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Francis Ford Coppola

1939-04-07 Detroit, Michigan, USA

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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


Dare la vita - Conversazione con Francis Ford Coppola 2021-08-07
Indiana Jones : à la recherche de l'âge d'or perdu Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2021-05-07
Wim Wenders, Desperado Self 2020-07-16
Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back Himself 2019-11-10
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Himself 2019-03-22
Francis Ford Coppola's Live Cinema Himself 2018-01-10
American Dream: Detroit 2018-05-01
Godfather I 2018-01-29
Friedkin Uncut Himself 2018-11-05
Behind the Scenes Self 2017-04-22
Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Himself 2017-02-01
Five Came Back Self 2017-03-31
Jaime Lerner - Uma História de Sonhos 2016-09-08
The Family Whistle Himself 2016-05-19
Listen to Me Marlon Himself (archive footage) 2015-07-29
Henri Langlois vu par... Self 2014-01-01
Palo Alto The Judge (uncredited/voice) 2014-05-09
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto Himself 2014-05-28
Marlon Brando, un acteur nommé désir Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-09-20
Twixt: A Documentary Himself 2013-07-23
Trespassing Bergman Himself 2013-08-28
Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Seduced and Abandoned Self 2013-05-20
The Godfather Legacy Himself 2012-07-12
The People vs. George Lucas Himself (archive footage) 2010-03-14
Sodankylä ikuisesti: Elokuvan vuosisata Self 2010-08-05
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Himself 2009-01-16
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't Himself 2008-06-03
The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped Himself 2008-09-23
Les derniers jours de Marlon Brando Himself (archive Footage) 2008-03-01
Emulsional Rescue: Revealing 'The Godfather' Self 2008-09-23
Method and Madness: Visualizing 'Dracula' himself 2007-10-02
Lights, Action, Music 2007-08-06
In Camera: The Naïve Visual Effects of 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' himself 2007-10-02
The Costumes Are the Sets: The Design of Eiko Ishioka Self 2007-10-02
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino Himself 2007-06-19
Fog City Mavericks Himself 2007-10-24
The Blood Is the Life: The Making of 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' himself 2007-10-08
The Making of Marie Antoinette Self 2007-07-02
The Godfather and the Mob (archive footage) 2006-04-25
Tying the Knot Self 2004-10-01
Artifact from the Future: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 2004-08-14
A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope Himself 2004-09-14
A Decade Under the Influence Self 2003-04-25
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig Himself 2003-09-07
The Kid Stays in the Picture Himself (archive footage) 2002-08-16
Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal Self 2001-08-21
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
The Making of The Virgin Suicides 2000-12-19
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor Himself 1999-01-01
Coppola, un hombre y sus sueños Himself 1999-02-22
The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself 1998-09-15
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself 1995-05-21
Marlon Brando: The Wild One Himself 1994-08-11
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein Himself 1994-10-25
The World of Jim Henson Self 1994-11-23
Making 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' Himself 1992-12-31
Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies. Self 1992-01-01
Writing with Light: Vittorio Storaro himself 1992-01-01
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself 1991-09-06
Martin Scorsese Directs Self 1990-06-16
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside Himself 1990-07-12
Hollywood Mavericks Himself 1990-09-07
Central Park Himself 1989-04-01
The Making of Captain EO himself 1986-09-12
The Making of 'One from the Heart' Himself 1982-08-14
Reverse Angle: Ein Brief aus New York Self 1982-09-15
Rendez-Vous Video Magazine Himself 1981-01-01
Inside the Coppola Personality Himself 1981-01-01
Apocalypse Now Director of TV Crew (uncredited) 1979-08-15
The Lion Roars Again Himself 1975-01-01
Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' Himself 1971-03-01
The New Cinema 1968-01-01
Filmmaker Himself 1968-12-01
War Hunt Army Truck Driver (uncredited) 1962-05-01
Art Never Sleeps Himself
A Conversation with Martin Scorsese & Francis Ford Coppola Self
A Conversation with Martin Sheen Self