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Lost in Translation
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Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American film director, actress, producer and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is the first American woman and third woman in history to be nominated for an Academy Award for Directing.
Coppola is the daughter of director Francis Ford Coppola, grand-daughter of the late composer Carmine Coppola, sister of Roman Coppola and the late Gian-Carlo Coppola, niece of Talia Shire and a cousin of Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Carmine.
She attended Mills College and the California Institute of the Arts. After graduating, Coppola started a clothing line called Milkfed that is sold exclusively in Japan.
Coppola began her career as an infant making several background appearances in her father`s films. The most well-known of these early roles is her appearance in The Godfather as the baby boy in the christening scene. She is also featured in her father`s film The Outsiders in a scene where Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, and Ralph Macchio meet in a Dairy Queen before the famous burning church scene.
Frankenweenie (1984) was the first film she performed in that was not associated with her father. However, it often goes unnoticed due to her stage-name "Domino" which she adopted at the time because she thought it was glamorous.
Her best known role is Mary Corleone in The Godfather Part III (1990), a role for which she was cast at the last minute after Winona Ryder fell ill. This heavily criticized performance (for which she received the award of "Worst New Star" in the 1990 Golden Raspberry Awards) practically ended her acting career, save for appearances in the independent film Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992) and in the background of films by her friends and family. In 1999, she appeared as a handmaiden in George Lucas` Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999). She has since been quoted as saying she wasn`t hurt by the criticism from her role in The Godfather Part III because she never wanted to be an actress.
She can also be seen in several music videos from the 1990s, appearing briefly in Madonna`s video for Deeper and Deeper in 1992 and went on to play a gymnast in the 1997 video for "Elektrobank" by the Chemical Brothers, which was directed by her future husband Spike Jonze.
Coppola is now better known as a successful film director. Her first three films were Lick the Star (1998), The Virgin Suicides (1999) and Lost in Translation (2003). Lost in Translation won the Academy Award for original screenplay and three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture. With her Oscar nomination for Best Director (for Lost in Translation), Coppola became the first American woman and third woman to receive an Oscar nomination for film direction. Her win for best original screenplay made her a third-generation Oscar winner. In 2004, Coppola was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Coppola married director Spike Jonze in 1999 after being friends for nearly ten years; they were divorced in 2003. In the past, Sofia has been romantically linked to Keanu Reeves, Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, and director Quentin Tarantino.
In Paris, France on Tuesday, 28 November 2006, Coppola gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Romy, who is named in honor of her brother Roman. The child`s father is Thomas Mars, of French rock band Phoenix, whom she met in 2002, during the development of the Lost in Translation soundtrack. Mars made a cameo appearance with his band in Coppola`s 2006 film Marie Antoinette in which the band plays for the queen in the Petit Trianon.
Mills College, Oakland, California, United States (Dropped Out To Shoot The Godfather III (1990).)
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Sofia Carmina Coppola
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Francis Ford Coppola
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Gian-Carlo Coppola, Roman Coppola
Sofia Carmina Coppola ( KOH-pə-lə; born May 14, 1971) is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actress. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation, and became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. In 2010, with the drama Somewhere, she became the first American woman (and fourth American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. Her father is director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola.
Saint Helena High School, Saint Helena, California, United States (1989)
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