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Francis Ford Coppola
Actor, director and producer
Born  April 7, 1939
Place:  Detroit ,  USA
His father: Composer and Musician Carmine Coppola
His mother: an actress

Francis Ford Coppola grew in a neighborhood of new York  in the breast of an italian-american family.

Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from  Hofstra University , and did graduate work at UCLA in filmmaking

His daughter Sofia Coppola is also an actress and director.

Francis Ford Coppola is the uncle of Nicolas Cage, Christophe Coppola, Marc Coppola and Jason Schwartzman.

Francis suffered from poliomyelitis at the age of 10, losing thus the use of his left arm..

Francis Ford Coppola directed his first movies in 8 mm.  And later he entered the UCLA ( University  of California ,  Los Angeles )

1969 Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas found “American Zoetrope”, a movies production company, based in  San Francisco .

1972 Coppola’s film The Godfather became one of the most important movies in history. He won an Oscar for writing the screenplay with Mario Puzo.

The film was also a  Best   Picture   Academy  Award-winner, and also brought Coppola a Best Director Oscar nomination

1979 Francis Ford Coppola won his second Palme d’Or in  Cannes , as the director of Apocalypse

1986 His son Giovanni died in a boating accident.

1996 Francis Ford Coppola was the president of the jury at the 49 International Film Festival of Cannes .

2005  Francis Ford Coppola’s San Francisco-based American Zoetrope Productions closed in December 2004. The production center, founded as an alternative to commercial  Hollywood , was co-created in 1969 by Coppola, the “Godfather” director; George Lucas, the “Star Wars” director; and Walter Murch, an award-winning sound designer. It is expected to reopen under the name ZAP Productions, focusing on DVD production.


2011 On the Road
2011 Twixt Now and Sunrise
2010 Somewhere
2009 Tetro
2007 Youth Without Youth – Director
2003 Megalopolis
2003 My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
2002 Assassination Tango productor
2001 No Such Thing
2001 Pumpkin
2001 Jeepers Creepers
2001 Cq productor
2000 Supernova
1999 Sleepy Hollow
1999 Goosed
1999 The Third Miracle
1999 Virgin Suicides
1999 Florentine
1998 Lanai-Loa
1997 Rainmaker director
1997 Buddy
1996 Jack
1995 Haunted
1995 My Family
1992 Dracula
1990 The Godfather: Part III
1989 New York Stories director
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
1987Gardens of Stone
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married
1986 Captain Eo
1984 Cotton Club
1983 Rumble Fish
1983 Outsiders
1982 One from the Heart
1979 Apocalypse Now
1975 The Godfather: Part II
1972 The Godfather
1969 Rain People
1968 Finian’s Rainbow
1966 You’re a Big Boy Now
1963 Dementia 13 director
1963 Terror
1962 Playgirls and the
1961 Tonight for Sure
1960 Nebo zovyot