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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14 May 1971
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Sofia Coppola on the film that launched her – The Start podcast
Guardian (UK) - about 1 month
Our new culture podcast, The Start, brings major artists to the mic to reveal how they began their careers. In this first episode, Sofia Coppola talks about the fear and the thrill of directing her debut film, The Virgin Suicides Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts or Acast, and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter At the 1999 Cannes film festival, attendees watched the work of a little-known 28 year old. That film was The Virgin Suicides, written, directed, and produced by Sofia Coppola. The novel by Jeffrey Eugenides about a doomed family of teenage sisters had resonated so much with the young Sofia she felt compelled to step behind the camera and make her own mark on movies. Continue reading...
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In redoing 'The Beguiled,' Sofia Coppola had to erase the camp but heighten the gender power struggle
LATimes - about 2 months
My friend and production designer, Anne Ross, told me one day, “You should watch this movie ‘The Beguiled.’ I think you need to remake it.” I thought that was funny because I’d never remake someone else’s film. But I watched it, and it stayed in my mind and I kept thinking about it; a story about...
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Sofia Coppola Unpacks The Defining Songs From Her Soundtracks
Huffington Post - 8 months
The musically minded director discusses "Just Like Honey," Miley Cyrus and more.
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'Transformers 5' Endures Franchise Low As Indies Perform Well At The Box Office
Huffington Post - 8 months
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The Miss Sofia Coppola Seminary For Eternal Admirers
Huffington Post - 8 months
One of Hollywood's most distinctive filmmakers returns, disciples in tow.
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Sofia Coppola brings a ruthless precision to the artful Southern gothic 'The Beguiled'
LATimes - 8 months
Although it unfolds in and around a Virginia boarding school in 1864, a year before the end of the Civil War, Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” has some of the spooky, suggestive magic of a fairy tale. The opening shot could be of an ancient grove at the witching hour, the chatter of cicadas merging...
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Sofia Coppola's 'Beguiled' buzz tour of L.A. and why her Civil War thriller focuses on women but not race
LATimes - 8 months
After spending a little too much time in Calabasas making her last film “The Bling Ring,” Oscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola needed a change of scenery. “I knew after I did that movie I wanted to do something beautiful because that was such a tacky, ugly world,” the filmmaker said Thursday night...
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'The Beguiled' continues a bond Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola started with 'The Virgin Suicides'
LATimes - 8 months
Kirsten Dunst didn’t want to kiss anyone. She was 16 and had been playing a young innocent on-screen for a decade. Now, on the set of Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides,” she was supposed to film a scene in which she made out with a handful of guys. And she was riddled with anxiety. “But Sof...
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Behold, Nicole Kidman Transfixed By A Pie
Huffington Post - 9 months
Celebrity photographs are a key component of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, so here is one of Nicole Kidman hypnotized by the luckiest pie in the world.  Kidman’s finger hovered over that dessert at the after-party for Monday’s Los Angeles premiere of “The Beguiled,” where she is seen surrounded by co-star Elle Fanning, chef Casey Thompson, director Sofia Coppola and co-star Kirsten Dunst. The women in Coppola’s new movie do serve pie to the wounded Civil War soldier (Colin Farrell) they take in at their isolated Louisiana boarding school. Oscar winners, they’re just like us. The actress touched this fresh confection with abandon, and for that we salute her. It is, after all, the Year of Kidman.  You might say the “Beguiled” premiere was to pie for.  -- 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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the new classics: Six Directors Pick Their Favorite Films of the 21st-Century
NYTimes - 9 months
Antoine Fuqua, Sofia Coppola, Paul Feig, Denis Villeneuve, Brett Ratner and Alex Gibney share their highly personal lists.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sofia Coppola
  • 2016
    Age 44
    On May 2016, the New York Times reported that Coppola would be making her debut as an opera director.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    In October 2014, Coppola launched a series of Christmas ads for the clothing chain Gap.
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    In October 2014, Bill Murray announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he and Coppola were working on a Christmas special.
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    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 39
    Coppola married musician Thomas Mars on August 27, 2011 at Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 2003
    Age 31
    Her win for best original screenplay in 2003 made her a third-generation Oscar winner.
  • 1999
    Age 27
    In 1999, Coppola married director Spike Jonze, whom she had first met in 1992, and they divorced in 2003.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 1989
    Age 17
    Coppola is a 1989 graduate of St. Helena High School.
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  • 1971
    Born on May 14, 1971.
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