making movies when he was 10. He studied theatre at Hofstra University prior to earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in film direction from UCLA Film School. There, he made numerous short films. While in UCLA's Film Department, Francis met Jim Morrison, whose music was used later in Apocalypse Now. For other persons named James or Jim Morrison, see James Morrison. ...


Family

Coppola often worked with family members on his films. He cast his two sons in The Godfather as extras during the street fight scene and Don Corleone's funeral; his daughter, Sofia Coppola, appeared in the first and third installments of the series. His sister, Talia Shire, played Connie Corleone in all three Godfather films. His father Carmine, a composer and professional musician, co-wrote much of the music in The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, and Apocalypse Now. His nephew, Nicholas Cage, starred in Coppola's film Peggy Sue Got Married and was featured in Rumble Fish and The Cotton Club. Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American film director, actress, producer and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... Talia Shire (born April 25, 1946), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an American actor. ... Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 comedy / drama film which tells the story of a woman, on the verge of divorce, who finds herself transplanted back to the days of her senior year in high school. ... Rumble Fish is a 1983 film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton (ISBN 0-440-97534-4) who co-wrote the screenplay as well. ... The Cotton Club is a movie, released in 1984, centered around a popular real-life Harlem jazz club in the 1930s, the Cotton Club. ...


His eldest son, Gian-Carlo Coppola, was in the early stages of a film production career when he was killed on May 26, 1986 in a speedboat accident. Coppola's surviving son, Roman Coppola, is a filmmaker and music video director whose filmography includes the feature film CQ and music videos for The Strokes. Gian-Carlo Coppola (17 September 1963 - 26 May 1986) was the son of famed film director Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor Coppola. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Roman Coppola is an American film director and music video director. ... CQ is a 2001 film written and directed by Roman Coppola. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ...


Coppola's daughter, Sofia Coppola, is an Academy Award-winning writer and -nominated director. Her films include the critically-acclaimed films The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation. In 2004, she became the first American woman to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, for Lost in Translation. Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American film director, actress, producer and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Virgin Suicides is the 1993 debut novel by American writer Jeffrey Eugenides. ... It has been suggested that Lost on Location be merged into this article or section. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ...


Other famous members of Coppola's family include his nephews, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman. Jason Schwartzman has starred in several films, such as Rushmore and Slackers, while his brother, Robert Schwartzman, is the lead singer in the band Rooney and has made small appearances in several films, including his cousin's The Virgin Suicides. Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor and musician. ... Robert Carmine (previously Robert Schartzman) is the lead singer of the rock band Rooney. ... Rushmore may refer to: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, USA Rushmore, Minnesota, USA Rushmore, a 1998 motion picture This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Slackers is a 2002 movie with Devon Sawa, Jaime King, and Jason Schwartzman. ... Rooney can refer to: Rooney, a five-member band from Los Angeles signed to Geffen Records. ... The Virgin Suicides is the 1993 debut novel by American writer Jeffrey Eugenides. ...


In recent years, Coppola, with his family, has expanded his business ventures to include winemaking in California's Napa Valley at the Rubicon Estate Winery in Rutherford, California. His company, Francis Ford Coppola Presents, owns a winery in Geyserville, Sonoma County, California. The company also produces a line of pastas and pasta sauces, and it owns several cafes and resorts. Winemakers often use carboys like these to ferment smaller quantities of wine Winemaking, or vinification, is the process of wine production, from the selection of grapes to the bottling of finished wine. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Napa County is in north-central California Napa Valley is most famous for its wine. ... Main fountains at the Rubicon Estate Winery The Rubicon Estate Winery (formerly Niebaum-Coppola) is located in Rutherford, CA (Napa Valley), on a portion of the historic property first acquired in 1879 by a Finnish Sea Captain Gustave Niebaum, founder of the Inglenook Winery. ... Rutherford is an unincorporated community in Napa County, California, United States. ... Francis Ford Coppola Presents is a lifestyle brand created by Francis Ford Coppola, under which he markets goods from companies he owns or controls. ... Geyserville is an unincorporated community in Sonoma County, California, USA. Located in the Wine Country, it is noted by tourists for its restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, and wineries. ... Sonoma County is a county located on Californias Pacific coast north of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


