Roman François Coppola (born April 22, 1965) is a French-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. With the 2012 film Moonrise Kingdom, he and co-writer Wes Anderson were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. His television series Mozart in the Jungle won the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. In 2019, Coppola was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Coppola in 2018
Roman François Coppola
April 22, 1965
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|Parent(s)||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Relatives||Carmine Coppola (grandfather)|
Italia Pennino (grandmother)
Gian-Carlo Coppola (brother)
Sofia Coppola (sister)
Gia Coppola (niece)
Nicolas Cage (cousin)
Roman Coppola is the son of documentary filmmaker, artist, and writer Eleanor Coppola (born Neil) and director Francis Ford Coppola. He was born in the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, while his father was in Paris helping write the screenplay of Is Paris Burning? As a boy, he had minor, uncredited roles in both The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. He attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Coppola began his directing career by overseeing in-camera visual effects and second unit direction for Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which garnered a BAFTA Award nomination for Visual Effects. He has continued to do second unit direction throughout his career, including his father's Jack, The Rainmaker, Youth Without Youth, and Tetro; collaborator Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited; and his sister Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette.
In the 1990s, Coppola established himself as an influential music video and commercial director. Through his production company, The Directors Bureau, he directed all four music videos for The Strokes' 2001 debut album, Is This It, as well as "12:51" for Room on Fire. His other music videos include clips for Daft Punk, Lilys, Moby, The Presidents of the United States of America, Ween, Green Day, and Fatboy Slim. His music video for Phoenix's "Funky Squaredance" was invited into the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. He has also been a supporter of cousin Jason Schwartzman's musical side project, Coconut Records.
His first feature film, CQ, premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and was well-received critically. Set in Paris in 1969, CQ centers on a young film editor trying to juggle his personal and professional life while simultaneously juggling a science fiction adventure and his own personal art film. Coppola's second feature, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, debuted in 2012 at the Rome Film Festival. Charlie Sheen starred as the title character, a graphic designer dealing with a break-up. The cast also included Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. Reviews for the film tended toward the negative.
Coppola is also an inventor and entrepreneur, responsible for the Photobubble Company, Pacific Tote Company, and a number of projects through the "Special Projects" arm of his production company.
|1966||You're a Big Boy Now||Baby Boy in Carriage||Uncredited|
|1972||The Godfather||Boy on Street
Who Attended Funeral
|1974||The Godfather Part II||Sonny Corleone
as a Boy
|1979||Apocalypse Now||Francis de Marais||Redux version only|
|1983||Rumble Fish||Associate producer|
|1990||The Spirit of '76||Yes||Yes||Story, executive producer|
|Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace||Cid Rushing||Uncredited|
|2007||The Darjeeling Limited||Yes||Yes||Co-writer (with Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman)|
|2009||Fantastic Mr. Fox||Squirrel Contractor||Voice|
|2012||Moonrise Kingdom||Yes||Co-writer (with Wes Anderson) |
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
|On the Road||Yes|
|A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2013||The Bling Ring||Yes|
|2018||Isle of Dogs||Yes||Igor||Co-writer (story only, with Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman and Kunichi Nomura)|
|TBA||The French Dispatch||Yes||Co-writer (story only, with Anderson and Schwartzman and Hugo Guinness)|
|1992||Bram Stoker's Dracula||Yes||Visual effects director||Francis Ford Coppola|
|1996||Jack||Yes||Francis Ford Coppola|
|1997||The Rainmaker||Yes||Francis Ford Coppola|
|1999||The Virgin Suicides||Yes||Sofia Coppola|
|2003||Lost in Translation||Additional director||Sofia Coppola|
|2004||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou||Yes||Wes Anderson|
|2006||Marie Antoinette||Yes||Sofia Coppola|
|2007||The Darjeeling Limited||Yes||Wes Anderson|
|Youth Without Youth||Yes||Francis Ford Coppola|
|2009||Tetro||Yes||Francis Ford Coppola|
|2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Special photography unit||Wes Anderson|
|2015||A Very Murray Christmas||Yes||Sofia Coppola|
|2002||$2 Bill||Yes||Episode: "The Strokes"|
|2013||Arcade Fire in Here Comes the Night Time||Yes||Television special|
|2014–2018||Mozart in the Jungle||Yes||Yes||Yes||Executive producer, creator, directed 4 episodes,|
co-written with Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers
Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
|2015||A Very Murray Christmas||Yes||Television special, executive producer|
|1996||Bed, Bath and Beyond||Actor, cinematographer|
|2011||Fight for Your Right Revisited||Actor||Role: Café Patron|
|The Mirror Between Us||Yes|
|Die Again, Undead One||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- Nancy Boy - "Deep Sleep Motel"
- Ween - "Voodoo Lady"
- P.M. Dawn - "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
- Butterglory - "She's Got the Akshun"
- Love Battery - "Harold's Pink Room"
- The Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump" (Version #1) / "Kitty"
- Matthew Sweet - "Sick of Myself" / "We're the Same"
- Mike Watt with Evan Dando - "Piss-Bottle Man"
- Green Day - "Walking Contradiction"
- Mansun - "Taxloss"
- The Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump" (Version #2) / "Peaches" / "Dune Buggy" / "Mach 5"
- The Rentals - "Waiting"
- God Lives Underwater - "From Your Mouth"
- Cassius - "Foxxy"
- Daft Punk - "Revolution 909"
- Fatboy Slim - "Gangster Tripping"
- Moby - "Honey"
- Marianne Faithfull - "Sex with Strangers"
- Phantom Planet - "California"
- The Strokes - "The Modern Age" / "Hard to Explain" (Version #2) / "Someday"
- The Vines - "Get Free"
- Sébastien Tellier - "L'Amour et La Violence"
- Arcade Fire - "Here Comes the Night Time"
Commercials and promotional videosEdit
|2010||Stella Artois: Apartomatic||Yes||Commercial, co-directed with Wes Anderson|
|2012||Cousin Ben Troop Screening
with Jason Schwartzman
|Yes||Promotional short for Moonrise Kingdom,|
co-written with Wes Anderson
|2013||Prada: Candy||Yes||Commercial, co-directed with Wes Anderson|
|2015||"Magic Jingle Elvis"||Yes||State Farm commercial|
|2017||"L'Oréal Paris"||Yes||L'Oréal Paris commercial for new Elvive haircare line|
Directors Bureau Special ProjectsEdit
His company, The Directors Bureau Special Projects has several lines of business, including the Pacific Tote Company, a line of beach bags. The bags are handmade in California and known for their signature multicolor designs.
- "Les Gens du Cinema". Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- "ACADEMY INVITES 842 TO MEMBERSHIP". Oscars.org | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. July 1, 2019.
- "The Directors Bureau, New York and L.A. - Founded: 1996". Retrieved October 6, 2016.
- "Festival de Cannes: CQ". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved October 24, 2009.
- E! Online, Charlie Sheen Heading Back to the Big Screen!
- "Roman Coppola". Nothing Major. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- Binkley, Christina (June 29, 2016). "Roman Coppola's Long-Planned Trip to Italy". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- "State Farm: Magic Jingle Elvis". The Mill. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
- "2016 Los Angeles Times Gift Guide: Home & Design". www.latimes.com. Retrieved December 1, 2016.