Francis Ford Coppola


Francis Ford Coppola
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Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939 is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood's most innovative and influential film directors and he epitomized the group of filmmakers known as the New Hollywood, that includes Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Robert Altman, Woody Allen, William Friedkin, Philip Kaufman and George Lucas, who emerged in the early 1970s with unconventional ideas that challenged contemporary film-making.

He co-wrote the script for Patton (1970), which won him an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). His directorial fame escalated with the release of The Godfather (1972), a film which ... more »

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  • ''Nothing else in the world smells like that.... I love the smell of napalm in the morning.... It smells like victory.''
    Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939), U.S. filmmaker, Michael Herr, screenwriter, and John Milius, screenwriter. Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall), in Apocaly...
  • ''No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.''
    Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939), U.S. film director, writer, Edmund H. North, screenwriter, and Franklin J. Schaffner. General George S. Patton Jr. (Ge...
  • ''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 (b. 1939), U.S. director, producer, screenwriter. Harry Caul (Gene Hackman), The Conversation, while reviewing tapes of a surveil...
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