Roman Coppola

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Roman Coppola
Born Roman Ford Coppola
(1965-04-22) April 22, 1965 (age 50)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1983–present
Parent(s) Francis Ford Coppola
Eleanor Coppola
Family Gian-Carlo Coppola (brother)
Sofia Coppola (sister)
Jason Schwartzman (cousin)
Robert Schwartzman (cousin)
Nicolas Cage (cousin)
Marc Coppola (cousin)
Christopher Coppola (cousin)
Gia Coppola (niece)

Roman Ford Coppola[1] (born April 22, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, and music video director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 2012's Moonrise Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

Coppola was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, the son of set decorator/artist Eleanor Coppola (née Neil) and director Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola was born in the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine while his father was in Paris writing the screenplay of Is Paris Burning?. He attended New York University's film school, the Tisch School of the Arts.


Coppola had a small role as one of the sons of Tom Hagen during the funeral scene in The Godfather. He also played Santino Corleone as a young boy in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II. He oversaw the in-camera visual effects for his father's 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Coppola's feature-film debut, CQ premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[2] He founded the production company The Directors Bureau and directed all the music videos for songs of The Strokes' albums Is This It and "12:51" for Room on Fire. Coppola has directed clips for artists including Daft Punk, Lilys, Moby, The Presidents of the United States of America, Ween, Green Day, and Fatboy Slim. He has also been a supporter of cousin Jason Schwartzman's musical side project, Coconut Records. His music video for Phoenix's "Funky Squaredance" was invited into permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. He is a television commercial director as well. Coppola is the co-owner of American Zoetrope with his sister Sofia Coppola.[3]

He has worked in other areas of film production, including second unit direction for such films as Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jack, The Rainmaker, Youth Without Youth, Tetro (all five directed by his father), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited (both films by Wes Anderson; Darjeeling was co-written and produced by Coppola) and his sister Sofia's The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette. Coppola also co-wrote the film Moonrise Kingdom with Anderson, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination.

Coppola wrote and directed A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, an independent film, released in 2013, starring Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman[4] and attained negative reviews.

After previous stints in advertising including Burger King's 2004 "Ugoff" ad campaign, Coppola is directing commercials for GEICO as of 2013.





Short films[edit]

  • ¡El Tonto] (2012)
  • Modern/Love (2012)
  • The Mirror Between Us (2012)
  • Eugene (2012)

Music videos[edit]








  • Air - "Playground Love"
  • Phoenix - "Funky Squaredance"
  • Mellow - "Another Mellow Winter"





  • Phoenix - "Everything is Everything"





  • Arcade Fire - "Here Comes The Night Time" / "We Exist"


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google Books
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: CQ". Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  3. ^ Coppola stated this in an interview with Harry Knowles for Ain't It Cool News published on May 8, 2007.
  4. ^ E! Online, Charlie Sheen Heading Back to the Big Screen!
  5. ^ "State Farm: Magic Jingle Elvis" The Mill Accessed May 21, 2015

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