Francis Ford Coppola

Birthday:

04/07/1939

Place of birth:

Detroit, Michigan, USA:

Biography:

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



Credits

Friedkin Uncut (2018)
as
American Dream: Detroit (2018)
as
Spielberg (2017)
as Himself
Five Came Back (2017)
as Himself
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017)
as Himself
Jaime Lerner - Uma História de Sonhos (2016)
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The Family Whistle (2016)
as Himself
Listen to Me Marlon (2015)
as Himself
Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto (2014)
as Himself
Trespassing Bergman (2013)
as Himself
Seduced and Abandoned (2013)
as Himself
Milius (2013)
as Himself
The Godfather Legacy (2012)
as Himself
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
as Himself (archive footage)
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
as Himself
Fog City Mavericks (2007)
as Himself
The Godfather and the Mob (2006)
as (archive footage)
A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope (2004)
as Himself
Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' (2004)
as Himself
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
as Himself
The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
as Himself
Coppola, un hombre y sus sueños (1999)
as Himself
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999)
as Himself
The Making of 'American Graffiti' (1998)
as Himself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)
as Himself
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein (1994)
as Himself
Writing with Light: Vittorio Storaro (1992)
as himself
Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies. (1992)
as Himself
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
as Himself
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990)
as Himself
Martin Scorsese Directs (1990)
as Himself
Central Park (1990)
as Himself
The Making of Captain EO (1986)
as himself
Reverse Angle: Ein Brief aus New York (1982)
as Himself
Inside the Coppola Personality (1981)
as Himself
Rendez-Vous Video Magazine (1981)
as Himself
Apocalypse Now (1979)
as Director of TV Crew (uncredited)
Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' (1971)
as Himself
Filmmaker (1968)
as Himself
The New Cinema (1968)
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War Hunt (1962)
as Army truck driver
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael ()
as Himself
The Bling Ring (2013)
Executive Producer
On the Road (2012)
Executive Producer
Twixt (2011)
Director
Twixt (2011)
Producer
Twixt (2011)
Screenplay
Twixt (2011)
Story
Somewhere (2010)
Executive Producer
Tetro (2009)
Director
Tetro (2009)
Producer
Tetro (2009)
Screenplay
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Director
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Producer
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Screenplay
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Executive Producer
Kinsey (2004)
Executive Producer
Lost in Translation (2003)
Thanks
Lost in Translation (2003)
Producer
Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Executive Producer
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Executive Producer
The Virgin Suicides (2000)
Producer
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Executive Producer
Lani Loa: The Passage (1998)
Executive Producer
The Rainmaker (1997)
Director
The Rainmaker (1997)
Screenplay
Jack (1996)
Director
Jack (1996)
Producer
My Family (1995)
Executive Producer
Frankenstein (1994)
Producer
Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
Producer
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Thanks
The Secret Garden (1993)
Executive Producer
Dracula (1992)
Director
Dracula (1992)
Producer
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Director
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Producer
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Screenplay
New York Stories (1989)
Director
New York Stories (1989)
Writer
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Director
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Executive Producer
Barfly (1987)
Presenter
Lionheart (1987)
Executive Producer
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Director
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Executive Producer
Rip Van Winkle (1987)
Director
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Director
Captain EO (1986)
Director
Captain EO (1986)
Writer
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Executive Producer
The Cotton Club (1984)
Director
The Cotton Club (1984)
Screenplay
Rumble Fish (1983)
Director
Rumble Fish (1983)
Screenplay
The Outsiders (1983)
Director
Hammett (1982)
Executive Producer
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Executive Producer
One from the Heart (1982)
Director
One from the Heart (1982)
Writer
影武者 (1980)
Executive Producer
The Black Stallion (1979)
Executive Producer
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Director
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Producer
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Music
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Screenplay
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Director
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Producer
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Screenplay
The Conversation (1974)
Director
The Conversation (1974)
Producer
The Conversation (1974)
Screenplay
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Screenplay
American Graffiti (1973)
Producer
Paper Moon (1973)
Executive Producer
The Godfather (1972)
Director
The Godfather (1972)
Screenplay
The People (1972)
Executive Producer
THX 1138 (1971)
Executive Producer
Patton (1970)
Screenplay
Patton (1970)
Screenstory
The Rain People (1969)
Director
The Rain People (1969)
Writer
Finian's Rainbow (1968)
Director
Paris brûle-t-il? (1966)
Screenplay
You're a Big Boy Now (1966)
Director
You're a Big Boy Now (1966)
Writer
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Screenplay
Dementia 13 (1963)
Director
Dementia 13 (1963)
Writer
Tonight for Sure (1962)
Director
Tonight for Sure (1962)
Writer
The Premature Burial (1962)
Assistant Director
The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
Director
The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
Writer
Battle Beyond the Sun (1959)
Director