Roman Coppola

  • Birth Name: Roman François Coppola
  • Birth Place: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Entrepreneur
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  • Born in an American hospital in France while his father Francis was working on the screenplay for Is Paris Burning?
  • Appears in uncredited roles in both The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, playing a young Sonny Corleone in the second film (who needed his hair curled before each day of shooting).
  • Lauded for his in-camera special effects on his father's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), which received a BAFTA Award nomination for Visual Effects.
  • Directed music videos for artists like Moby, Green Day and Fatboy Slim, plus all four videos for The Strokes' debut album.
  • Became the sixth member of the Coppola family to be nominated for an Academy Award with his Best Original Screenplay nomination along with Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom (2012).


  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Achievement in Special Effects: Nominee
  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2013, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Television Movie: Nominee


  • Francis Ford Coppola — Father
  • Nicolas Cage — Cousin
  • Anton Coppola — Great-uncle
  • Eleanor Coppola — Mother
  • Gian-Carlo Coppola — Brother
  • Sofia Coppola — Sister
  • Gia Coppola — Niece
  • Talia Shire — Aunt
  • Carmine Coppola — Grandfather
  • Pascale Electra Coppola — Daughter
  • Marc Coppola — Cousin
  • Christopher Coppola — Cousin
  • Jennifer Furches — Significant Other
  • Italia Coppola — Grandmother
  • Robert Schwartzman — Cousin
  • Jason Schwartzman — Cousin


  • Attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States
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