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Francis Ford Coppola

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Net worth 2018: $300 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Detroit
Country: United States
BirthDay: 7 April 1939
Sigh: Taurus
Height: 1.82 m
Education: BA Drama, Hofstra University (1960), MFA, University of California at Los Angeles (1967),

Francis Ford Coppola was bornon 7 April 1939 in Detroit, American. Francis Ford Coppola is a famous American filmmaker, director, producer and a screenwriter. He is the reason behind the iconic change brought into the cinema with epics like ‘The Godfather’, ‘The Godfather Part II’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’. Coppola is known for his imaginative creativity when it comes to writing and artistic precision when it comes to direction. He started out his filmmaking career while he was still a student at the UCLA Film School. He made a few noticeable movies before finally getting his hands on the epic ‘The Godfather’, a movie with which he revolutionized the gangster cinema. He was reluctant to direct a movie like that as he did not want to ruin the image of Sicily, but he took up the challenge and won several Academy Awards for it. With the same experimental streak, he made the Vietnam War based movie ‘Apocalypse Now’ and gained fair acclaim for it. The most glorious era of Coppola’s film career is considered to be the 70s as the decades of 80s and 90s brought too many creative and commercial disappointments his way. Coppola’s daughter and son, Sofia and Roman, are both well-known filmmakers from Hollywood. Not only an actor, he is also a successful businessman –– he owns a winery, a restaurant, lifestyle resorts, etc.


$300 Million


Coppola’s last two movies, ‘Tetro (2009)’––a movie based in Argentina and ‘Twixt (2011)’––starring Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, failed to impress the viewers as well as most of the critics


After a hiatus of 10 years, he returned with ‘Youth Without Youth’ in 2007


Coppola made John Grisham’s novel’s adaptation ‘The Rainmaker’ in 1997, starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, etc


In 1996, he made a movie with Robin Williams in the lead role, titled ‘Jack’


In 1990, he came out with ‘The Godfather Part III’


In 1989, he pitched into a venture with Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen and direct ‘New York Stories’


Coppola directed ‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’ in 1987, a movie based on the life of famous ‘Preston Tucker’


From 1984 to 1986, Coppola continued to make more movies but could not create the same masterpieces as before


The period from 1982 to 1983 was really a bad one for him as many of his films tanked at box office


Coppola’s self-proclaimed nightmarish experience of making a movie-- ‘Apocalypse Now (1979)’––went on to win many awards and became a masterpiece of the New Hollywood era and one of the finest movies made on the Vietnam War


The Year 1974 was an exciting one in Coppola’s film career–– he directed ‘The Conversation’ and won his first Palme d’Or at Cannes, wrote the screenplay for ‘The Great Gatsby’ and directed ‘The God Father Part II’ which won him 3 Oscars


The most highlighted work of Coppola’s film career is considered to be ‘The Godfather (1972)’, ‘The Godfather Part II (1974)’ and ‘Apocalypse Now (1979)’


In 1970, Coppola wrote the script for the movie ‘Patton’ along with Edmund H


The film won the Golden Shell at the 1969 San Sebastian Film Festival


Coppola was hired by Seven Arts as a scriptwriter in 1965


On the persuasion of Corman, Coppola made ‘Dementia 13’ in 1963


Corman was very happy with Coppola’s work and therefore kept offering him projects from 1962-1963


Coppola entered UCLA Film School in 1960 and started experimenting with direction just when he entered the institute; he directed ‘The Two Christophers’, which was a short horror movie and ‘Tonight for Sure’––a light comedy


Lawrence Awards for his directorial talent at the university and graduated in 1959


He did his major in theater arts from Hofstra University in 1955

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