Cinematic dynasty Three generations of Coppola in film
Francis Ford Coppola
Now 75, legendary US directorof the early 1970s. Along with Italian-American contemporaries such as Martin Scorsese, William Friedkin and Brian De Palma, he brought European energies to US cinema. Still at work on odd ball projects such as Twixt. Key works: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now.
Francis’s sister. Married to the great film composer David Shire, the actress had a gift for poignant vulnerability. But she also dida good Lady Mac be thin the unlovely third Godfather picture. Key works: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Rocky.
Born Nicolas Coppola, Cage is the son of Francis’s brother August. Began as a star of awkward, quasi- independent films.Now most often seen in a vest surrounded by angry Russian gangsters. Key works: Leaving Las Vegas, Moonstruck, Rumble Fish, The Bad Lieutenant.
Son of Francis. Can be seen asakid opposite Gia’s dad as Tom Hagen’s son in The Godfather Part II. Wenton to direct pop videos and produce features. Key works: co-writer of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and The Darjeeling Limited. Produced The Bling Ring.
Talia’s son. Known for a sort of dazed cool, he first hit home as the star of Wes Anderson’s Rush more and then became a vital member of that director’s stock company. Good as Alan Sherman in Saving
Mr Banks. Key works: Rushmore, Moonrise Kingdom, Saving Mr Banks, Big Eyes.
Francis’s daughter. Just as films such as The Godfather defined the early 1970s, Sofia’s Virgin Suicides (1999) caught the millennial confusion. Lost in Translation was even better. Has struggled since.
Key works: Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides, The Bling Ring.