What is Francis Ford Coppola Net Worth 2022 and Salary?
Francis Ford Coppola Facts:
Full Name Francis Ford Coppola Net Worth $400 million Date Of Birth October 15, 1976 Place Of Birth Detroit Height 5 ft 11 in (1.82 m) Profession Screenwriter | Film Producer | Film Director | Actor | Film Editor Education Hofstra University | UCLA School of Theater | Film and Television and John L. Miller Great Neck North High School | the New York Military Academy | the Stevens Institute of Technology | Hofstra University, The New York Military Academy | The Stevens Institute of Technology and the John L. Miller Great Neck High School are all affiliated with the John L. Miller Great Neck High School. Nationality United States of America Spouse Eleanor Coppola | Eleanor Coppola Children Roman Coppola | Roman Coppola | Gian-Carlo Coppola | Sofia Coppola | Gian-Carlo Coppola | Sofia Coppola Parents Italia Coppola | Carmine Coppola | Carmine Coppola | Italia Coppola Siblings August Coppola | Talia Shire | Talia Shire | August Coppola Nicknames Mom & Dad | Science | Ichabod Awards Academy Award for Best Picture | Academy Award for Best Director | Palme d’Or | Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay | Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay | Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture | Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture | Princess of Astu… Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama | BAFTA Award for Best Film | César Award for Best Foreign Film | BAFTA Award for Best Film Music | Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay | Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series | Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation | BAFTA … Movies Tucker: The Man and His Dream | Jack | Apocalypse Now | The Conversation | Bram Stoker’s Dracula | The Godfather | The Outsiders | Tetro | Rumble Fish | Twixt | The Rainmaker | The Godfather Part II | Youth Without Youth | One from the Heart | The Godfather Part III | The Cotton Club | The Rain People | Peggy Sue Go… TV Shows Sodankylä Forever
Francis Ford Coppola was born to Italia and Carmine Coppola on April 7, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan. He is the middle child in a family of three. His paternal grandparents were from Basilicata, and his maternal grandfather (famous Italian composer Francesco Pennino) was from Naples.
Coppola was two years old when his family moved to Queens, New York. His father worked as the NBC Symphony Orchestra’s principal flutist. Coppola was born with polio and spent most of his childhood bedridden. He fed his creative side by putting on homemade puppet shows, reading plays, and making amateur movies.
Coppola attended 23 schools before graduating from Great Neck High School, including the New York Military Academy. He majored in theater arts at Hofstra College. He had a lot of success in playwriting, production, and directing, but he eventually decided to go into the film instead of theater. Coppola moved to California after graduating in 1960 to attend UCLA’s film program. “Finian’s Rainbow,” a 1968 musical, was his first directorial success.
Coppola and Eleanor Coppola have been married since 1963. They have three children, Gian-Carlo, who tragically died at the age of 22, Roman, and Sofia Coppola, all of whom have made names for themselves as successful filmmakers. Nicolas Cage and Jason Schwartzman, his nephews, are both successful actors. Talia Shire, the Godfather actress, is Schwartzman’s mother.
Coppola first drew praise from critics for his screenwriting abilities, winning his first Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film “Patton.” Two years later, he released “The Godfather,” which many consider being one of the best films ever made. The film, a three-hour epic about the Corleon family’s trials and tribulations, was a watershed moment in cinema.
Initially, the studio wanted Italian director Sergio Leone to direct instead of Coppola, but Leone declined. Coppola initially refused to direct the film, fearing that it would glorify Mafia violence and reflect poorly on his own heritage, but eventually agreed. However, he encountered numerous difficulties while making the film.
Coppola was adamant about casting Marlon Brando in the lead role, but Paramount preferred Ernest Borgnine or Danny Thomas. Coppola had to beg executives and negotiate a much lower salary than Brando was used to in order to get him to cast.
Coppola has described the film as difficult to make and underappreciated during production. He was constantly on the verge of being fired, and he was made to believe that he would never be successful or make another film again. Coppola received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director for The Godfather.
The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture, as well as Golden Globe nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay. The film is frequently ranked first in polls and lists of the greatest films of all time. He followed up with “The Godfather Part II” in 1974 and “The Godfather Part III” in 1990, both of which were commercial successes.
Other career highlights that earned him accolades and fans besides The Godfather trilogy include The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1974), both of which earned him a Palme d’Or Award. Coppola is one of only eight filmmakers to have won two Palme d’Or awards, and he has five Academy Awards out of fourteen nominations.
Later, he successfully translated his 1970s success to the 1990s by directing Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), which became a blockbuster and won three Academy Awards. The Rainmaker (1997), an adaptation of John Grisham’s book of the same name, was his final film of the decade. He then took a ten-year break before returning to the director’s chair with 2007’s Youth Without Youth, which was both critically and commercially panned.
Coppola announced in April 2019 that he will direct Megalopolis, a project he has been working on for many years. The film is about the aftermath of a disaster in New York City, but his initial plotting coincided with the September 11 attacks, so he had to shelve it due to the sensitivity of the timing.
Coppola and his family began making wine in 1975. It all started when he paid $2 million for Gustave Niebaum’s former home and vineyard in Napa Valley, California, which is equivalent to around $12 million after inflation.
He founded his winery with the proceeds from the first Godfather film, producing wine under the Niebaum-Coppola label. Hundreds of acres of grapes adjacent to the property were not included in the initial purchase. When that land became available for sale in the early 1990s, he did not have the funds to make the purchase.
Coppola collaborated with George Altamura in 2003 to restore and repurpose the Uptown Theater in downtown Napa, California, which is now a live entertainment venue. He also owns the lifestyle company Francis Ford Coppola Presents.
Several hotels and resorts worldwide are marketed under the brand, including the Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, which opened to the public in 1993 as a 20-room luxury resort. Many of his resorts have received prestigious luxury and leisure awards. The brand also includes Zoetrope: All-Story, a literary magazine that publishes fiction by emerging writers alongside well-known authors.
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