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The Coppola dynasty’s history resonates with that of Hollywood. First, were two brothers, Carmine and Anton, the sons of poor Italian immigrants that revealed a precocious talent for classical music. Carmine entered Juilliard in his teens while Anton took part to the Metropolitan Opera’s children choir at only eight years old. Following World War II, both directed prestigious orchestras on Broadway before Carmine decided to specialize in film soundtracks and Anton remained faithful to opera. Carmine and his wife Italia Pennino gave birth to August Floyd, the father of Nicolas Cage, Francis Ford, father of Gian-Carlo, Roman and Sofia, and Talia Rose, the mother of Jason Schwartzman. The Coppola family is a veritable clan, united and devoted to one another with a titular patriarchal figure -its Godfather - incarnated by Francis Ford Coppola, the majestic director of the Godfather franchise, Apocalypse Now or Dracula. When Anton Coppola does not collaborate with his nephew for the Godfather III’s soundtrack, his sister Talia incarnates Connie Corleone in the Godfather - when she’s not Rocky’s Adrian- while Jason Schwartzman has become Roman Coppola’s fetich actor. Francis Ford’s darling little princess, Sofia has now tantalized the attention of the media as a director with such films as Marie Antoinette or Lost in Translation while her niece Gia is gently following her path with a first remarked film, Palo Alto -  another observation of American adolescence that evokes Sofia’s Virgin Suicides and Francis Ford’s The Outsiders. An artistic emulation fuels the Coppola tribe for whom family links are to place above all - ‘Picasso was an incredible artist but a miserable father and husband. I’d rather be a good guy’ once insisted  Francis Ford Coppola. 

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Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, and Diane Keaton by Harry Benson on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, and Diane Keaton by Harry Benson on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Al Martino and Talia Shire in The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1972
Al Martino and Talia Shire in The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1972
Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola on the set of Marie-Antoinette, 2005
Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola on the set of Marie-Antoinette, 2005
Francis Ford Coppola and Marlon Brando by Harry Benson on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Francis Ford Coppola and Marlon Brando by Harry Benson on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Diane Lane and director Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Cotton Club, 1984
Diane Lane and director Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Cotton Club, 1984
Francis Ford Coppola by Eddy Briere, 2009
Francis Ford Coppola by Eddy Briere, 2009
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of One from the Heart, 1982
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of One from the Heart, 1982
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Francis Ford and Eleanor Coppola by Gerald Israel on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Francis Ford and Eleanor Coppola by Gerald Israel on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Jason Schwartzman, 2010s
Jason Schwartzman, 2010s
Gia Coppola by Peter Ash Lee, 2011
Gia Coppola by Peter Ash Lee, 2011
Francis Ford Cappola and John Toll on the set of The Rainmaker, 1997
Francis Ford Cappola and John Toll on the set of The Rainmaker, 1997
Francis Ford Cappola, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese by Brian hamill for New-York stories, 1989
Francis Ford Cappola, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese by Brian hamill for New-York stories, 1989
Francis Ford Coppola by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1979
Francis Ford Coppola by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1979
Jason Francesco Schwartzman, 2010s
Jason Francesco Schwartzman, 2010s
Diane Lane and Francis Ford Cappola on the set of Rumble Fish, 1983
Diane Lane and Francis Ford Cappola on the set of Rumble Fish, 1983
Gia Coppola by Fabrizio Maltese, 2013
Gia Coppola by Fabrizio Maltese, 2013
Carmine and Francis Ford Coppola, 1973
Carmine and Francis Ford Coppola, 1973
Francis Ford Coppola and Fred Astaire on the set of Finian's Rainbow, 1968
Francis Ford Coppola and Fred Astaire on the set of Finian's Rainbow, 1968
Roman Coppola on the set of A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, 2012
Roman Coppola on the set of A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, 2012
Francis Ford Coppola and Joe Mantegna on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Francis Ford Coppola and Joe Mantegna on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Gia Coppola by Lauren Dukoff, 2011
Gia Coppola by Lauren Dukoff, 2011
Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Francis Ford Coppola Michael Jackson and George Lucas on the set of Captain EO, 1986
Francis Ford Coppola Michael Jackson and George Lucas on the set of Captain EO, 1986
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Francis Ford Coppola and Gian-Carlo Coppola on the set of  Finian's Rainbow, 1968
Francis Ford Coppola and Gian-Carlo Coppola on the set of Finian's Rainbow, 1968
Sophia Coppola by Steven Meisel, 1992
Sophia Coppola by Steven Meisel, 1992
Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando and Al Pacino on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando and Al Pacino on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola by Brian Hamill, 1989
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola by Brian Hamill, 1989
Francis Ford Coppola by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Francis Ford Coppola by Mary Ellen Mark on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Elizabeth Hartman with  Francis Ford Coppola on the set of You're a Big Boy Now, 1966
Elizabeth Hartman with Francis Ford Coppola on the set of You're a Big Boy Now, 1966
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather Part III, 1990
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather Part III, 1990
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, 1990s
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, 1990s
Francis Ford Coppola by Acey Harper, 1994
Francis Ford Coppola by Acey Harper, 1994
