Roman Coppola

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Hailing from one of the most prominent movie-making families in Hollywood, Roman Coppola - second son of Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola - naturally entered the family business, but managed to carve his own ... Read more »
Born: 04/22/1965 in Paris, FR


Producer (11)

Gunfight at Red Dog Corral 2014 (Movie)


Indigo 2014 (Movie)


Mozart in the Jungle 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Bling Ring 2013 (Movie)


On the Road 2012 (Movie)


Somewhere 2010 (Movie)


The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)


The Spirit of '76 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rumble Fish 1983 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (6)

CQ 2002 (Movie)


Sonic Cinema 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Segment Director

John Grisham's The Rainmaker 1997 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Jack 1996 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Hi-Octane 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Writer (5)

Moonrise Kingdom 2012 (Movie)


The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)


CQ 2002 (Movie)


The Spirit of '76 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)
Camera, Film, & Tape (4)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

Special Photography Unit (Photography)

Free Tibet 1998 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Bed, Bath and Beyond 1995 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Lick the Star (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Actor (2)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Squirrel Contractor (Actor)

Bed, Bath and Beyond 1995 (Movie)

Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 (Movie)

visual effects and 2nd unit director (Visual Effects)
Sound (1)

The Black Stallion Returns 1983 (Movie)

sound recording mixer (Sound)
Production Management (1)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

Additional Japanese Unit (Unit Manager)
Other (7)

The Darjeeling Limited 2007 (Movie)

(Original Rank: 2nd Unit) (Second Unit Director)

Youth Without Youth 2007 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Marie Antoinette 2006 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

The Virgin Suicides 2000 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

The Black Stallion Returns 1983 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

The Outsiders 1983 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)


Hailing from one of the most prominent movie-making families in Hollywood, Roman Coppola - second son of Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola - naturally entered the family business, but managed to carve his own path despite keeping his historic name. After growing up on the film sets of "The Godfather" (1972), "The Godfather Part II" (1974) and "Apocalypse Now" (1979), Coppola worked on the crews for his father's films "The Outsiders" (1983) and "Rumble Fish" (1983), before striking out on his own as a producer and music video director. While he earned a solid reputation for his experimental music video style, particularly on Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" (1999), he often worked behind the scenes as a second unit director for his father, sister Sofia Coppola, and friend Wes Anderson. Coppola performed second unit directing duties on "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), "John Grisham's The Rainmaker" (1997), and Sofia's film debut "The Virgin Suicides" (1999), before making his own directing bow with the hip sci-fi feature "CQ" (2001). But Coppola stepped back from directing his own films to continue working for family on "Lost in Translation" (2003) and "Youth Without Youth" (2007), while creatively collaborating with Wes Anderson on "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004), "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007) and "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012). While another directing effort was certainly always on the horizon, Coppola remained satisfied contributing on second unit as well as producing and co-writing widely acclaimed films with family and friends.


Nicolas Cage Actor

Born Jan. 7, 1964; son of August Coppola and Joy Vogelsang

Eleanor Coppola

born in 1936 co-directed documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse"

Sofia Coppola Actor

Born May 14, 1971; wrote and directed several films including "Lost in Translation" (2003), which won her an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer

Born April 7, 1939 Directed "The Godfather" (1972) trilogy, among other films Financed son's directorial debut "CQ" (2001)

Gian-Carlo Coppola

born on September 17, 1963 killed in boating accident in May 1986

Christopher Coppola

son of August Coppola born on January 25, 1962

Jason Schwartzman Actor

Born June 26, 1980; son of Talia Shire and Jack Schwartzman; starred in "Rushmore" (1998) and "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007)


New York University

New York , New York 1983 - 1987



Co-wrote romantic adventure "Moonrise Kingdom" with Wes Anderson; film starred Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Frances McDormand


Wrote and directed "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," starring Charlie Sheen


Produced sister's film "Somewhere"


Co-wrote and produced "The Darjeeling Limited" with director Wes Anderson


Re-teamed with Sofia as second unit director in "Marie Antoinette"


Assisted sister Sofia Coppola in her film "Lost in Translation"


Made feature directorial debut with "CQ," which premiered at Cannes; also wrote screenplay


Directed all music videos for songs off The Strokes' album Is This It"


Worked as second unit director for sister Sofia Coppola's directorial debut "The Virgin Suicides"


Won three MTV Music Video Awards for collaboration with choreographer Richard Koufey for Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" video


Established commercial and music video production company called The Director's Bureau with friend and fellow director Mike Mills


Worked as second unit director for father's film "Bram Stoker's Dracula"; was in charge of special effects; his team was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Special Effects


Produced "The Spirit of '76"; also received story credit


Graduated from NYU Film School (date approximate)


Helped with sound in his father's "The Outsiders" and received associate producer credit on his father's "Rumble Fish"


Played small uncredited role as Young Sonny in his father's epic sequel "The Godfather Part II"

Began directing music videos; directed for artists including Moby, Daft Punk and Green Day, among others

Bonus Trivia


For the British group Mansun's video, Coppola took the 25,000 pounds given to him for a budget and threw it into a Liverpool train station during rush hour. He filmed the ensuing madness and that became the entire video.


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