As long as I can make lots of money in other businesses, I'll continue to subsidize my own work.Francis Ford Coppola
I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.Francis Ford Coppola
I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button.Francis Ford Coppola
I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.Francis Ford Coppola
I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying he wanted me to make up dialogue.Francis Ford Coppola
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.Francis Ford Coppola
I wanted to write and direct movies and not be forced to adapt them from a bestselling book.Francis Ford Coppola
I was never sloppy with other people's money. Only my own. Because I figure, well, you can be.Francis Ford Coppola
I'm no longer dependent on the movie business to make a living. So if I want to make movies as other old guys would play golf, I can.Francis Ford Coppola
I've been offered lots of movies. There's always some actor who's doing a project and would like to have me do it. But you look at the project and think, 'Gee, there are a lot of good directors who could do that.' I'd like to do something only I can do.Francis Ford Coppola
It takes no imagination to live within your means.Francis Ford Coppola
It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.Francis Ford Coppola
Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.Francis Ford Coppola
Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful.Francis Ford Coppola
People feel the worst film I made was 'Jack.' But to this day, when I get checks from old movies I've made, 'Jack' is one of the biggest ones. No one knows that. If people hate the movie, they hate the movie. I just wanted to work with Robin Williams.Francis Ford Coppola
Steven Spielberg is unique. I feel that the kinds of movies he loves are the same kinds of movies that the big mass audience loves. He's very fortunate because he can do the things he naturally likes the best, and he's been very successful.Francis Ford Coppola
They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family.Francis Ford Coppola
We had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little, we went insane.Francis Ford Coppola
We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.Francis Ford Coppola
When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That's what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was 'You're a Big Boy Now.'Francis Ford Coppola
When newspapers started to publish the box office scores of movies, I was horrified. Those results are totally fake because they never include the promotion budget.Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
is a famous American director,
who was born on
April 7, 1939. As a person born on this date, Francis Ford Coppola is listed in our database as the 5th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 7) and the 7th most popular for the year (1939).
People born on April 7
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Francis Ford Coppola is the 157th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Francis Ford Coppola's birthday, Francis Ford Coppola is the 971st most famous American and ranks 124th in famous people born in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
In general, Francis Ford Coppola ranks as the 1653rd
most popular famous person, and the 26th most popular director of all time.
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