Francis Ford Coppola at Tony Bill's restaurant, California, 1985
Francis Ford Coppola at Tony Bill's restaurant, California, 1985
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, Cannes, 1979
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, Cannes, 1979
Nicolas Cage, 1983
Nicolas Cage, 1983
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977. Photo by Mike Salisbury
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977. Photo by Mike Salisbury
Robert Duvall with Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Robert Duvall with Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Gene Kelly and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of One from the Heart, 1982
Gene Kelly and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of One from the Heart, 1982
Francis Ford Coppola and Vittorio Storaro on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Francis Ford Coppola and Vittorio Storaro on the set of Apocalypse Now, 1976/ 1977
Francis Ford Coppola, 1970s
Francis Ford Coppola, 1970s
Sofia and Francis Ford Coppola by Bruce Weber, 2000
Sofia and Francis Ford Coppola by Bruce Weber, 2000
Sofia Coppola by Bruce Weber, 2000
Sofia Coppola by Bruce Weber, 2000
Gia Coppola by Eric Guillemain, 2013
Gia Coppola by Eric Guillemain, 2013
Francis Ford Coppola, 1974
Francis Ford Coppola, 1974
Gordon Willis and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather Part III, 1990
Gordon Willis and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather Part III, 1990
C. Thomas Howell, Francis Ford Coppola and Matt Dilon on the set of The Outsiders, 1983
C. Thomas Howell, Francis Ford Coppola and Matt Dilon on the set of The Outsiders, 1983
Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman by Melodie McDaniel for Nylon Magazine, 2006
Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman by Melodie McDaniel for Nylon Magazine, 2006
Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman by Melodie McDaniel for Nylon Magazine, 2006
Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman by Melodie McDaniel for Nylon Magazine, 2006
Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman by Melodie McDaniel for Nylon Magazine, 2006
Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman by Melodie McDaniel for Nylon Magazine, 2006
Joe Mantegna and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Joe Mantegna and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
John Marley and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, 1972
John Marley and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Francis Ford Coppola, 1970s
Francis Ford Coppola, 1970s
Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst on the set of Marie-Antoinette, 2005
Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst on the set of Marie-Antoinette, 2005
Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Evans, and Al Ruddy at a press conference of The Godfather, 1970s
Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Evans, and Al Ruddy at a press conference of The Godfather, 1970s
Matt Dillon and Diane Lane between takes, Rumble Fish, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1982
Matt Dillon and Diane Lane between takes, Rumble Fish, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1982
Matt Dillon and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Rumble Fish, 1983
Matt Dillon and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Rumble Fish, 1983
Nicolas Cage by Arash Radpour, 2009
Nicolas Cage by Arash Radpour, 2009
Nicolas Cage by Greg Gorman, 1990s
Nicolas Cage by Greg Gorman, 1990s
Robert De Niro and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Robert De Niro and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Francis Ford Coppola and Marlon Brando by Harry Benson on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Francis Ford Coppola and Marlon Brando by Harry Benson on the set of The Godfather, 1972
Mario Puzzo and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Mario Puzzo and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Al Pacino and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Al Pacino and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, Cannes, 1979
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola, Cannes, 1979
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Tonight for Sure, 1962
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Tonight for Sure, 1962
Al Pacino and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Al Pacino and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather, Part II, 1974
Martin Scorcese, Georges Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola by Annie Leibovitz, 1996
Martin Scorcese, Georges Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola by Annie Leibovitz, 1996
Sofia Coppola by Ben Toms, 2011
Sofia Coppola by Ben Toms, 2011
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola by Annie Leibovitz for Louis Vuitton, 2000s
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola by Annie Leibovitz for Louis Vuitton, 2000s
Sofia Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola at the New York premiere of The Godfather Part II, 1974
Sofia Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola at the New York premiere of The Godfather Part II, 1974
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola by Albane Navizet, 1984
Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola by Albane Navizet, 1984
Sofia Coppola,  Zoe Cassavetes and Donovan Leitch by Michel Comte for Playboy, 1994
Sofia Coppola, Zoe Cassavetes and Donovan Leitch by Michel Comte for Playboy, 1994
Sofia Coppola by Michel Comte for Playboy, 1994
Sofia Coppola by Michel Comte for Playboy, 1994
Zoe Cassavetes, Ahn Duong, Roman and Sofia Coppola, 1990s
Zoe Cassavetes, Ahn Duong, Roman and Sofia Coppola, 1990s
Roman Coppola and Zoe Cassavetes by Bruce Weber for H&M, 1992
Roman Coppola and Zoe Cassavetes by Bruce Weber for H&M, 1992
Donovan Leitch Jr and Sofia Coppola by Bruce Weber for H&M, 1992
Donovan Leitch Jr and Sofia Coppola by Bruce Weber for H&M, 1992
Sofia Coppola by Marc Hom for W magazine 1993
Sofia Coppola by Marc Hom for W magazine 1993
Gia Coppola and Sam Freilich by Bruce Weber, 2008
Gia Coppola and Sam Freilich by Bruce Weber, 2008
Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola, 2000
Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola, 2000
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