|Born||Roman François Coppola
April 22, 1965
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|Parent(s)||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)
Gia Coppola (niece)
Roman François Coppola (born April 22, 1965) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. With the 2012 film Moonrise Kingdom, he and co-writer Wes Anderson were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2016, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Comedy for Amazon Studios' Mozart in the Jungle.
Coppola serves as president of the pioneering San Francisco-based film company American Zoetrope. He is also founder and owner of The Directors Bureau, an award-winning commercial and music video production company.
Roman Coppola is the son of set decorator/artist Eleanor Coppola (née Neil) and director Francis Ford Coppola. He was born in the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, while his father was in Paris helping write the screenplay of Is Paris Burning?. As a boy, he had minor, uncredited roles in both The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. He attended New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
Coppola began his directing career by overseeing in-camera visual effects and second unit direction for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which garnered a BAFTA Award nomination for Visual Effects. He has continued to do second unit direction throughout his career, including Francis Ford Coppola's Jack, The Rainmaker, Youth Without Youth, and Tetro; collaborator Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Darjeeling Limited; and his sister Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette.
In the 1990s, Coppola established himself as an influential music video and commercial director. Through his production company, The Directors Bureau, he directed all four music videos for The Strokes' 2001 debut album Is This It, as well as "12:51" for Room on Fire. His other music videos include clips for Daft Punk, Lilys, Moby, The Presidents of the United States of America, Ween, Green Day, and Fatboy Slim. His music video for Phoenix's "Funky Squaredance" was invited into permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. He has also been a supporter of cousin Jason Schwartzman's musical side project, Coconut Records.
His first feature film, CQ, premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and was well-received critically. Set in Paris in 1969, CQ centers on a young film editor trying to juggle his personal and professional life while simultaneously juggling a science fiction adventure and his own personal art film. Coppola's second feature, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, debuted in 2012 at the Rome Film Festival. Charlie Sheen starred as the title character, a graphic designer dealing with a break-up. The cast also included Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. Reviews for the film tended toward the negative.
Coppola is also an inventor and entrepreneur, responsible for the Photobubble Company, Pacific Tote Company, and a number of projects through the "Special Projects" arm of his production company.
|1972||The Godfather||Boy on Street
Who Attended Funeral
|1974||The Godfather Part II||Sonny Corleone
as a Boy
|1979||Apocalypse Now||Francis de Marais||Redux version only|
|1990||The Spirit of '76||Yes||Yes||Story, executive producer|
|Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace||Cid Rushing||Uncredited|
|2007||The Darjeeling Limited||Yes||Yes||Co-writer, with Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman|
|2009||Fantastic Mr. Fox||Squirrel Contractor||Voice|
|2012||Moonrise Kingdom||Yes||Co-writer, with Wes Anderson|
|On the Road||Yes|
|2013||A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|The Bling Ring||Yes|
|1992||Bram Stoker's Dracula||Yes||Visual effects director||Francis Ford Coppola|
|1996||Jack||Yes||Francis Ford Coppola|
|1997||The Rainmaker||Yes||Francis Ford Coppola|
|1999||The Virgin Suicides||Yes||Sofia Coppola|
|2003||Lost in Translation||Additional director||Sofia Coppola|
|2004||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou||Yes||Wes Anderson|
|2006||Marie Antoinette||Yes||Sofia Coppola|
|2007||The Darjeeling Limited||Yes||Wes Anderson|
|Youth Without Youth||Yes||Francis Ford Coppola|
|2009||Tetro||Yes||Francis Ford Coppola|
|2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Special photography unit||Wes Anderson|
|2015||A Very Murray Christmas||Yes||Sofia Coppola|
|2002||$2 Bill||Yes||Episode: "The Strokes"|
|2014–present||Mozart in the Jungle||Yes||Yes||Yes||Executive produceer, creator, directed 3 episodes,
co-written with Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers
|2015||A Very Murray Christmas||Yes||Television special, executive producer|
|1996||Bed, Bath and Beyond||Actor, cinematographer|
|2011||Fight for Your Right Revisited||Actor||Role: Café Patron|
|The Mirror Between Us||Yes|
|Die Again, Undead One||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- Butterglory - "She's Got the Akshun"
- 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"
- God Lives Underwater - "From Your Mouth"
- Cassius - "Foxxy"
- Daft Punk - "Revolution 909"
- Fatboy Slim - "Gangster Trippin'"
- Moby - "Honey"
- 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"
- Kylie Minogue - "Sexercize"
Commercials and promotional videos
|2010||Stella Artois: Apartomatic||Yes||Commercial, co-directed with Wes Anderson|
|2012||Cousin Ben Troop Screening
with Jason Schwartzman
|Yes||Promotional short for Moonrise Kingdom,
co-written with Wes Anderson
|2013||Prada: Candy||Yes||Commercial, co-directed with Wes Anderson|
|2015||"Magic Jingle Elvis"||Yes||State Farm commercial|
- "Les Gens du Cinema". Retrieved 2016-06-29.
- "The Directors Bureau, New York and L.A. - Founded: 1996". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
- "Festival de Cannes: CQ". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
- E! Online, Charlie Sheen Heading Back to the Big Screen!
- "Roman Coppola". Nothing Major. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
- Binkley, Christina (2016-06-29). "Roman Coppola's Long-Planned Trip to Italy". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
- "State Farm: Magic Jingle Elvis" The Mill Accessed May 21, 2015