Coppola, Sophia Carmina

Coppola, Sophia Carmina, , 1971- , American director, screenwriter, and actress, b. New York City. The youngest child of director Francis Ford Coppola and documentary filmmaker Eleanor Neil, Coppola was raised in Southern California. As an actress, she appeared in many of her father’s films in the 1980s, including all three of his Godfather films; her role as Michael Corleone’s daughter in Part III (1990) was not well-received by the critics, and Coppola herself said she was unhappy with her work. She also worked as a model in the early 1990s. She showed more interest in directing, making her first feature film The Virgin Suicides (1999), and her breakthrough film, Lost in Translation (2003), for which her screenplay won an Academy Award; she was only the second woman to win an Oscar for an original script. Other films include the lavish costume drama Marie Antoinette (2006), Somewhere (2010; Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival), and The Beguiled (2017; Best Director, Cannes Film Festival).

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