Roman Coppola biography
Date of Birth: 1966
The son of acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola, Roman was born with a
proverbial camera in his hand. With much of his family in the film
industry -- cousin actors Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman and Marc Coppola,
sister actress/director Sofia Coppola and grandfather film composer Carmine
Coppola -- Roman had film running in his veins. His father
felt it was important that family help one another out, so Roman began
working on his father's films as a teenager.
Working on sound for the film The Outsiders (1983), followed by a stint as
an associate producer on Rumblefish (1983), Coppola added to his
hands on experience with a formal education at NYU Film School. Following
graduation, he went right back into film -- producing five feature films.
With the industry at his beck and call, Coppola tested the water in a number
of other jobs, including acting, writing, visual effects and directing.
Although he earned his first award nomination for his efforts on Dracula's
(1992) special effects, directing was what really caught his eye.
He moved into the field, directing music videos and working with such
artists as Moby, Daft Punk and Wyclef, as well as the Grammy-nominated
"Walking Contradiction" for Green Day and the notorious "Peaches" for The
Presidents of the United States. In 1999 he earned three MTV Music Video
Awards for directing Fat Boy Slim's "Praise You".
In 1996, Roman established a commercial and music video production company
called The Director's Bureau with Mike Mills, through which he has directed
commercials for companies that includrf Levis, Coca-Cola, Adidas, and The
CQ marks the feature film directorial debut of Roman Coppola, who
also wrote the screenplay.
Roman Coppola Filmography
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) (uncredited)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
Apocalypse Now (1979) (scenes deleted)
The Godfather: Part II (1974) (uncredited)