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Francis Ford Coppola

filmmaker , scriptwriter , film producer

Francis Ford Coppola, American film director, film producer, scriptwriter. Recipient Career Golden Lion award, Venice Film Festival, 1992, Bill Wilder award, National Board Review, 1997, Lifetime Achievement award, Director Guild American, 1998, Mary Pickford award, 2001. Member of Directors Guild American Inc.


Coppola, Francis Ford was born on April 7, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Carmine and Italia Coppola.


Bachelor, Hofstra University, 1958. Master of Fine Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968.


Dementia 13 1963, This Property is Condemned 1965, Is Paris Burning? 1966, You’re A Big Boy Now 1967, Finian’s Rainbow 1968, The Rain People 1969, Patton 1971, The Godfather 1972, American Grafitti 1973, The Conversation 1974, The Godfather Part II 1975, The Great Gatsby 1974, The Black Stallion (produced) 1977, Apocalypse Now 1979, One from the Heart 1982, Hammett (produced) 1982, The Escape Artist 1982, The Return of the Black Stallion 1982, Rumble Fish 1983, The Outsiders 1983, The Cotton Club 1984, Peggy Sue Got Married 1986, Gardens of Stone 1986, Life without Zoe 1988, Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1988, The Godfather Part III; theatre direction includes Private Lives, The Visit of the Old Lady, San Francisco Opera Company 1972; Artistic Director Zoetrope Studios since 1969; Cannes Film Founder American Zoetrope, Ltd., San Francisco, since 1968. Public City Magazine, 1975-1976. Owner Niebaum Coppola Estate Winery, Napa Valley, since 1995.

Founder Zoetrope All-Story, since 1997, Blancaneaux Turtle Inn, since 2000.



Member of Directors Guild American Inc.


Married Eleanor Neil. Children: Gian-Carlo(deceased), Roman, Sofia.

Carmine Coppola

Italia Coppola

Eleanor Neil

Gian-Carlo Coppola (deceased)

Roman Coppola

Sofia Coppola