Francis Ford Coppola

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Francis Ford Coppola ( KOH-pə-lə, Italian: [ˈkɔppola]; born 7 April 1939) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the leading figures of the New Hollywood film movement of the 1960s and 1970s and is widely considered one of the greatest directors of all time. Coppola is the recipient of five Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Palmes d'Or, and a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA). After directing The Rain People in 1969, Coppola co-wrote Patton (1970), which earned him the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay along with Edmund H. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Ford Coppola has received more than 16,305,225 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Francis Ford Coppola is the 23rd most popular film director (down from 19th in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from United States (down from 136th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Film Director.

Francis Ford Coppola is most famous for directing the Godfather trilogy, which includes The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, and The Godfather Part III.

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Among film directors, Francis Ford Coppola ranks 23 out of 2,041Before him are Wim Wenders, Luchino Visconti, François Truffaut, Sergio Leone, Jean-Luc Godard, and Pedro Almodóvar. After him are Bernardo Bertolucci, Agnès Varda, Georges Méliès, Michelangelo Antonioni, George Lucas, and Miloš Forman.

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Among people born in 1939, Francis Ford Coppola ranks 6Before him are Lee Harvey Oswald, Ali Khamenei, Tina Turner, Terence Hill, and Ian McKellen. After him are Stanislav Petrov, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Amos Oz, Amanda Lear, Reuven Rivlin, and Giovanni Falcone.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Francis Ford Coppola ranks 154 out of 20,380Before him are Stan Lee (1922), Ray Charles (1930), David Letterman (1947), Steven Seagal (1952), John Adams (1735), and Tom Selleck (1945). After him are J. D. Salinger (1919), James Monroe (1758), John Wayne (1907), John Steinbeck (1902), Denzel Washington (1954), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Francis Ford Coppola ranks 5Before him are Steven Spielberg (1946), Martin Scorsese (1942), Stanley Kubrick (1928), and Woody Allen (1935). After him are George Lucas (1944), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Tim Burton (1958), John Ford (1894), David Lynch (1946), Oliver Stone (1946), and Brian De Palma (1940).