Roman Coppola

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Roman Coppola
BornRoman Ford Coppola
(1965-04-22) April 22, 1965 (age 47)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1983–present
ParentsFrancis Ford Coppola
Eleanor Coppola
FamilyGian-Carlo Coppola (brother)
Sofia Coppola (sister)
Jason Schwartzman (cousin)
Robert Schwartzman (cousin)
Nicolas Cage (cousin)
Marc Coppola (cousin)
Christopher Coppola (cousin)
 
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Roman Coppola
BornRoman Ford Coppola
(1965-04-22) April 22, 1965 (age 47)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1983–present
ParentsFrancis Ford Coppola
Eleanor Coppola
FamilyGian-Carlo Coppola (brother)
Sofia Coppola (sister)
Jason Schwartzman (cousin)
Robert Schwartzman (cousin)
Nicolas Cage (cousin)
Marc Coppola (cousin)
Christopher Coppola (cousin)

Roman Ford Coppola[1] (born April 22, 1965) is an American film director and music video director.

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Early life

Coppola was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, the son of set decorator/artist Eleanor Coppola (née Neil) and director Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola was born in the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine while his father was in Paris writing the screenplay of Is Paris Burning?. He attended New York University's film school, the Tisch School of the Arts.

Career

Coppola had a small role as one of the sons of Tom Hagen during the funeral scene in The Godfather. He also played Santino Corleone as a young boy in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II. He oversaw the in-camera visual effects for his father's 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Coppola's feature-film debut, CQ premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[2] He founded the production company The Directors Bureau and directed all the music videos for songs of The Strokes' albums Is This It and "12:51" for Room on Fire. Coppola has directed clips for artists including Daft Punk, Moby, The Presidents of the United States of America, Ween, Green Day, and Fatboy Slim. He has also been a huge supporter of cousin Jason Schwartzman's musical side project, Coconut Records. His music video for Phoenix's "Funky Squaredance" was invited into permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. He is an accomplished television commercial director as well. Coppola is now the co-owner of American Zoetrope with his sister Sofia Coppola.[3]

He has worked in other areas of film production, including second unit direction for such films as Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jack, The Rainmaker, Youth Without Youth, Tetro (all five directed by his father), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited (both films by Wes Anderson; Darjeeling was co-written and produced by Coppola) and his sister Sofia's The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette. Coppola also co-wrote the film Moonrise Kingdom with Anderson, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination.

On September 9, 2011, it was announced that Roman Coppola has written and will direct a film entitled A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III. The independent film will star Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman.[4]

Filmography

Short Films

Music videos

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2006

2007

2009

See also

References

  1. ^ Google Books
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: CQ". festival-cannes.com. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/1100062/year/2001.html. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  3. ^ Coppola stated this in an interview with Harry Knowles for Ain't It Cool News published on May 8, 2007.
  4. ^ E! Online, Charlie Sheen Heading Back to the Big Screen!

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