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Roman Coppola is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is the son of Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola, and the brother of Sofia Coppola. He has directed two features, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012) and CQ (2001). He has also written and produced several films, including The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).

Early Life

Roman Coppola was born in New York City, New York, on April 22, 1965. His parents are Francis Ford Coppola, a legendary film director, and Eleanor Coppola, a noted documentary filmmaker. He has two sisters, Sofia and Gian-Carlo. He was educated at St. Helena High School and the California Institute of the Arts.


Roman Coppola made his directorial debut with the film CQ (2001). The film was a critical and commercial failure. He followed this up with the much better received A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012). The film starred Charlie Sheen and Jason Schwartzman.

In addition to directing, Roman Coppola has also written and produced several films. He co-wrote The Darjeeling Limited (2007) with Wes Anderson. The film was a critical and commercial success. He also co-wrote Moonrise Kingdom (2012) with Anderson. The film was another critical and commercial success. He also produced The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), which was a critical and commercial success.

Roman Coppola has had a successful career as a film director, writer, and producer. He has directed two features, CQ (2001) and A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012). He has also written and produced several films, including The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). His net worth is $20 million.


Roman Coppola is married to Maya Rudolph. The couple has two children together.

General Info

Full NameRoman Coppola
ProfessionActor, Film producer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Television Director, Television producer, Music Video Director
EducationNew York University


ParentsFrancis Ford Coppola, Eleanor Coppola
SiblingsSofia Coppola, Gian-Carlo Coppola


NominationsAcademy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Awa...
MoviesMoonrise Kingdom, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, The Darjeeling Limited, CQ, Apocalypse Now, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Bling Ring, Somewhere, On the Road, Castello Cavalcanti, Fight for Your Right Revisited, The Spirit of '76, Apocalypse Now Redux, The Beguiled
TV ShowsMozart in the Jungle

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1Recently, I was in Bernalda, my dad's ancestral home town in Italy. He has just refurbished a palazzo and turned it into a hotel, so we had my sister's wedding there. It was beautiful.
2The director is the ultimate creative arbiter of what's going to happen. And as a director myself, you really appreciate collaborating with people who are trying to help you find what you need and what you want.
3That's a hobby of mine - to do whatever I can for unusual for-hire creative projects. I am waiting for someone to really challenge me - obviously I'm often approached to do film related work, but I would be very happy to design a bar or an amusement park ride. I would love to be an imagineer!
4I grew up in San Francisco and moved to L.A. about 20 years ago, and now my main home is in Hollywood.
5The short film project I just finished for W Hotels and Intel, I didn't have my script finished until a few days before we began filming. We edited it very quickly and now it's up online. It was great to conceive an idea and have it premiere just a few weeks later, compared to a feature, which takes a year or more.
6It's not just people in Hollywood: I'm sure everyone in the world thinks, 'What would be it like if I won an Oscar?'
7Film is like eating to me. It feels completely natural.
8Don't imitate. Write what you know about, that has to be your goal.
9Sometimes in writing you have difficult periods and then other times it just flows.
10To make personal movies that you are the author of, is quite a difficult thing. It takes a lot of stamina.
11A movie that I'm involved with and have a lot of love for, which is 'On The Road,' does use a lot of handheld. It can be done beautifully. I'm proud of that. It's a very beautiful movie.
12When I'm in London, Claridge's is a great favourite. I'm a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary.
13Movies are magical. Sometimes it just works, it catalyzes, and everything falls into place, and no one knows exactly how or why.
14I really value distinctive movies, movies that feel that they came from a person that was really something that they had conceived and they made and is a reflection of who they are.
15On 'Darjeeling,' I was on set every day and I acted as the second unit director and a producer on that film. I was there throughout the whole process. On 'Moonrise Kingdom,' I showed up for one day.
16I love 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and I love 'Bugsy Malone.' I haven't seen 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' in a long time, but I remember loving it as a kid.
17I'm a writer and director, and the movie I've seen a million times is 'Stardust Memories' by Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen and Charlotte Rampling.
18In my films that I've directed, and my work in commercials and videos, I've rarely used handheld. It's just not something I'm drawn to, but I've seen it done very well.
19Years go by. I go here, I go there, I have all sorts of adventures, and then I look back and say, 'Wow that's kind of an unusual way to live your life.'
20The more you travel, the better you get at it. It sounds silly, but with experience you learn how to pack the right way. I remember one of my first trips abroad, travelling around Europe by rail, fresh out of high school. I brought all these books with me and a paint set. I really had too much stuff, so I've learnt to be more economical.
21Relationship movies are often made for a female audience.
22Anything that you think is wild or fun, or can't wait to see or show your friends, go for it.
23I'm a curious person. I pursue things based on what sparks my interest. I'm not thinking about what role I play. I don't have to be a movie director or this or that. I just want to be part of projects and places that are of interest to me.
24Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most.
25I like things that are hand made - but personally for a man, I'm not interested in fashion that evolves with time. I like things to be the same. For a woman I think it's fantastic to have things that are different - it's like a flower where every season there's some new exotic bloom.
26There are a lot of very flamboyant and outlandish people and attention-seekers in L.A., and I think that's what makes L.A. appealing. A lot of people are attracted to come here to do things and make things happen and the city seems to attract larger-than-life characters.
27I am very much a person who appreciates perennial things. Things like a Lacoste shirt, a Clarks desert boot, Persol sunglasses and Vans shoes that have been the same forever. There are certain things that once you find it, you like it and it's done. I like Italian clothing, like suits from Battistoni and I have a shirt by Piero Albertelli.
28I've been enjoying 'Life on the Mississippi' by Mark Twain that I picked up at the airport randomly. It's very witty and interesting to read about his time as a steamboat pilot.


