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Francis Ford Coppola

Born: Apr 7, 1939

Birthplace: Detroit

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: Italy

Francis Ford Coppola

Date of Birth : Apr 7, 1939
Birth Place : Detroit

Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In 1970, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer, with Edmund H. North, of Patton. 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 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.

Profession


  • Film Producer
  • Film director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Television producer
  • Film Editor
  • Television director

Also known as


  • Science
  • Mom & Dad
  • Ichabod

Parents


  • Carmine Coppola
  • Italia Coppola

Spouse


  • Eleanor Coppola

Children


  • Roman Coppola
  • Sofia Coppola
  • Gian-Carlo Coppola

Awards Won


  • Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Academy Award for Best Director
  • Palme d''Or
  • Golden Lion
  • Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
  • Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • American Society of Cinematographers Board of the Governors Award
  • David di Donatello for Best Foreign Producer
  • Fotogramas de Plata Award for Best Foreign Film
  • Satellite Mary Pickford Award
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director
  • David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Drama
  • David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director
  • DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
  • Saturn Award for Best Director
  • London Film Critics'' Circle Award for Film of the Year
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Film
  • DGA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Director
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • BAFTA Award for Best Direction
  • Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
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