Francis Ford Coppola

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Francis Ford Coppola : biography

7 April 1939 –

Inglenook Winery

Coppola, with his family, expanded his business ventures to include winemaking in California’s Napa Valley, when in 1975 he purchased the former home and adjoining vineyard of Gustave Niebaum in Rutherford, California using proceeds from the first movie in the Godfather trilogy. His winery produced its first vintage in 1977 with the help of his father, wife and children stomping the grapes barefoot and every year the family has a harvest party to continue the tradition.

After purchasing the property, he produced wine under the Niebaum-Coppola label. When he purchased the former Inglenook Winery chateau in 1995,http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2013/06/17/qa-francis-ford-coppola-talks-about-his-passion-for-wine/ he renamed the winery Rubicon Estate Winery in 2006. On 11 April 2011, Coppola acquired the iconic Inglenook trademark paying more, he said, for the trademark than he did for the entire estate and announced that the estate would once again be known by its historic original name, Inglenook. Its grapes are now entirely organically grown and its Inglenook Chablis is one of the five most-widely-selling wines in US restaurants.

Francis Ford Coppola Presents

Coppola is also the owner of Francis Ford Coppola Presents, a lifestyle brand under which he markets goods from companies he owns or controls. It includes films and videos, resorts, cafes, a literary magazine, a line of pastas and pasta sauces called Mammarella Foods and a winery.

Winery

The Francis Ford Coppola Winery near Geyserville, California, located on the former Chateau Souverain Winery, where he has opened a family-friendly facility, is influenced by the idea of the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, with swimming pools, bocce courts and a restaurant. The winery displays several of Coppola’s Oscars along with memorabilia from his movies, including Vito Corleone’s desk from The Godfather and a restored 1948 Tucker Sedan as used in Tucker: The Man and His Dream.

Resorts

Included in the Francis Ford Coppola Presents lifestyle brand are several hotels and resorts around the world. The Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, which from the early 1980s was a family retreat until it was opened to the public in 1993 as a 20-room luxury resort and The Turtle Inn, in Placencia, Belize, (both of which have won several prestigious awards including "Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best: Best Resort in Central & South America"); La Lancha in Lago Petén Itzá, Guatemala; Jardin Escondido in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy.

Cafe & Restaurant

In San Francisco, Coppola owns a restaurant named Cafe Zoetrope, located in the Sentinel Building where American Zoetrope is based. It serves traditional Italian cuisine and wine from his personal estate vineyard and bottling company and for 14 years he co-owned the Rubicon restaurant in San Francisco along with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Rubicon closed in August 2008.

Literary Publications

He brought out the San Francisco-based City Magazine in the 1970s, but lost $1.5 million on this venture.

