Sofia Coppola filmography and biography
Date of birth: 14 May 1971, New York City, New York, USA
Sofia Coppola trivia
- Cousin of Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman.
- Daughter of director Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor Coppola (nee' Neil).
- Cousin of Nicolas Cage, Marc Coppola and Christopher Coppola (I).
- Her film debut: as the baby (boy!) in the christening scene toward the climax of The Godfather.
- Designer for street fashion label Milkfed, which she calls "a small t-shirt company"
- Replaced Winona Ryder in the role of Mary Corleone in The Godfather: Part III.
- Sister of Roman Coppola and Gian-Carlo Coppola.
- Is the third woman in history and the First American Woman to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award.
- In 2004, she became the first American woman ever nominated for best director Oscar. The two other past Oscar nominees were Jane Campion who is a New Zealander and Lina WertmÃ¼ller who is Italian.
- Sofia and her ex-husband Spike Jonze have both received Oscar nominations for Best Director, having been the first married couple to do so.
- With her 2004 Oscar win for screen writing, she joined her family, The Coppolas, to becoming the second family to have Oscar winners in three generations with her father, Francis Ford Coppola, grandfather, Carmine Coppola, and cousin, Nicolas Cage, all winners. The first family is the Hustons - Anjelica Huston, John Huston (I) and Walter Huston.
- A friendship of many years with Quentin Tarantino blossomed into a serious relationship recently following Sofia's separation from her husband, Spike Jonze.
- Is one of a select few who has won both an Academy Award and a Razzie.
- Niece of Talia Shire, David Shire, Jack Schwartzman and August Coppola.
- Studied photography at Mills College in Oakland, California, just east of San Francisco, and painting at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) in Valencia, California, just north of Los Angeles.
- Designer Marc Jacobs (V) named a bag after her: The Sofia Bag.
- Is one of two "Star Wars" cast members to direct a cast mate in a movie. Frank Oz directed Ian McDiarmid in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Terence Stamp in Bowfinger. Coppola directed Hayden Christensen in The Virgin Suicides and Rose Byrne in Marie Antoinette.
- Has stated that her favorite band is The Chemical Brothers.
- Has mainly Irish and Italian ancestry, along with some English.
- Sofia and her boyfriend, Phoenix (I) vocalist Thomas Mars, became the parents of a girl, Romy, on November 28, 2006 in Paris, France.
- Her first appearance on film was as the baby in the Baptism sequence in The Godfather. This was the inspiration for a scene in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, in which Chancellor Palpatine declares the formation of the Empire while Anakin Skywalker kills the separatist leaders. Coppola appeared earlier in the Star Wars series, as the handmaiden Sache in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
- Friend of Zoe R. Cassavetes.
- She was one of the cast members who were involved in all three of The Godfather films, along with Al Pacino. She played as the christened baby in The Godfather, as a child on a steamboat in The Godfather: Part II, and eventually as Mary Corleone in The Godfather: Part III. Nevertheless, her appearances in the first and second movie were left uncredited.
- Great-granddaughter of Francesco Pennino.
- Aunt of Gia Coppola.
- Granddaughter of Carmine Coppola and Italia Coppola.
- Is an alumnus of the children's theatre group MET2 along with Adam Lambert (II), Nicolas Cage , Matt McFarland, Kylie Tyndall, Keaton Tyndall, Vivian Bayubay, Nathan Norton, Derek Klena, Lauren Klena, & Roma Watkins.
- She and her boyfriend, Thomas Mars, are expecting their second child [December 16, 2009].
- At age 32, became the youngest woman ever to be Oscar-nominated as Best Director for Lost in Translation.
Sofia Coppola quotes
- On taking her stage name, "Domino", at the age of 11: "I thought it was glamorous."
- "You're considered superficial and silly if you are interested in fashion, but I think you can be substantial and still be interested in frivolity." - when discussing the topic of her movie, Marie Antoinette.