1Brother of Gian-Carlo Coppola.
2Sixth member of his family to be nominated for an Academy Award. Father Francis Ford Coppola won Best Screenplay for Patton (1970), The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), and Best Picture and Director for the latter. Sister Sofia Coppola won Best Screenplay for Lost in Translation (2003). Aunt Talia Shire was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Best Leading Actress for Rocky (1976). Grandfather Carmine Coppola won Best Original Score for The Godfather: Part II (1974). Cousin Nicolas Cage won Best Actor for Leaving Las Vegas (1995).
3Great-grandson of Francesco Pennino.
4Directs all of The Strokes music videos
5Attended New York University Film School
6Cousin of Robert Schwartzman.
7Cousin of Nicolas Cage, Marc Coppola and Christopher Coppola
8Nephew of Talia Shire
9Grandson of Carmine Coppola
10Brother of Sofia Coppola
11Son of Francis Ford Coppola
12Francis Ford Coppola's then-eight-year-old son appeared in his father's The Godfather: Part II (1974) as the young Sonny Corleone. "We had to curl his hair every morning", recalls Francis, "which he hated."
13Cousin of Jason Schwartzman




The Beguiled2017producer filming
Mozart in the Jungle2014-2016TV Series executive producer - 29 episodes
A Very Murray Christmas2015executive producer
Castello Cavalcanti2013Short producer
The Bling Ring2013producer
Eugene2012Short executive producer
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III2012producer
On the Road2012producer
The Darjeeling Limited2007producer
The Spirit of '761990executive producer
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside1990TV Movie documentary producer
Clownhouse1989executive producer
Rumble Fish1983associate producer


CQ2001written by
The Spirit of '761990story
Mozart in the JungleTV Series developed by - 20 episodes, 2015 - 2016 written by - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2014
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III2012written by
Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman2012Short
Moonrise Kingdom2012written by
The Darjeeling Limited2007written by


