- Name: Francis Ford Coppola
- Born: 04/07/1939 (82 years old)
- Occupation: Director, producer, writer, composer
Francis Ford Coppola (//, Italian:[ˈkɔppola]; born April 7, 1939) is an American retired film director, producer, screenwriter, and film composer. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
School: Hofstra University (BA), University of California, Los Angeles (MFA)
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Francis Ford Coppola quotes :
It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.Francis Ford Coppola
I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.Francis Ford Coppola
Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.Francis Ford Coppola
I'm no longer dependent on the movie business to make a living. So if I want to make movies as other old guys would play golf, I can.Francis Ford Coppola
I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button.Francis Ford Coppola
They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family.Francis Ford Coppola
I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.Francis Ford Coppola
When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That's what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was 'You're a Big Boy Now.'Francis Ford Coppola
We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.Francis Ford Coppola