Francis owns the Rubicon restaurant with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
In 1962, Francis got a job as scriptwriter in Seven Arts Productions company.
In 1996, Francis was the jury president at the Cannes Film Festival.
Francis brought out the San Francisco-based City magazine. He lost 1.5 million dollars in this venture.
Francis created the winery Niebaum-Coppola.
During November 2005, Coppola was a special guest in the 46th Thessaloniki Film Festival, in northern Greece.
In 2001, Coppola re-released Apocalypse Now as Apocalypse Now Redux.
The Italian word "coppola" stands for the typically Sicilian cloth cap. It is seen a lot in mafia movies.
He has been granted the title of "Duke of Megalopolis" by the Spanish writer Javier Marías.
Francis Ford Coppola is 6 feet tall.
Francis Ford Coppola and his sister Talia Shire are the first pair of brother and sister to be nominated for Oscars in the same year. This happened in 1975.
George Lucas said that the character of Han Solo in the Star Wars trilogy was based on Coppola.
Francis Ford Coppola is one of only four people who simultaneously won Oscars for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay.
Dementia 13 was Francis Ford Coppola's first feature film that he directed.
Francis Ford Coppola's biggest salary was for The Godfather: Part III. He earned $6,000,000 and profits.
Francis Ford Coppola wrote the screenplay for the classic war drama Patton which won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1970.
Francis Ford Coppola was nominated by Entertainment Weekly Francis Ford Coppola was voted one of the 21 greatest movie directors.
As a child Francis Ford Coppola was obsessed with Jane Powell and covered his room with her pictures. When he found out she got married to Anthony Steffen Jr. he tore down all of the pictures.
At one point in time Francis Ford Coppola developed his own food line.
In Rutherford, California, Francis Ford Coppola owns a vineyard which produces Rubicon wine.
As a young boy, Francis Ford Coppola caught polio. During this time he spent in quarantine he learned and practiced puppetry.
Francis Ford Coppola is known for casting his family members into his movies.
Francis Ford Coppola attended and graduated from Hofstra University. He also attended UCLA to study film.
Francis Ford Coppola grew up in a very creative and artistically-inclined family of Italian-American heritage. His father Carnine Coppola was a composer and musician. Francis Ford Coppola's mom was an actress.
Though Francis Ford Coppola kept his name from birth he is credited for his work under several names such as Thomas Colchart, F. Coppola, Francis Coppola, Dad, and Francis.
Francis Ford Coppola married Eleanor Coppola in February of 1963 and they have four children together.
Francis Ford Coppola was born with this name and Coppola is one of the few actors who didn't change it.
Francis Ford Coppola: You ought to love what you're doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.
Francis Ford Coppola: You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.
Francis Ford Coppola: When I was about nine, I had polio, and people were very frightened for their children, so you tended to be isolated. I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television.
Francis Ford Coppola:The stimulation you receive from hearing what so-and-so is writing, what they're doing; the admiration I had for these other filmmakers was self-empowering and stimulating for my own work.
Francis Ford Coppola: The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought. I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm I had when I was doing shows at college.
Francis Ford Coppola: Life for me at age five and six was pretty wonderful and perfect. But then I went through that whole New York school system. I found them very frightening.
Francis Ford Coppola: It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.
Francis Ford Coppola:I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
Francis Ford Coppola: I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it.
Francis Ford Coppola: George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina. He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again.
Francis Ford Coppola: Usually, the stuff that's your best idea or work is going to be attacked the most.
Francis Ford Coppola: The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
Francis Ford Coppola: I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.
Francis Ford Coppola: Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.