1960s

Partnership with Roger Corman

In the early 1960s, Coppola started his professional career making low-budget films with Roger Corman and writing screenplays. His first notable motion picture was made for Corman, the low-budget Dementia 13. After graduating to mainstream motion pictures with You're a Big Boy Now, Coppola was offered the reins of the movie version of the Broadway musical Finian's Rainbow, starring Petula Clark, in her first American film, and veteran Fred Astaire. Producer Jack Warner was nonplussed by Coppola's shaggy-haired, bearded, "hippie" appearance and generally left him to his own devices. He took his cast to the Napa Valley for much of the outdoor shooting, but these scenes were in sharp contrast to those obviously filmed on a Hollywood soundstage, resulting in a disjointed look to the film. Dealing with outdated material at a time when the popularity of film musicals was already on the downslide, Coppola's end result was only semi-successful, but his work with Clark no doubt contributed to her Golden Globe Best Actress nomination. During this period, Coppola lived for a time with his wife and growing family in Mandeville Canyon in Brentwood, California, according to author Peter Biskind in Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (Touchstone Books, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1998). Roger Corman Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926), sometimes nicknamed King of the Bs for his output of B-movies (though he himself rejects this appelation as inaccurate), is a prolific American producer and director of low-budget exploitation movies. ... Dementia 13 is a horror thriller released in 1963 by American International Pictures, starring William Campbell, Patrick Magee, and Luana Anders. ... Youre a Big Boy Now was a 1966 film with Geraldine Page, Julie Harris and Karen Black, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on a novel by David Benedictus. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Finians Rainbow is a 1968 American movie musical. ... Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932), is an English singer, actress and composer best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... This article is about Jack Warner, the head of Warner Brothers. ... Napa County is in north-central California Napa Valley is most famous for its wine. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... This article is about the neighborhood in Los Angeles. ...


1970s

Early 1970s

In 1971, Coppola won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Patton. However, his name as a filmmaker was made as the co-writer and director of The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), and The Godfather Part II (1974). In between directing the Godfather films, Coppola wrote the screenplay for the critically and commercially unsuccessful 1974 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, which was directed by Jack Clayton and starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Coppola also produced George Lucas's breakthrough film, American Graffiti, which was released in 1973. Also during this period, Coppola invested in San Francisco's City Magazine, hired an all-new staff, including mob daughter and writer Susan Berman, and named himself publisher. Although critically acclaimed, the magazine was short lived. The magazine floundered until 1976 when Coppola published its last issue.[1] Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Patton (UK: Patton: Lust for Glory) is a 1970 epic biographical film which tells the story of General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, and Karl Michael Vogler. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Conversation is an Academy Award nominated 1974 mystery thriller about audio surveillance, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Teri Garr, and Cindy Williams; it also features an early performance by Harrison Ford and an uncredited appearance from Robert Duvall. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Film adaptation is the transfer of a written work to a feature film. ... Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American Jazz Age author of novels and short stories. ... This article is about the novel. ... The Great Gatsby is a 1974 film made by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. ... Jack Clayton (March 1, 1921–February 26, 1995) was a British film director who specialised in bringing literary works to the screen. ... Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow on February 9, 1945) is an American actress. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Susan Berman (1945 - 2000), author, was murdered execution-style with a 9-millimeter hand gun, on Christmas Eve 2000 in Benedict Canyon. ...


The Godfather and The Godfather Part II

This section covered in greater detail in The Godfather

In 1972, The Godfather was released to critical acclaim and huge commercial success. Directed by Coppola and adapted by Coppola and Mario Puzo from Puzo's bestselling novel, The Godfather follows the story of the Corleone crime family during the 1940s and 50s. The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor for Marlon Brando. Coppola himself was awarded Best Adapted Screenplay, along with Mario Puzo, and was nominated for Best Director. This article is about the 1972 film. ... Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author known for his novels about the Mafia, especially The Godfather (1969). ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


In 1974 the highly anticipated sequel The Godfather Part II was released. Again directed and co-written by Coppola, the second film follows the story of the Corleone family under Michael Corleone throughout the 1950s and 60s, intercut with sequences depicting Vito Corleone as young man and his subsequent rise to power. The sequel was equally as successful commercially as the first film and received much critical praise. It became the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture; it also earned Coppola Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay while winning three other awards and earning five other nominations. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Corleone is a fictional character and protagonist in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ... Vito Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppolas trilogy of films based on it. ...


