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Francis Ford Coppola's Biography

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Francis Ford Coppola was born April 7, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan.

He grew up in New York in an Italian-American family.

He co-wrote the film Patton, for which he won an Oscar.

In 1972 Francis Ford Coppola directed The Godfather.

Further iconic films followed such as The Conversation in 1974, and Apocalypse Now in 1979.

His children include Sofia Coppola, who was nominated for an Oscar for best director for Lost in Translation.

His nephew is Nicholas Cage.

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