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Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola headshot


Date of Birth:7 April 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Height:5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Trademarks:Often casts his own real-life extended family members in his films. In the case of the Godfather films, their characters' relationships to "Michael Corleone" often paralleled their real-life relationship to Coppola. He cast his sister, Talia Shire, as Michael's sister Connie, and his daughter, Sofia Coppola, as Michael's daughter Mary - named for Coppola's other daughter. In addition, Diane Keaton said that she modeled her performance as Kay Adams after Elanor Coppola, since both Kay and Coppola are protestants who married into Italian Catholic families. Includes the original author's name in the title of his adaptations (i.e., Mario Puzo's The Godfather (1972), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)). Releases re-edited versions of his work years later (e.g., The Godfather (1972) and Apocalypse Now (1979)). Often works with cinematographer Gordon Willis and producers Fred Roos and Gray Frederickson. Frequently casts Robert Duvall, the late John Cazale, Nicolas Cage, Diane Keaton, Matt Dillon, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne and Marlon Brando. Beard Protagonists are tough inside who want change the world around, more often than not for selfish reasons.


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The Outsiders: The Complete Novel

Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Emilio Estevez, Sofia Coppola, Diane Lane...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 15th October 2021 Age Rating: TBC Language: Unknown Next Showing: In 1 cinema on Wednesday 8th December 2021. View Listings

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Directed By: Daniel Raim Starring: Lillian Michelson, Harold Michelson...
Released in UK cinemas Monday 12th June 2017 Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 94 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

The Godfather

Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 21st September 2018 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 176 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Apocalypse Now

Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall...
Released in UK cinemas Tuesday 13th August 2019 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 170 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

The Godfather Part II

Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton...
Releasing in UK cinemas Friday 4th March 2022 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 180 mins Language: English
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