The Conversation

In between The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, Coppola directed The Conversation, the story of a paranoid wiretapping and surveillance expert (played by Gene Hackman) who finds himself caught up in a possible murder plot. The Conversation was released to theaters in 1974 and was also nominated for Best Picture, competing against The Godfather Part II; Coppola became one of the few directors to have two films competing for the Best Picture Oscar since the annual number of nominees was reduced to five in 1945.[2] While The Godfather Part II won the Oscar, The Conversation won the 1974 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Eugene Allen Gene Hackman[1] (born January 30, 1930) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ...


Apocalypse Now

This section covered in greater detail in: Apocalypse Now.

Following the success of The Godfather, The Conversation and The Godfather Part II, Coppola began filming Apocalypse Now, an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness set in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Before production of the film began, Coppola went to his mentor Roger Corman for advice about shooting in the Philippines, since Corman had filmed several pictures there. It was said that all the advice Corman offered Coppola was "Don't go". The production of the film was plagued by numerous problems, including typhoons, nervous breakdowns, the firing of Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen's heart attack, and an unprepared Marlon Brando with a bloated appearance (which Coppola attempted to hide by shooting him in the shadows). It was delayed so often it was nicknamed Apocalypse Whenever. The film was equally lauded and hated by critics when it finally appeared in 1979, and the cost of production nearly bankrupted Coppola's nascent studio American Zoetrope. The film was selected at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival and was named Golden Palm winner, such as The Tin Drum, directed by Volker Schlöndorff Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... // Joseph Conrad (born Teodor Józef Konrad NaÅ‚Ä™cz-Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-born novelist who spent most of his adult life in Britain. ... For other uses, see Heart of Darkness (disambiguation). ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... American Zoetrope is the name of the studios founded by Francis Ford Coppola, named after a collection of zoetropes he was given in the late 1960s by filmmaker and collector of early motion picture making equipment, Mogens Skot-Hansen. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Tin Drum (German: Die Blechtrommel) is a 1978 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Günter Grass. ... Volker Schlondorff Volker Schlöndorff (born in Wiesbaden, Germany on March 31, 1939) is a Berlin-based German filmmaker. ...


However, like Citizen Kane, its reputation has grown in time and Apocalypse Now is regarded by many as a masterpiece of the New Hollywood era. Roger Ebert considers it to be the finest film on the Vietnam war and included it on his list for the 2002 Sight and Sound poll for the greatest movie of all time. Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... New Hollywood or post-classical Hollywood refers to the brief time between roughly 1967 (Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate) and 1982 (One from the Heart) when a new generation of young filmmakers came to prominence in America, drastically changing not only the way Hollywood films were produced and marketed, but... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Sight and Sound is a British monthly magazine about film. ...


The 1991 documentary film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, directed by Eleanor Coppola (Francis's wife), Fax Bahr, and George Hickenlooper, chronicles the difficulties the crew went through making Apocalypse Now, and features behind the scenes footage filmed by Eleanor. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Eleanor Coppola, (born Eleanor Jessie Neil on May 4th, 1936 to an Irish-American family in Los Angeles), a former graduate student in Applied Design at UCLA, is the wife of the famed Francis Ford Coppola, and the daughter-in-law of the late Carmine and Italia Coppola. ... George Hickenlooper (born May 15, 1965 in St. ...


After filming Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola famously stated:

"We were in the jungle, there were too many of us, we had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little, we went insane."

In 2001, Coppola re-released Apocalypse Now as Apocalypse Now Redux, restoring several sequences lost from the original 1979 cut of the film thereby expanding its length to 200 minutes. Apocalypse Now Redux is an extended, definitive version of Apocalypse Now. ...


1980s

Napoléon Restoration and One from the Heart

This section covered in greater detail in Napoléon Restorations.

Despite the setbacks and ill health Coppola suffered during the making of Apocalypse Now, he kept up with film projects, presenting in 1981 a restoration of the 1927 film Napoléon that was edited and released in the United States by American Zoetrope. However it wasn't until the experimental musical One from the Heart (1982) that he returned to directing. Unfortunately, that film was a huge financial failure, although it developed a cult following in later years. Napoléon is an epic (1927) silent French film directed by Abel Gance that tells the story of the rise of Napoleon I of France. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Napoléon is an epic (1927) silent French film directed by Abel Gance that tells the story of the rise of Napoleon I of France. ... One from the Heart is a 1982 musical film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...

