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Francis Ford Coppola

FULL NAME Francis Ford Coppola
BORN 7 April 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA
ASSOCIATION

Director, writer, producer, composer

NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 8
MAX. RATING
MIN. RATING
AVERAGE RATING (DIRECTOR) 4.00

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

FILM RATING

1972 The Godfather Director/Writer

1973 American Graffiti Producer

1974 The Conversation Director/Writer/Producer

1979 Apocalypse Now Director/Writer/Producer

1983 The Outsiders Director

1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Director

1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula

Director/Producer

1997 The Rainmaker Director/Writer

 

PORTRAYAL

Francis Ford Coppola came to prominence as one of the "New Hollywood" filmmakers during the early 1970s after having directed several semi-lewd comedies during the 1960s before breaking through with the musical Finian's Rainbow in 1968. He then co-wrote the script for Patton, which was a great success and garnered him his first Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Over the course of the 1970s, Coppola's output was enormously successful, writing and directing critical and commercial hits such as The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather Part II (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979). At the 47th Academy Awards in 1975, was nominated for five and won three Oscars.

He was now widely acknowledged as one of the world's best filmmakers. 1980s was in many ways Coppola's most interesting period, constantly surprising with his choices of films, which usually divided the critics: The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club, Peggy Sue Got Married and Tucker: The Man and His Dream. After starting the 1990s with two hailed epics, The Godfather Part III and Bram Stoker's Dracula, his work after the mid-1990s has been largely met with poor reviews and box office.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1970

Best Original Screenplay for Patton

1972

 

Nominated for Best Director for The Godfather

1972

Best Adapted Screenplay for The Godfather

1973

Nominated for Best Picture for American Graffiti

1974

Best Picture for The Godfather Part II

1974

Best Director for The Godfather Part II

1974

Best Adapted Screenplay for The Godfather Part II

1974

Nominated for Best Picture for The Conversation

1974

Nominated for Original Screenplay for The Conversation

1979

Nominated for Best Picture for Apocalypse Now

1979

Nominated for Best Director for Apocalypse Now

1979

Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Apocalypse Now

1990

Nominated for Best Picture for The Godfather Part III

1990

Nominated for Best Director for The Godfather Part III