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Thomas Colchart | Francis Coppola | Mom & Dad | Dada | Dad | Francis
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Did You Know?
I wanted to make films like Youth Without Youth
(2007) and the one I'm doing next in my 20s. Instead, I made The Godfather
(1972). In a way, "Youth Without Youth" is a natural continuation of what I was doing with The Rain People
(1969) and The Conversation
(1974). I made "The Godfather" and it just totally changed my life. Suddenly I was an important director. I wasn't this young, experimental ...
Coppola is the first major American film director to earn a master's degree in filmmaking from a major university (UCLA in 1968).
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