Sofia Coppola

Director Sofia Coppola on the set of Focus' Lost in Translation - 2003

Biography

Born 05/12/1971

A member of the filmmaking dynasty that includes such heavy hitters as father Francis Ford Coppola and cousin Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola parlayed her Hollywood clout and calling into various ventures, working as an actress, costume designer, screenwriter and later most notably, a director....
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Awards

  • In 2004, received Independent Spirit Award for Best Director
  • In 2004, received Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
  • In 2004, received Golden Globe Award for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)

Highlights

  • In 2006, Directed Kirsten Dunst in, "Marie-Antoinette," as the ill-fated French queen opposite Jason Schwartzman's Louis XVI
  • In 2003, Produced, wrote and directed second feature "Lost in Translation", with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director; received a nomination by the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film; received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Picture
  • In 2000, Made feature directorial debut with "The Virgin Suicides", a 1970s suburbia-set adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides' cult novel; also scripted

Family & Companions

  • Spike Jonze: husband (married on June 26, 1999; collaborated with Coppola on Comedy Central's "Hi-Octane"; directed her in The Chemical Brothers' "Elektrobank" music video; separated December 2003; divorced)
  • Quentin Tarantino: Companion (dated in 2004; no longer together)
  • Thomas Mars: Companion (frontman for the French band "Phoenix")

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