|Born||Roman Ford Coppola
April 22, 1965
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|Parents||Francis Ford Coppola
|Family||Gian-Carlo Coppola (brother)
Sofia Coppola (sister)
Jason Schwartzman (cousin)
Robert Schwartzman (cousin)
Nicolas Cage (cousin)
Marc Coppola (cousin)
Christopher Coppola (cousin)
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. 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, Moby, The Presidents of the United States of America, Ween, Green Day, and Fatboy Slim. He has also been a huge 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 an accomplished television commercial director as well. Coppola is now the co-owner of American Zoetrope with his sister Sofia Coppola.
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.
On September 9, 2011, it was announced that Roman Coppola has written and will direct a film entitled A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. The independent film, released in 2013, starred Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman and attained negative reviews.
He is presently (2013) directing commercials for GEICO.
- The Spirit of '76 (with Lucas Reiner) (1990) (story only)
- CQ (2001) (director/writer)
- The Darjeeling Limited (2007) (co-writer, with Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman) (also second unit director)
- Somewhere (2010) (producer)
- A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012) (director/writer)
- Moonrise Kingdom (2012) (co-writer, with Wes Anderson)
- The Bling Ring (2013) (producer)
- ¡El Tonto! (2012) (The Directors Bureau)
- Modern/Love (2012) (The Directors Bureau)
- The Mirror Between Us (2012) (The Directors Bureau)
- Eugene (2012) (The Directors Bureau)
- 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"
- Marianne Faithfull - "Sex with Strangers"
- Phantom Planet - "California"
- The Strokes - "The Modern Age" / "Hard to Explain" (Version #2) / "Someday"
- The Vines - "Get Free"
- Phoenix - "Everything is Everything"
- Sebastian Tellier - "L'Amour et La Violence"
- Arcade Fire - "Here Comes The Night Time" / "We Exist" / "Normal Person"
- Roman Coppola Studio
- The Directors Bureau
- The Directors Bureau Special Projects
- Roman Coppola at the Internet Movie Database
- bio and credits at hollywood.com
- The Darjeeling Limited Interview with Roman Coppola