Francis Ford Coppola

DIRECTOR, WRITER

Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Born: 1939-04-07

Francis Ford Coppola 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

Francis Ford Coppola Videos, Video Essays

How To Voice-Over

Francis Ford Coppola Videos

How To Voice-Over

How To Voice-Over

Apocalypse Now: Crash Course Film Criticism

Apocalypse Now: Crash Course Film Criticism

The Godfather | Cinema Secrets

The Godfather | Cinema Secrets

How The Godfather was made | Francis Ford Coppola |

How The Godfather was made | Francis Ford Coppola |

Francis Coppola's Notebook on 'The Godfather'

Francis Coppola's Notebook on 'The Godfather'

Apocalypse Now | ANALYSIS (Part One)

Apocalypse Now | ANALYSIS (Part One)

Apocalypse Now | ANALYSIS (Part Two)

Apocalypse Now | ANALYSIS (Part Two)

Francis Ford Coppola Filmography

Five Came Back

Five Came Back

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Seduced and Abandoned

Seduced and Abandoned

Milius

Milius

Twixt

Twixt

Tetro

Tetro

Fog City Mavericks

Fog City Mavericks

Decade Under the Influence, A

Decade Under the Influence, A

Jack

Jack

Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A

Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A

Dracula

Dracula

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse

The Godfather: Part III

The Godfather: Part III

Central Park

Central Park

New York Stories

New York Stories

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Gardens of Stone

Gardens of Stone

Captain EO

Captain EO

Peggy Sue Got Married

Peggy Sue Got Married

The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

One from the Heart

One from the Heart

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

The Conversation

The Conversation

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Godfather

The Godfather

Patton

Patton

The Rain People

The Rain People

Finian's Rainbow

Finian's Rainbow

Is Paris Burning?

Is Paris Burning?

You're a Big Boy Now

You're a Big Boy Now

This Property is Condemned

This Property is Condemned

Dementia 13

Dementia 13

Francis Ford Coppola's Favorite Films

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

The Apartment

The Apartment

The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well

Ashes and Diamonds

Ashes and Diamonds

Vitelloni, I

Vitelloni, I

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans