Sofia Coppola
Film director, screenwriter, actress
Sofia Coppola
Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American screenwriter, film director, producer and actress. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation, and became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. In 2010, with Somewhere, she became the first American woman (and fourth American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
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The Trailer For Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' Previews A Southern Gothic Horror
Huffington Post - 15 days
Here’s a rare remake worth your excitement: The first trailer for Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” has arrived.  Coppola gives her own spin on the 1971 drama starring Clint Eastwood, itself an adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 Southern Gothic novel. Colin Farrell plays a Confederate soldier riding out an injury at an all-girls boarding school in rural Virginia. As he bonds with the sheltered women on the property ― played by the likes of Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, “Pete’s Dragon” star Oona Laurence and “The Nice Guys” breakout Angourie Rice ― things get a little twisted.  “The Beguiled” marks Coppola’s first theatrical release since 2013’s “The Bling Ring.” It opens June 23. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Trailblazing Women: Elena Rossini, Filmmaker and Producer
Huffington Post - about 1 month
This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her. You have to see what you can be. 'Don't underestimate the power you already have. You can do so much yourself. Through this experience, I have built a lot of strength of character and feel I can do anything now. Elena Rossini is an Italian filmmaker, editor and social entrepreneur. Her mission: to create media that empowers women and girls. Her critically acclaimed documentary The Illusionists discusses the globalization of beauty and the marketing of unattainable body ideals around the world. Rossini is also the creator of the multimedia platform No Country for Young Women, which showcases over 120 interviews with inspiring women representing five continents, seven decades and over two dozen professions. Rossini often speaks at international conferences and is a 2014 alumna of the Young Leaders Program by the Council f ...
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Coppola revels in homecoming and 'scary' challenge of first opera
Yahoo News - 9 months
Sofia Coppola says she is loving the "scary" challenge of directing an opera for the first time as she prepares for the premiere of her production of "La Traviata" in Rome next week. The American film director has teamed up with Nathan Crowley, the British production designer behind the Batman trilogy, for a new production of the classic Italian opera with the costumes designed by fashion's king of glamour, the veteran designer Valentino. "I've really enjoyed my first experience in the theatre," Coppola, 45, told a press conference on Friday ahead of Tuesday's opening of the latest interpretation of Giuseppe Verdi's romantic tragedy at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
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ArtsBeat: Sofia Coppola to Make Opera Debut in Rome
NYTimes - about 1 year
Her staging of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” a collaboration with the fashion designer Valentino, will open on May 24.
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Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola to direct first opera in Rome
Reuters.com - about 1 year
ROME (Reuters) - Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola will make her operatic debut in May, directing a new production of Giuseppe Verdi's romantic tragedy "La Traviata", Rome's opera house said on Monday.
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The Most Popular Italian Wedding Destinations For Celebrities
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A destination wedding in Italy has become all the rage. This is confirmed by JFC Tourism Management, which — now that the figures are in — explains that the Bel Paese is currently the world leader in this business. Out of 44 million tourists who visit Italy annually, 352,000, or about 8%, come to get married, celebrate anniversaries or honeymoon. Among them, there are also countless celebrities who want history, cultural beauty, food and, naturally, romance. The top destinations are Venice, Lake Como, the Tuscan castles and the Amalfi Coast, but are also less classic venues such as Savelletri di Fasano, in the Puglia countryside, that served as a backdrop for Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s wedding. The couple chose the exclusive Borgo Egnatia, an all-white resort that was once a farming village. Set in the Itria Valley and surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, it has been transformed into magnificent villas with swimming pools, and it offers complete privacy (bor ...
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On my radar: Marianne Faithfull’s cultural highlights
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
The singer-songwriter on the French band Téléphone, Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, Kurosawa’s stunning Throne of Blood and a cool Parisian sushi restaurant The singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull’s career spans 18 albums and six decades. Spotted aged 16 by the Rolling Stones’s manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, she released several folk-pop albums and co-wrote the Stones’s Sister Morphine with her then boyfriend, Mick Jagger. After a decade battling drug addiction, she made a comeback with her 1979 new wave album, Broken English, before reinventing herself again in the 1980s as a blues and jazz singer. She has since worked with Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, Metallica, Beck, Jarvis Cocker, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Her acting career includes the cult film The Girl on a Motorcycle, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and playing God in Absolutely Fabulous, opposite her friend Anita Pallenberg as the devil. Having completed a 50th anniversary world tour, Faithfull plays the Roundhouse in London on 2 Febru ...
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Annual Festivity -- My 'Best Corrections and Apologies,' 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
MY YEAR-END SCHADENFREUDE-FEST has rolled around again, all too soon. It's been a pretty good year for some arresting media corrections and apologies. And some telling non-apologies. In London The Times has been getting its international and religious history wrong - VERY wrong: CORRECTION: Karol Wojtyla (remember the civilian name for John Paul II?) was referred to in Saturday's 'Credo' column as "the first non-Catholic pope for 450 years". This should, of course, have read "non-Italian". We apologize for the error. That really is just the quaintest of errors to make. You'll remember of course the old rhetorical question: 'Is the Pope Catholic?' Evidently someone at The Times of London thought it was still debatable. Just by the by ... I once, a long time ago, happened to run a department for a British network television TV company making journalistic programs about religion and ethics - and we called our weekly flag-ship program Credo. I'm now glad to see The Ti ...