Mozart in the Jungle2014-2016TV Series 4 episodes
Prada: Candy2013Short
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III2012
Stella Artois: She Is a Thing of Beauty2010Short
The Work of Director Spike Jonze2003Video documentary segment "Praise You"
$2 Bill2002TV Series documentary 1 episode
Green Day: International Supervideos!2001Video video "Walking Contradiction"
Moby: Play - The DVD2001Video video "Honey"
Stop for a Minute2001TV Series documentary short
D.A.F.T.2000Video segment "Revolution 909"

Assistant Director

A Very Murray Christmas2015associate director
The Grand Budapest Hotel2014director: special photography unit
Tetro2009second unit director
Youth Without Youth2007second unit director
The Darjeeling Limited2007second unit director
Marie Antoinette2006second unit director
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2004second unit director
Lost in Translation2003additional director: additional Japan unit
The Virgin Suicides1999second unit director
The Rainmaker1997second unit director
Jack1996second unit director
Dracula1992second unit director


Fight for Your Right Revisited2011ShortCafé Patron
Fantastic Mr. Fox2009Squirrel Contractor (voice)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999Senate Guard (uncredited)
Bed, Bath and Beyond1996Short
Apocalypse Now1979Francis de Marais (Redux version only)
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977TV Mini-SeriesYoung Sonny Corleone
The Godfather: Part II1974Sonny Corleone as a Boy (uncredited)
The Godfather1972Boy on Street Who Attended Funeral (uncredited)
You're a Big Boy Now1966Baby Boy in Carriage (uncredited)


Dracula1993/IIVideo Game staff: American Zoetrope
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside1990TV Movie documentary additional footage
Gardens of Stone1987electronic cinema
The Black Stallion Returns1983production assistant
The Outsiders1983production aide


Chronique d'un cinéaste2002Video documentary short
Torrance Rises1999Short
Free Tibet1998Documentary
Bed, Bath and Beyond1996Short

Camera Department

Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice2001Video short assistant camera
Lick the Star1998Short second unit photography

Visual Effects

Dracula1992visual effects director

Production Manager

Gunfighter1999executive in charge of production

Sound Department

The Black Stallion Returns1983sound recordist


Joshy2016special thanks
Palo Alto2013very special thanks
Expired2007special thanks
Marie Antoinette2006thanks - as Roman
'Rumble Fish': The Percussion-Based Score2005Video short special thanks
Thumbsucker2005special thanks: for support
Wake2003special thanks
Lost in Translation2003thanks - as Roman
Adaptation.2002special thanks - as Roman
Human Nature2001special thanks
Torrance Rises1999Short very special thanks
The Linguini Incident1991special thanks


Here Is Something Beautiful (Etc.Documentary announcedHimself
The Family Whistle2016DocumentaryHimself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Winner
IMDb: What to Watch2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2013TV SeriesHimself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Last Call with Carson Daly2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Coda: Thirty Years Later2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Camera: The Naïve Visual Effects of 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Method and Madness: Visualizing 'Dracula'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Danger: Diabolik - From Fumetti to Film2005Video shortHimself
Silenci?2004TV SeriesHimself
Mario Bava: Operazione paura2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lost on Location: Behind the Scenes of 'Lost in Translation'2004Video documentary shortHimself
On the Set of 'CQ'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Chronique d'un cinéaste2002Video documentary shortHimself
Stop for a Minute2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
Mirrorball2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Torrance Rises1999ShortHimself
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse1991DocumentaryHimself (as Roman)
The 43th Annual Directors Guild Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside1990TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Filmmaker1968Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

The Making of 'Marie Antoinette'2007Video shortHimself
Silenci?2004TV SeriesHimself
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-19801992VideoYoung Sonny Corleone (uncredited)


Won Awards

2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Writing, Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2007NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest ScreenplayThe Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Television MovieA Very Murray Christmas (2015)
2013OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Writing, Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2013WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012Golden Marc'Aurelio AwardRome Film FestA Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
1994BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Special EffectsDracula (1992)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsDracula (1992)

2nd Place Awards

2013ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)
2012NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)

3rd Place Awards

2012VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ScreenplayMoonrise Kingdom (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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