Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola

Infobox actor

name = Sofia Coppola
birthdate = birth date and age|1971|5|14
location = New York City, New York, U.S.
birthname = Sofia Carmina Coppola
othernames = Domino Coppola
spouse = Spike Jonze (1999-2003)
domesticpartner = Thomas Mars
yearsactive = 1972 - present
occupation = director, producer, screenwriter, actress
academyawards = Best Original Screenplay
2003 "Lost in Translation"
goldenglobeawards = Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
2003 "Lost in Translation"
Best Screenplay
2003 "Lost in Translation"
cesarawards = Best Foreign Film
2004 "Lost in Translation"
goldenraspberryawards = Worst Supporting Actress
1990 "The Godfather Part III"
Worst New Star
1990 "The Godfather Part III"
awards = BSFC Award for Best Director
2003 "Lost in Translantion"
CFCA Award for Best Screenplay
2003 "Lost in Translation"
FFCC Award for Best Screenplay
2003 "Lost in Translation"
Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
2003 "Lost in Translation"
Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
2003 "Lost in Translation"
Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
2003 "Lost in Translation"
NYFCC Award for Best Director
2003 "Lost in Translation"
OFCS Award for Best Original Screenplay
2003 "Lost in Translation"
SEFCA Award for Best Original Screenplay
2003 "Lost in Translation"

Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American film director, actress, producer and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is the third female director, and only American woman, to be nominated for an Academy Award for Directing, the other two being Lina Wertmüller and Jane Campion.


Early life

Coppola was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of set decorator/artist Eleanor (née Neil) and director Francis Ford Coppola ("Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now"), granddaughter of the late composer Carmine Coppola, sister of Roman Coppola and the late Gian-Carlo Coppola, niece of Talia Shire and a cousin of Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Carmine. She attended Mills College and the California Institute of the Arts, and interned with Chanel when she was 15. [cite web|url=|title= Sofia Coppola: I'm more interested in looking than being looked at|accessdate= 2008-06-03|author= Lisa Armstrong|date= 2008-06-04|publisher= The Times] After graduating, Coppola started a clothing line called "Milkfed" that is sold exclusively in Japan.


Coppola began her career as an infant making several background appearances in her father's films. The most well-known of these early roles is her appearance in "The Godfather" as the baby boy in the christening scene.She is also featured in her father's film "The Outsiders" in a scene where Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, and Ralph Macchio are eating at a Dairy Queen before the famous burning church scene.

"Frankenweenie" (1984) was the first film she performed in that was not associated with her father. However, it often goes unnoticed due to her stage-name "Domino" which she adopted at the time because she thought it was glamorous, while still being quite ridiculous. [ [ FFWD Weekly Interview - May 18, 2000] ]

In 1989, a short film entitled "Life Without Zoe" was released as part of a 3-part anthology film, "New York Stories". It was written by Sofia Coppola and her father, Francis Ford Coppola (who also directed the film).

Role in "The Godfather Part III"

Her best known role is Mary Corleone in "The Godfather Part III" (1990), a role for which she was cast at the last minute after Winona Ryder fell ill. This heavily criticized performance (for which she received the award of "Worst New Star" in the 1990 Golden Raspberry Awards) practically ended her acting career, save for appearances in the independent film "Inside Monkey Zetterland" (1992) and in the background of films by her friends and family. In 1999, she appeared as Saché in George Lucas' "" (1999). She has since been quoted as saying she wasn't hurt by the criticism from her role in "The Godfather Part III" because she never especially wanted an acting career. [ [ Out of the Godfather's shadow] ]

Music video appearances

She can also be seen in several music videos from the 1990s, appearing briefly in Madonna's video for "Deeper and Deeper" in 1992 and went on to play a gymnast in the 1997 video for "Elektrobank" by the Chemical Brothers, which was directed by her ex-husband Spike Jonze.