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A Very Murray Christmas is now streaming on Netflix
Yahoo News - about 1 year
After more than a year of development and depressing teasers, Bill Murray's Christmas special, A Very Murray Christmas, is finally available for streaming on Netflix. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the film centers on a night at New York's Carlyle Hotel, where Murray, playing himself, is due to host a live holiday broadcast. But a blizzard derails the program, and a night of improvised revelry ensues. George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, and Michael Cera make appearances, as well. Lost in Translation, this is not.
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Sofia Coppola Unwraps Her Bill Murray Christmas Special
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
“A Very Murray Christmas” is an endearing white elephant gift to the world from Bill Murray and his friends. Created by the cult-hero comedian, his long-time writing partner Mitch Glazer, and director Sofia Coppola, the one-hour Netflix special embraces the strangeness of celebrity holiday sing-alongs without attempting to make an inherently corny TV institution seem cool. “There was never any logic to those shows,” Coppola says. “There's more of a story to ours than a straight variety show, but we also wanted something that could be a little more out there.” Luckily, she adds, “Netflix didn’t ask a lot of questions.”
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Sofia Coppola’s Muse? Bill Murray, of Course
NYTimes - about 1 year
The director and the movie star have rejoined forces for a star-studded Netflix special, “A Very Murray Christmas.”
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Bill Murray: 'I’ve Never Seen Netflix In My Life'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Bill Murray: 'I’ve Never Seen Netflix In My Life'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Marc Jacobs wows NY crowd with eccentric elegance
Yahoo News - about 2 years
American designer Marc Jacobs provided a dazzling finale to New York Fashion Week on Thursday with a collection of severe but eccentric elegance that followed cashmere cool from Ralph Lauren and urban eroticism from Calvin Klein. Jacobs invited film director Sofia Coppola, Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry and actress Christina Ricci to an intimate show staged to look like a boudoir with a painted couch as a backdrop and hanging ropes. The designer, considered perhaps the most innovative of his generation, was reportedly inspired by Diana Vreeland, the late fashion editor, who was also an American debutante and who trained once as a ballet dancer. Earlier in the day, rapper Kanye West sat front row at Ralph Lauren chewing gum in a bomber jacket as the 75-year-old designer crafted his classic American look in sophisticated, elegant browns and grays.
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T Magazine: Sofia Coppola’s Juicy Red Valentine
NYTimes - about 2 years
The filmmaker introduces her newest bottle of wine — and suggests some nice chocolates to enjoy with it.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sofia Coppola
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    On May 2016, the New York Times reported that Coppola would be making her debut as an opera director.
    More Details Hide Details She is currently directing a production of La Traviata for the Teatro Nazionale in Rome, Italy. Coppola was nominated for three Academy Awards for her 2003 film Lost in Translation, in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. She would go on to win for Best Original Screenplay, but lost the other two nominations to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Her nomination for Best Director made her the first American woman in history to be nominated in that category, and the third woman overall, after Lina Wertmüller and Jane Campion. In 2010, Kathryn Bigelow became the fourth woman to be nominated, and the first to win the award. Coppola, however, remains the youngest woman to be nominated in the Best Director category. Her win for Best Original Screenplay resulted in her family becoming the second three-generation Oscar-winning family, her grandfather Carmine Coppola and her father Francis Ford Coppola having previously won Oscars. The first family to achieve this feat was the Huston family: Walter, John, and Anjelica.
  • 2014
    Age 42
    In October 2014, Coppola launched a series of Christmas ads for the clothing chain Gap.
    More Details Hide Details At the beginning of the 1990s, she was often featured in girl-oriented magazines like Seventeen and YM. In 1998, she cofounded the clothing line Milk Fed in Japan with friend Stephanie Hayman in cooperation with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon. In 2002, fashion designer Marc Jacobs chose the actress/director to be the 'face' of his house's fragrance. The campaign involved photographs of her shot by photographer Jürgen Teller in his signature over-exposed style. In the July 2013 issue of Elle, photographs shot by Coppola of Paris Hilton at her Beverly Hills mansion (which makes a cameo in The Bling Ring) were featured.
    In October 2014, Bill Murray announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he and Coppola were working on a Christmas special.
    More Details Hide Details He stated that they were in the early stages of planning and no network was involved at the time. In May 2015, the first trailer for A Very Murray Christmas was released along with news that the special would be released in December of that year by Netflix. Coppola is set to direct a remake of the 1971 western film The Beguiled starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst, due for release in 2017. In the mid-1990s, she and best friend Zoe Cassavetes helmed the short-lived series Hi Octane on Comedy Central which spotlit performers in underground music. The show was cancelled after four episodes. In December 2008, Coppola's first commercial premiered during an episode of Gossip Girl. The advertisement which she directed for the Christian Dior fragrance Miss Dior Chérie which was shot in France with model Maryna Linchuk was very well received and continues to be popular on YouTube.