In 1997, Coppola founded Zoetrope: All-Story, a literary magazine devoted to short stories and design. The magazine publishes fiction by emerging writers alongside more recognizable names, such as Woody Allen, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, Alice Munro, Don DeLillo, Mary Gaitskill, and Edward Albee; as well as essays, including ones from Mario Vargas Llosa, David Mamet, Steven Spielberg, and Salman Rushdie. Each issue is designed, in its entirety, by a prominent artist, one usually working outside his / her expected field. Previous guest designers include Gus Van Sant, Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, Marjane Satrapi, Guillermo del Toro, David Bowie, David Byrne, and Dennis Hopper. Coppola serves as founding editor and publisher of All-Story.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Director Screenwriter Producer Notes
1962 Tonight for Sure First film
1962 The|Bellboy and the Playgirls}}
1963 Dementia 13 First feature film
1963 The|Terror|The Terror (1963 film)}} Uncredited co-director and associate producer
1966 You’re a Big Boy Now Nominated — Palme d’OrNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or ComedyNominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best American Screenplay – Comedy
1966 Is Paris Burning? Co-written with Gore Vidal
1968 Finian’s Rainbow Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1969 The|Rain People}} Golden Shell at San Sebastián International Film Festival
1970 Patton Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
1971 THX 1138
1972 The|Godfather}} Academy Award for Best PictureAcademy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)David di Donatello for Best Foreign FilmDirectors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature FilmGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – DramaGolden Globe Award for Best DirectorGolden Globe Award for Best ScreenplayGolden Screen at Golden Screen Awards, GermanyKansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best DirectorWriters Guild of America Award for Best Drama Adapted from Another MediumNominated — Academy Award for Best DirectorNominated — Best Audio Commentary at DVD Exclusive Awards
1973 American Graffiti Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best FilmNominated — Academy Award for Best PictureGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1974 The Great Gatsby
1974 The|Conversation}} Palme d’OrPrize of the Ecumenical Jury- Special MentionKansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best DirectorNational Board of Review Award for Best DirectorNominated — Academy Award for Best Original ScreenplayNominated — BAFTA Award for Best DirectionNominated — BAFTA Award for Best ScreenplayNominated — Video Premiere Award at DVD Exclusive AwardstNominated — Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature FilmNominated — Best Motion Picture ScreenplayNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion PictureNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best DirectorNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best ScreenplayNominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the ScreenNominated — Academy Award for Best Picture
1974 The|Godfather Part II}} Academy Award for Best PictureAcademy Award for Best DirectorAcademy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature FilmKansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best DirectorNational Society of Film Critics Award for Best DirectorWriters Guild of America Award for Best Drama Adapted from Another MediumNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – DramaNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best DirectorNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
1979 Apocalypse Now Palme d’OrFIPRESCI PrizeGolden Globe Award for Best DirectorBAFTA Award for Best DirectionDavid di Donatello for Best Foreign FilmGolden Screen at Golden Screen Awards, GermanyLondon Film Critics Circle Award for Best FilmNominated — Academy Award for Best PictureNominated — Academy Award for Best DirectorNominated — Academy Award for Best Adapted ScreenplayNominated — BAFTA Award for Best FilmNominated — Best Foreign Language Film at Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (2002)Nominated — César Award for Best Foreign FilmNominated — Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature FilmNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion PictureNominated — Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialNominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
1979 The Black Stallion
1980 Kagemusha David di Donatello for Best Producer
1982 One from the Heart
1983 The|Outsiders|The Outsiders (film)}} Nominated — Golden Prize at the 13th Moscow International Film FestivalNominated — Best Family Feature Motion Picture at the Young Artist Awards
1983 Koyaanisqatsi
1983 Rumble Fish FIPRESCI Prize at San Sebastián International Film FestivalOCIC Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival
1984 The|Cotton Club|The Cotton Club (film)}} Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best DirectorNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion PictureNominated — Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or ComedyNominated — Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film
1987 Gardens of Stone Nominated — Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film FestivalNominated — Political Film Society Award for Peace
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
1989 New York Stories Co-director, co-writer
1990 The|Godfather Part III}} Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) at Fotogramas de PlataNominated — Academy Award for Best PictureNominated — Academy Award for Best DirectorNominated — Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature FilmNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Motion PictureNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best DirectorNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
1992 Bram Stoker’s Dracula Saturn Award for Best DirectionSaturn Award for Best Horror FilmBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) at Fotogramas de PlataNominated — Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
1993 The|Junky’s Christmas}}
1993 The Secret Garden Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best MusicNominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Maggie Smith)
1994 Frankenstein Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Horror Film
1995 Kidnapped
1996 Jack Nominated — Best Family Feature – Musical or Comedy at Young Artist Awards
1997 The|Rainmaker|The Rainmaker (1997 film)}} Nominated — USC Scripter AwardNominated — Political Film Society Award for Democracy
1999 The|Virgin Suicides|The Virgin Suicides (film)}}
1999 Sleepy Hollow
2001 CQ
Jeepers Creepers
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2
2006 Marie Antoinette
2007 Youth Without Youth
2009 Tetro
2010 Somewhere
2011 On the Road
2011 Twixt
2013 The Bling Ring