Directing career

Coppola is now better known as a successful film director. Her first three films were "Lick the Star" (1998), "The Virgin Suicides" (1999) and "Lost in Translation" (2003). "Lost in Translation" won the Academy Award for original screenplay and three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture. With her Oscar nomination for Best Director (for "Lost in Translation"), Coppola became the third female director, and only American woman (so far), to be nominated for an Academy Award for Directing. Her win for best original screenplay made her a third-generation Oscar winner. In 2004, Coppola was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. [ [ Academy Invites 127 to Membership ] ]

Coppola's most recent film is the biopic "Marie Antoinette", adapted from the biography by British historian Lady Antonia Fraser. Kirsten Dunst plays the title character who marries King Louis XVI, played by Jason Schwartzman, Coppola's cousin. It débuted at the Cannes Film Festival where, despite boos in the audience, it received a standing ovation. [ [ ‘Marie Antoinette’ - a Quotational Reference Guide] ] Critics were divided.

Role as a Pop Culture Icon

Coppola has often been lauded as a pop culture icon within the indie music/film communities, in Paris and Tokyo especially. Her fashion sense was always apparent, and as a child she stayed in the wardrobe department of her father's films. Later, in high school, she would intern with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel. In 2002, fashion designer Marc Jacobs handpicked the actress/director to be the face of his house's fragrance. The campaign involved photographs of the Academy Award winner shot by photographer Juergen Teller in his chic signature grainy style.

In the mid-1990s, she and best friend Zoe Cassavetes helmed the short-lived series "Hi Octane" on Comedy Central. The show was a virtual who's-who of underground music, with frequent guests like Donovan Leitch, Mike Watt, Thurston Moore, Beck, and model-actress Jenny Shimizu (whose contribution to the show was educating viewers on the proper way to repair a transmission on a vehicle). Coppola has distinct tastes in indie music and style, which came together in a culturally controversial way in her soundtrack choices for "Marie Antoinette".


The '90s proved to be an extremely productive time in Coppola's life. At the beginning of the decade, she was often featured in girl-centric magazines like "Seventeen" and "YM". In 1998, she co-founded the clothing line "Milkfed" in Japan with friend Stephanie Hayman in cooperation with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon. The end of the decade marked her directorial debut.

Personal life

Coppola married director Spike Jonze in 1999 after being friends for nearly ten years; they were divorced in 2003. In the past, Sofia has been romantically linked to Keanu Reeves, Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, and director Quentin Tarantino. [ [ Coppola and Tarantino Share Suite] ]

In Paris, France on Tuesday, 28 November 2006, Coppola gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Romy, who is named in honor of her brother Roman. [ [ People: Nicole Kidman, Sofia Coppola, Michael Richards] ] The child's father is Thomas Mars, of the French rock band Phoenix, whom she met during the development of the Virgin Suicides soundtrack. Mars is the singer of the song Playground Love under the pseudonym Gordon Tracks. Mars made a cameo appearance with his band in Coppola's 2006 film "Marie Antoinette" in which the band plays for the queen in the Petit Trianon.




"' Music videos

* "Shine" by Walt Mink (1993)
* "This Here Giraffe" by The Flaming Lips (1996)
* "Playground Love" by Air (2000)
* "City Girl" by Kevin Shields (2003)
* "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" by The White Stripes (2003)"'



Music videos

*"Mildred Pierce" by Sonic Youth (1990) - directed by Dave Markey
*"Deeper and Deeper" by Madonna (1992) - directed by Bobby Woods
*"Sometimes Salvation" by The Black Crowes (1992) - directed by Stéphane Sednaoui
*"Elektrobank" by The Chemical Brothers (1997) - directed by Spike Jonze
*"Funky Squaredance" by Phoenix (2002) - directed by Roman Coppola

See also

*Coppola family tree


External links

* [ "The Coppola Smart Mob"] New York Times Magazine cover article
*imdb name|id=0001068|name=Sofia Coppola
* [ Milk fed.] - Coppola's Japanese fashion label
* [ Sofia Mini] - Coppola's Canned Wine
* [ So fine, Sofia] - Wine Review
* [ KCRW's The Treatment:Sofia Coppola]
* [ Sofia Coppola Interview with Clubplanet]

name = Sofia Coppola Films
title = Sofia Coppola
group1 = Short films
list1 = nowrap|"Bed, Bath and Beyond" (1996)nowrap|"Lick the Star" (1998)
group2 = 1990s
list2 = nowrap|"The Virgin Suicides" (1999)
group3 = 2000s
list3 = nowrap|"Lost in Translation" (2003)nowrap|"Marie Antoinette" (2006)

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