Roman Coppola

Roman Coppola

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

Lowest Rated: 16% A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)

Birthday: Apr 22, 1965

Birthplace: Paris, France

Hailing from one of the most prominent movie-making families in Hollywood, Roman Coppola - second son of Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola - naturally entered the family business, but managed to carve his own path despite keeping his historic name. After growing up on the film sets of "The Godfather" (1972), "The Godfather Part II" (1974) and "Apocalypse Now" (1979), Coppola worked on the crews for his father's films "The Outsiders" (1983) and "Rumble Fish" (1983), before striking out on his own as a producer and music video director. While he earned a solid reputation for his experimental music video style, particularly on Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" (1999), he often worked behind the scenes as a second unit director for his father, sister Sofia Coppola, and friend Wes Anderson. Coppola performed second unit directing duties on "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), "John Grisham's The Rainmaker" (1997), and Sofia's film debut "The Virgin Suicides" (1999), before making his own directing bow with the hip sci-fi feature "CQ" (2001). But Coppola stepped back from directing his own films to continue working for family on "Lost in Translation" (2003) and "Youth Without Youth" (2007), while creatively collaborating with Wes Anderson on "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004), "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007) and "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012). While another directing effort was certainly always on the horizon, Coppola remained satisfied contributing on second unit as well as producing and co-writing widely acclaimed films with family and friends.

Highest rated movies

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse




75% 76% The French Dispatch Executive Producer,
$16.1M 2021
86% 80% Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special Director,
Executive Producer
- 2020
87% 50% On the Rocks Executive Producer - 2020
78% 48% The Beguiled Producer $10.5M 2017
60% 33% The Bling Ring Producer $5.8M 2013
16% 26% A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Director,
- 2012
45% 34% On the Road Producer $717.8K 2012
93% 86% Moonrise Kingdom Screenwriter $45.5M 2012
70% 48% Somewhere Producer $1.8M 2010
93% 85% Fantastic Mr. Fox Squirrel Contractor (Voice) $21.0M 2009
69% 78% The Darjeeling Limited Screenwriter,
$11.9M 2007
66% 69% CQ Director,
$411.0K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Tibet Cinematography - 1998
100% 94% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Unknown (Character) - 1991
33% 41% Clownhouse Executive Producer - 1989


94% 90% Mozart in the Jungle Executive Producer 2014-2016 2018