Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola

Highest Rated: 100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

Lowest Rated: 17% Jack (1996)

Birthday: Apr 7, 1939

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

One of America's most erratic, energetic and controversial filmmakers, Francis Ford Coppola enjoyed stunning triumphs and endured monumental setbacks before resurrecting himself, Phoenix-like, to begin the process all over again. Known primarily for his successful "Godfather" trilogy - "The Godfather" (1972), "The Godfather, Part II" (1974) and "The Godfather, Part III" (1990) - Coppola was the most celebrated of the Young Turks - a group of filmmakers who emerged in the early 1970s that included George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma and William Friedkin. Unbridled by his ambition and enthusiasm, and perhaps obsessive to the point of being manic, Coppola infused a fervent creative energy into his early work, culminating in "Apocalypse Now" (1979), a journey into his own heart of darkness that irrevocably altered his career and may have even caused permanent psychological damage. Renowned for his generosity with other filmmakers, Coppola served as a fierce promoter of others' films, championing the work of Wim Wenders, Paul Schrader and Akira Kurosawa, while playing an important part in the restoration of Abel Gance's classic silent film, "Napoleon" (1927). The quality of his directing fell off throughout the 1980s and 1990s, however, and the big studios - remembering his colossal box-office failures - became leery of backing his more personal projects, preferring instead to employ him as a hired gun on the likes of "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) and "The Rainmaker" (1997), which helped the director pay off his enormous debts. Nonetheless, Coppola - having been responsible for directing three of the greatest films in cinema history - remained forever a legend.

Highest rated movies

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
Fog City Mavericks

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardball: The Girls of Summer Unknown (Character) - 2019
88% 55% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Self - 2018
86% No Score Yet Friedkin Uncut Self - 2018
17% 31% Jeepers Creepers 3 Executive Producer - 2017
97% 89% Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Self - 2015
94% 87% Milius Self - 2013
No Score Yet 81% Trespassing Bergman Unknown (Character) - 2013
84% 62% Seduced and Abandoned Self - 2013
60% 33% The Bling Ring Executive Producer $5.8M 2013
45% 34% On the Road Executive Producer $717.8K 2012
26% 18% Twixt Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2011
70% 48% Somewhere Executive Producer $1.8M 2010
80% 85% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Unknown (Character) - 2009
71% 70% Tetro Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$438.4K 2009
33% 44% Youth Without Youth Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$239.5K 2007
60% 55% Fog City Mavericks Unknown (Character) - 2007
55% 51% The Good Shepherd Executive Producer $59.9M 2006
57% 56% Marie Antoinette Executive Producer $16.0M 2006
90% 75% Kinsey Executive Producer $10.2M 2004
95% 85% Lost in Translation Executive Producer $44.6M 2003
24% 37% Jeepers Creepers 2 Executive Producer $35.1M 2003
37% 56% Pumpkin Executive Producer $305.7K 2002
51% 61% Suriyothai Executive Producer $454.3K 2002
47% 32% Assassination Tango Executive Producer $970.2K 2002
66% 69% CQ Executive Producer $411.0K 2001
30% 58% No Such Thing Executive Producer $60.0K 2001
46% 49% Jeepers Creepers Executive Producer $37.9M 2001
No Score Yet 0% Goosed Executive Producer - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Executive Producer - 1999
67% 58% The Third Miracle Executive Producer $736.6K 1999
No Score Yet 46% The Florentine Executive Producer - 1999
69% 80% Sleepy Hollow Executive Producer $101.1M 1999
77% 81% The Virgin Suicides Producer $4.9M 1999
No Score Yet 53% Outrage Executive Producer - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Survival on the Mountain Executive Producer - 1997
82% 78% John Grisham's The Rainmaker Director,
Writer
$45.9M 1997
25% 31% Buddy Executive Producer $10.0M 1997
17% 49% Jack Director,
Producer
$58.6M 1996
100% 95% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Self - 1995
69% 68% Don Juan DeMarco Producer $22.0M 1995
38% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Producer $22.0M 1994
88% 80% The Secret Garden Executive Producer $30.0M 1993
75% 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula Director,
Producer
$82.0M 1992
100% 94% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Unknown (Character) - 1991
87% 74% The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1990
68% 61% The Godfather, Part III Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$64.6M 1990
75% 56% New York Stories Director $10.6M 1989
82% 67% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Director $19.2M 1988
56% 81% Powaqqatsi Executive Producer $75.8K 1988
47% 55% Gardens of Stone Director $4.4M 1987
86% 55% Peggy Sue Got Married Director $37.7M 1986
No Score Yet 64% Captain Eo Director - 1985
77% 55% The Cotton Club Director - 1984
74% 80% Rumble Fish Director,
Screenwriter
- 1983
68% 82% The Outsiders Director - 1983
80% 64% The Escape Artist Executive Producer - 1982
77% 62% Hammett Executive Producer - 1982
50% 61% One From the Heart Director - 1982
90% 91% Koyaanisqatsi Executive Producer - 1982
88% 92% Kagemusha Executive Producer - 1980
98% 94% Apocalypse Now Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music
$78.8M 1979
93% 91% Apocalypse Now Redux Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1979
90% 83% The Black Stallion Executive Producer - 1979
39% 47% The Great Gatsby Writer - 1974
97% 89% The Conversation Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1974
96% 97% The Godfather, Part II Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1974
96% 84% American Graffiti Producer - 1973
97% 98% The Godfather Director,
Writer
$134.8M 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The People Executive Producer - 1972
86% 74% THX-1138 Executive Producer - 1971
94% 93% Patton Writer - 1970
83% 62% The Rain People Director - 1969
53% 52% Finian's Rainbow Director - 1968
71% 71% Is Paris Burning? Screenwriter - 1966
64% 77% This Property Is Condemned Screenwriter - 1966
82% 50% You're a Big Boy Now Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Double Feature Director - 1964
No Score Yet 21% Battle Beyond the Sun Director - 1963
69% 35% Dementia 13 Director,
Screenwriter
- 1963
36% 22% The Terror Associate Producer - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight for Sure Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight for Sure Director - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood's Best Film Directors Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stewart Copeland's Adventures in Music Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dream of Italy Guest 2018
No Score Yet 100% Jay Leno's Garage Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starz Inside Unknown (Character) 2009
83% No Score Yet Platinum Executive Producer 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Wave Executive Producer 1998-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moby Dick Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odyssey Executive Producer