Coppola: 'Directing Gives Me Panic Attacks'

Oscar-winner FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is so unsure of his talents as a filmmaker, the job gives him panic attacks. The Godfather and Apocalypse Now director - whose new film Youth Without Youth is the first he's made in nine years - admits he hates taking charge and telling people what to do, because the mere idea of it fills him with angst and insecurity. He says, "It's not fun. The worst thing in my life is to be embarrassed in front of people. I think that fear comes from when I was a kid - I was always the new kid in school and I was terrified of being humiliated. It's the same thing on set. everyone's there looking at you as if you're smart... and of course you don't think you're smart at all."


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