Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Brief Biography

Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola ((born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter.

In 1970, he won the Oscar for best original screenplay as co-writer, with Edmund H. North, of Patton (1970). His directorial prominence was cemented with the release in 1972 of The Godfather, a film which revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre , earning praise from both critics and the public before winning three Academy Awards"?including his second Oscar (Best Adapted Screenplay, with Mario Puzo), Best Picture, and his first nomination for Best Director.

Francis Ford Coppola News

• Steven Spielberg discusses his career in new trailer for upcoming HBO doc
• Steven Spielberg documentary to premiere on HBO on Oct. 7
• Francis Ford Coppola: Hollywood wouldn't make 'The Godfather' today
• 'The Godfather' reunion: Coppola recalls casting Pacino as Michael Corleone

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