    In March 2014, it was reported that Coppola was in negotiations to direct a live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid from a script by Caroline Thompson.
    More Details Hide Details However, in June 2015, it was announced Coppola had dropped out of the film due to creative differences.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    Coppola married musician Thomas Mars on August 27, 2011 at Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy.
    More Details Hide Details They met while producing the soundtrack to The Virgin Suicides. They have two daughters: Romy (born November 28, 2006), whose name is a homage to Coppola's brother Roman, and Cosima (born May 2010). Coppola and her family live in Paris. She said of the city: "The Palais-Royal, the Tuileries Garden, the Musée d'Orsay. You can tell I love the city, right? It's a filmmaker's dream there; the colors are beautiful!"
  • 2008
    Age 36
    Coppola's next film The Bling Ring (2013) was based on actual events centered around the Bling Ring, a group of California teenagers who burgled the homes of several celebrities over 2008 and 2009, stealing around $3 million in cash and belongings.
    More Details Hide Details Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien starred in the film. The film opened the Un Certain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. An announcement in mid-December 2013 stated that American Zoetrope had successfully attained the screen rights for the memoir Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father and that Coppola will adapt the book with Andrew Durham. Coppola will also produce the film with her brother Roman.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    In 2004, Coppola was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her third film was the biopic Marie Antoinette, adapted from the biography by British historian Antonia Fraser. Kirsten Dunst plays the title character, who marries King Louis XVI, played by Jason Schwartzman, Coppola's cousin. It debuted at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival where, despite boos in the audience, it received a standing ovation.
    More Details Hide Details Critics were divided. Her fourth film was Somewhere (2010). The movie was filmed at Chateau Marmont. The plot focuses on a "bad boy" actor portrayed by Stephen Dorff who is forced to reevaluate his life when his daughter, played by Elle Fanning, arrives unexpectedly. In November 2010, Coppola was interviewed by Joel Coen, who professed his admiration of Coppola's work, at the DGA screening of Somewhere in New York City.
  • 2003
    Age 31
    Her win for best original screenplay in 2003 made her a third-generation Oscar winner.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 27
    In 1999, Coppola married director Spike Jonze, whom she had first met in 1992, and they divorced in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details In an official statement, Coppola's publicist explained that the divorce decision was reached "with sadness". It is widely believed that a minor character in Lost in Translation is based on Jonze, as Coppola stated after the film's release, "There are elements of Spike there, elements of experiences."
  • 1994
    Age 22
    After Lina Wertmüller and Jane Campion, Coppola became the third female director to be nominated for an Academy Award for Directing and the second to win the Original Screenplay award, after Campion in 1994 (Wertmüller was also nominated), thus making a pattern for the female directors to be nominated for both awards.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 18
    After she was critically panned for her performance in The Godfather Part III, for which she was named "Worst Supporting Actress" and "Worst New Star" at the 1990 Golden Raspberry Awards, Coppola ended her acting career, although she appeared in the 1992 independent film Inside Monkey Zetterland, as well as in the backgrounds of films by her friends and family: for example, she appeared as Saché in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details She has since been quoted as saying that she was not hurt by the criticism from her role in The Godfather Part III, because she never especially wanted an acting career. Coppola also appears in several music videos from the 1990s: The Black Crowes' "Sometimes Salvation"; Sonic Youth's "Mildred Pierce"; Madonna's "Deeper and Deeper"; The Chemical Brothers' "Elektrobank", which was directed by her future husband Spike Jonze; and later Phoenix's "Funky Squaredance". Coppola's first short film was Lick the Star (1998). It played many times on the Independent Film Channel. She made her feature film directing debut with The Virgin Suicides (1999). It received critical acclaim upon its premiere in North America at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and was released later that year. Her second feature was Lost in Translation (2003). Coppola won the Academy Award for her original screenplay and three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture Musical or Comedy.
  • 1989
    Age 17
    Coppola is a 1989 graduate of St. Helena High School.
    More Details Hide Details She later attended Mills College and the California Institute of the Arts. After dropping out of college, Coppola started a clothing line called Milkfed, which is now sold exclusively in Japan. Coppola's acting career, marked by frequent criticisms related to nepotism, began while she was an infant, as she made background appearances in seven of her father's films. The best known of these early roles is her appearance in The Godfather as the infant Michael Francis Rizzi in the baptism scene. Coppola returned to her father's trilogy in both the second and third Godfather films, playing an immigrant child in Part II and playing Michael Corleone's daughter in Part III, after the originally cast actress Winona Ryder discontinued her involvement with the film. Coppola responded to a question about her role in The Godfather Part III in a 2013 interview: Let's see. Did I not wanna do it? Um. I was game. I was trying different things. It sounded better than college. I didn't really think about the public aspect of it. That took me by surprise. The whole reaction. People felt very attached to the Godfather films. I grew up with them being no big deal. I mean, I understand they're great films but... I dunno. I'm not surprised. It makes sense that people would have an opinion about it but I got a lot of attention I wasn't expecting.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on May 14, 1971.
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