Francis Ford Coppola

7 Apr 1939

Producer, Director, Writer, Actor

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.

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Filmography (44 titles)

(movie, 2012)
···Twixt
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2012)
···On the Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2009)
···Tetro
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2007)
···Youth Without Youth
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···Marie Antoinette
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Producer
(movie, 2004)
···Kinsey
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2003)
7.3Lost in Translation
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2003)
···Jeepers Creepers 2
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2001)
···Jeepers Creepers
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2000)
···Supernova
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1999)
···Sleepy Hollow
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Producer
(movie, 1999)
···The Virgin Suicides
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 1998)
···Moby Dick
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Foreign
Role: Producer
(movie, 1997)
···The Rainmaker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1996)
···Jack
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1994)
···Frankenstein
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 1994)
···Don Juan DeMarco
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 1993)
···The Secret Garden
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Role: Producer
(movie, 1992)
9.0Dracula
Genre: Romance, Horror
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1990)
7.8The Godfather: Part III
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1989)
···New York Stories
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···Peggy Sue Got Married
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Director
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Producer
(movie, 1984)
···The Cotton Club
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1983)
···Rumble Fish
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1983)
···The Outsiders
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···One from the Heart
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1980)
···影武者
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Role: Producer
(movie, 1979)
···The Black Stallion
Genre: Adventure, Family
Role: Producer
(movie, 1979)
8.5Apocalypse Now
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1974)
···The Godfather: Part II
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1974)
···The Conversation
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1974)
···The Great Gatsby
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Writer
(movie, 1973)
···American Graffiti
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 1972)
···The Godfather
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1971)
···THX 1138
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
Role: Producer
(movie, 1970)
···Patton
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Writer
(movie, 1969)
···The Rain People
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1968)
···Finian's Rainbow
Genre: Music, Romance, Family, Fantasy
Role: Director
(movie, 1966)
···Paris brûle-t-il?
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Writer
(movie, 1966)
···This Property Is Condemned
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Writer
(movie, 1966)
···You're a Big Boy Now
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1962)
···War Hunt
Genre: Action, War
Role: Actor (as Army truck driver)