Francis Ford Coppola English pronunciation: /ˈkoʊpələ/ Italian pronunciation: [ˈkɔppola], (born April 7, 1939) is an Italian-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood's most innovative and influential film directors, Coppola epitomized a group of filmmakers known as the "New Hollywood". Emerging in the early 1970s with unconventional ideas that challenged contemporary film-making, the group included Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Robert Altman, Woody Allen, William Friedkin, Philip Kaufman, and George Lucas.
In 1970, Coppola won the Oscar for best original screenplay as…
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