Coppola in 2007.
Coppola in 2007.

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The Outsiders

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In 1982, he directed The Outsiders, a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. Coppola credited his inspiration for making the film to a suggestion from middle school students who had read the novel. The Outsiders is notable for being the breakout film for a number of young actors who would go on to become major stars. These included major roles for Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, and C. Thomas Howell. Others rising stars in the cast include Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, and Tom Cruise. Matt Dillon and several others also starred in Coppola's related film, Rumble Fish, which was also based on a S.E. Hinton novel and filmed at the same time as The Outsiders on-location in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Carmine Coppola wrote and edited the musical score, including the title song "Stay Gold", which was based upon a famous Robert Frost poem and performed for the movie by Stevie Wonder. The Outsiders is a Great adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton, and was made in 1983 by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The Outsiders is a Great adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton, and was made in 1983 by Francis Ford Coppola. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The Outsiders is a novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press. ... Susan Eloise Hinton (born July 22, 1948) is an American author of novels for young adults. ... Matthew Raymond Matt Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... This article is about the actor. ... Christopher Thomas Howell (born December 7, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actor. ... Patrick Wayne Swayze (born August 18, 1952) is an American dancer, actor, singer and songwriter. ... For other persons named Robert Lowe, see Robert Lowe (disambiguation). ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Rumble Fish is a 1983 film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton (ISBN 0-440-97534-4) who co-wrote the screenplay as well. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ...


Captain Eo

In 1986 Coppola, with George Lucas, directed the Michael Jackson film for Disney theme parks, Captain Eo, which at the time was the most expensive film per minute ever made. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Disney redirects here. ... Captain EO (alternately, Captain Eo) is a 3-D film which was formerly shown in Disney theme parks. ...


1990s

The Godfather Part III

In 1990 he completed the Godfather series with The Godfather Part III which, while not as critically acclaimed as the first two movies, was still a box office success. Some reviewers criticized the casting of Coppola's daughter Sofia, who stepped into a role abandoned by Winona Ryder just as filming began. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Godfather Part III (1990) is the third and final film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. ... Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American film director, actress, producer and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... Winona Ryder (born October 29, 1971) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ...


Zoetrope All Story

In 1997, Coppola founded Zoetrope All-Story, a flashy literary magazine that publishes short stories. The magazine has published fiction by T.C. Boyle and Amy Bloom and essays by David Mamet, Steven Spielberg, and Salman Rushdie. Since its founding, the magazine has grown in reputation to become one of the premier American journals of literary fiction. Coppola serves as founding editor and publisher of All-Story. The quarterly fiction magazine founded and published by Francis Ford Coppola. ... A literary magazine is a periodical devoted to literature in a broad sense. ... This article is in need of attention. ... T. Coraghessan Boyle (T.C. Boyle, born Thomas John Boyle on December 2, 1948) is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... Amy Bloom (b. ... David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and film director. ... Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (Devanagari : अख़्मद सल्मान रश्दी Nastaliq:; born 19 June 1947) is an Indian-British novelist and essayist. ... Literary fiction is a somewhat uneasy term that has come into common usage since around 1970, principally to distinguish serious fiction from the many types of genre fiction and popular fiction. ...


Career: Present

He co-owns the Rubicon restaurant along with fellow San Franciscan Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ...


Coppola serves as "Honorary Consul H. E. Ambassador Francis Ford Coppola."[3] for the Central American nation of Belize in San Francisco, California. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


In November 2005, Coppola took part as a special guest at the 46th International Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece. The International Thessaloniki Film Festival is the Balkans primary showcase for the work of new and emerging filmmakers and leading film artists in the region and beyond. ...


The director is currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also spends quite a good time in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is setting a subsidiary of his production company, in support of the film he is planning to start shooting on this location in 2008. Bay Area redirects here. ...


Selected filmography

Director

Year Film
1960 Battle Beyond the Sun
1962 The Bellboy and the Playgirls
Tonight for Sure
1963 The Terror
Dementia 13
1966 You're a Big Boy Now
1968 Finian's Rainbow
1969 The Rain People
1972 The Godfather
1974 The Conversation
The Godfather Part II
1979 Apocalypse Now
1982 One from the Heart
1983 The Outsiders
Rumble Fish
1984 The Cotton Club
1986 Captain EO
Peggy Sue Got Married
1987 Gardens of Stone
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
1989 New York Stories
1990 The Godfather Part III
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula
1996 Jack
1997 The Rainmaker
2007 Youth Without Youth
2009 Tetro

Writer See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... Battle Beyond the Sun is a 1960 science fiction film by M. Karzhukov, Aleksandr Kozyr, and Thomas Colchart. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... The Bellboy and the Playgirls is a 1962 film by Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Umgelter, and Jack Hill. ... Tonight For Sure is a 1962 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... The Terror could refer to: The Terror, a 1963 comedy-horror film starring Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson and directed by Roger Corman. ... Dementia 13 is a horror thriller released in 1963 by American International Pictures, starring William Campbell, Patrick Magee, and Luana Anders. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... Youre a Big Boy Now was a 1966 film with Geraldine Page, Julie Harris and Karen Black, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on a novel by David Benedictus. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... Finians Rainbow is a 1968 American movie musical. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... The Rain People is a 1969 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... This article is about the 1972 film. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... The Conversation is an Academy Award nominated 1974 mystery thriller about audio surveillance, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Teri Garr, and Cindy Williams; it also features an early performance by Harrison Ford and an uncredited appearance from Robert Duvall. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... One from the Heart is a 1982 musical film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... The Outsiders is a Great adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton, and was made in 1983 by Francis Ford Coppola. ... Rumble Fish is a 1983 film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton (ISBN 0-440-97534-4) who co-wrote the screenplay as well. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... The Cotton Club is a movie, released in 1984, centered around a popular real-life Harlem jazz club in the 1930s, the Cotton Club. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Captain EO (alternately, Captain Eo) is a 3-D film which was formerly shown in Disney theme parks. ... Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 comedy / drama film which tells the story of a woman, on the verge of divorce, who finds herself transplanted back to the days of her senior year in high school. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Gardens of Stone is a 1987 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Tucker: The Man and his Dream is a 1988 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges which tells the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to produce and market the Tucker 48. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... New York Stories is an anthology film which was released in the USA in March 1989. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... The Godfather Part III (1990) is the third and final film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Bram Stokers Dracula is a 1992 horror romance film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Jack is a 1996 film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, and Bill Cosby, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... The Rainmaker is a 1956 film which tells the story of a middle-aged woman, suffering from unrequited love for the local town sheriff, who falls for a con man who comes to town with the promise that he can make it rain. ... Amputee boxer Baxter Humby, as Spider-Man, throws a computer-generated punch through the chest of Sandman, portrayed by Thomas Haden Church 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several... Youth Without Youth is a 2007 film by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novella of the same name by Romanian author Mircea Eliade. ... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... Tetro is an upcoming (expected 2009) film by Francis Ford Coppola. ...

Year Film
1962 The Bellboy and the Playgirls
Tonight for Sure
1963 The Haunted Palace
Dementia 13
1966 This Property Is Condemned
Is Paris Burning?
You're a Big Boy Now
1969 The Rain People
1970 Patton
1972 The Godfather
1974 The Great Gatsby
The Conversation
The Godfather Part II
1979 Apocalypse Now
1982 One from the Heart
1983 Rumble Fish
1984 The Cotton Club
1986 Captain EO
1989 New York Stories
1990 The Godfather Part III
1997 The Rainmaker
2007 Youth Without Youth
2009 Tetro

// Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... The Bellboy and the Playgirls is a 1962 film by Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Umgelter, and Jack Hill. ... Tonight For Sure is a 1962 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... For the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, see The Haunted Palace (poem) The Haunted Palace is a 1963 horror film directed by Roger Corman and featuring Vincent Price. ... Dementia 13 is a horror thriller released in 1963 by American International Pictures, starring William Campbell, Patrick Magee, and Luana Anders. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... This 1966 love story starred Robert Redford and Natalie Wood in a Tennessee Williams tale. ... Is Paris Burning? (French: Paris brûle-t-il ?) is a 1966 French-American film dealing with the 1944 liberation of Paris by Allied forces. ... Youre a Big Boy Now was a 1966 film with Geraldine Page, Julie Harris and Karen Black, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on a novel by David Benedictus. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... The Rain People is a 1969 film by Francis Ford Coppola. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... Patton (UK: Patton: Lust for Glory) is a 1970 epic biographical film which tells the story of General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, and Karl Michael Vogler. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... This article is about the 1972 film. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... The Great Gatsby is a 1974 film made by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. ... The Conversation is an Academy Award nominated 1974 mystery thriller about audio surveillance, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Teri Garr, and Cindy Williams; it also features an early performance by Harrison Ford and an uncredited appearance from Robert Duvall. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... One from the Heart is a 1982 musical film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Rumble Fish is a 1983 film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton (ISBN 0-440-97534-4) who co-wrote the screenplay as well. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... The Cotton Club is a movie, released in 1984, centered around a popular real-life Harlem jazz club in the 1930s, the Cotton Club. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Captain EO (alternately, Captain Eo) is a 3-D film which was formerly shown in Disney theme parks. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... New York Stories is an anthology film which was released in the USA in March 1989. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... The Godfather Part III (1990) is the third and final film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... The Rainmaker is a 1956 film which tells the story of a middle-aged woman, suffering from unrequited love for the local town sheriff, who falls for a con man who comes to town with the promise that he can make it rain. ... Amputee boxer Baxter Humby, as Spider-Man, throws a computer-generated punch through the chest of Sandman, portrayed by Thomas Haden Church 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several... Youth Without Youth is a 2007 film by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novella of the same name by Romanian author Mircea Eliade. ... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... Tetro is an upcoming (expected 2009) film by Francis Ford Coppola. ...

See also

The following is a list of personalities that have made a contribution to the wine industry. ... The Coppola family consists of several famous American filmmakers, musicians and actors of Italian descent. ... American Zoetrope is the name of the studios founded by Francis Ford Coppola, named after a collection of zoetropes he was given in the late 1960s by filmmaker and collector of early motion picture making equipment, Mogens Skot-Hansen. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Citizen Coppola
  2. ^ This had previously been accomplished seven times, by six different directors, between 1937 and 1943, when the Academy announced ten nominees yearly. Coppola's feat would later be matched by Herbert Ross in 1978, with The Goodbye Girl and The Turning Point, and Steven Soderbergh in 2001, with Erin Brockovich and Traffic.
  3. ^ Belize Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Consulate of Belize United States of America, California (San Francisco)

Herbert David Ross (May 13, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York - October 9, 2001 in New York City), also known as Herb Ross, was a prolific film director, producer, choreographer and actor from the 1950s to the 1990s. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. ... The Turning Point (1977) was written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and Oscar-winning director. ... This article refers to an individual by the name of Erin Brockovich. ... Traffic is an award-winning 2000 crime/drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. ...

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Awards
Preceded by
William Friedkin
for The French Connection
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
1973
for The Godfather
Succeeded by
William Friedkin
for The Exorcist
Preceded by
Jerry Schatzberg
for Scarecrow and Alan Bridges for The Hireling
Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival
1974
for The Conversation
Succeeded by
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
for Chronicle of the Years of Fire
Preceded by
George Roy Hill
for The Sting
Academy Award for Best Director
1974
for The Godfather Part II
Succeeded by
Miloš Forman
for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Preceded by
Ermanno Olmi
for The Tree of Wooden Clogs
Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival
1979
for Apocalypse Now (tied with Volker Schlöndorff for The Tin Drum)
Succeeded by
Akira Kurosawa
for Kagemusha and Bob Fosse
for All That Jazz
Preceded by
Alan Parker
for Midnight Express
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
1979
for Apocalypse Now
Succeeded by
Akira Kurosawa
for Kagemusha
Preceded by
Michael Cimino
for The Deer Hunter
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
1980
for Apocalypse Now
Succeeded by
Robert Redford
for Ordinary People
Persondata
NAME Coppola, Francis Ford
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Director, producer, screenwriter
DATE OF BIRTH April 7, 1939 (1939-04-07) (age 68)
PLACE OF BIRTH Detroit, Michigan, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

 
 

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