Francis Ford Coppola received the Irving G. Thalberg award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's over the weekend during an Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles.
"I've learned how to spend money, and Francis has learned how to make it," producer George Lucas said during his tribute to Coppola.
Director Sofia Coppola and Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars, recently welcomed their second daughter, according to People.
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Sofia Coppola and her longtime boyfriend, Thomas Mars of the band Phoenix, are expecting their second child, he confirmed.
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Oct 27, 2006 07:16 PM ET
- by Ken Fox
I haven't seen Sofia Coppola's spun-candy take on the life of Marie Antoinette yet, but I've got to laugh at the way Columbia Pictures has decided to market the film. At the end of the latest promotional trailer, in which the teen queen (played by Kirsten Dunst) is seen flitting about lavishily appointed rooms of Versailles as Gang of Four's "Natural's Not in It" blasts on the soundtrack, then traveling in he royal coach through the misty, early morning countryside to the melancholy strains of New Order's "Ceremony," these words appear: "Based on a True Story." I'm not exactly sure what to make of this. I know Coppola has been taken to task for her apparent political indifference and the historical inaccuracy of a film that purports to tell the story of an important real-life figure whose death marked one the most momentous occaisions in the history of Western Europe the French Revolution. Since getting booed at Cannes those French tend to take their own history very s...