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Francis Ford Coppola Sent Gary Oldman 'Sex' Coffin For Dracula Role

24th July 2014

Moviemaker Francis Ford Coppola gave his Bram Stoker's Dracula star Gary Oldman a coffin to help him prepare to play a 300-year-old vampire.The actor was struggling to get into character during a pre-shoot retreat in...

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Stars Honour Sophia Loren At Special Dinner

21st July 2014

Stars including Robert Redford, Whoopi Goldberg, and Francis Ford Coppola gathered in California over the weekend (19-20Jul14) to pay tribute to Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren.The Italian beauty was honoured at the annual Napa Valley Festival...

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Actor Karl Schanzer Dies At 81

3rd June 2014

Karl Schanzer, the inspiration behind Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, has died at the age of 81.The former private detective passed away on 25 May (14) in Studio City, California. Coppola developed the film,...

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The Iconic Gordon Willis, A Legend Of Cinematography, Dies

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th May 2014

Hollywood is paying tribute to the kind of person you say ‘they don’t make them like that any more’ about. Gordon Willis, famous for his indelible imprint on Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather films as director...

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Francis Ford Coppola: Classic Films Need Time

26th April 2014

Francis Ford Coppola thinks films should be judged 10 years after their release. The 75-year-old filmmaker - whose directorial prominence was cemented with the release of 1972's 'The Godfather' - believes movies are often recognised...

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Val Kilmer Teams Up With Son In Acting Debut

26th April 2014

Francis Ford Coppola's actress/director granddaughter Gia made her adaptation of James Franco's book Palo Alto a family affair by casting Val Kilmer and his son Jack.The filmmaker has known Kilmer's kid all her life and...

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Hollywood's Golden Girl: In Praise Of Sofia Coppola

By Sophie Miskiw | 19th March 2014

Sofia Coppola was never exactly destined to pursue a career as a lawyer or a teacher. Born in New York City to artist Eleanor Coppola and 'The Godfather' director Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia had creativity...

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Joss Whedon Inspired By Godfather Part Ii

29th January 2014

Joss Whedon's inspiration behind 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' comes from 'The Godfather Part II'.The 49-year-old director admitted the 1974 American crime film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which is both a sequel and prequel...

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Francis Ford Coppola To Receive £100k Arts Prize, Does He Really Need The Cash?

By Lauren James | 17th September 2013

Francis Ford Coppola is set to be honoured in one of the world's biggest arts prize-givings at a presentation ceremony next month. The Oscar-winning director will be one of five awarded this year's Praemium Imperiale,...

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Francis Ford Coppola To Receive World's Biggest Art Prize

17th September 2013

Veteran moviemaker Francis Ford Coppola and opera singer Placido Domingo are to receive a $142,500 (£95,000) award as part of the world's biggest art prize.The Godfather director and The Three Tenors star Domingo are among...

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Mellody Hobson Marries George Lucas, But Which Legend Played Live?

By Michael West | 25th June 2013

Mellody Hobson has married her long-time partner - Star Wars director George Lucas - at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. The ceremony went ahead on Saturday afternoon (June 29, 2013), with former New Jersey Senator...

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Sofia Coppola Doesn't Read Movie Reviews

18th June 2013

Sofia Coppola refuses to read reviews about her movies as she's too ''sensitive''.The 'Bling Ring' director - who has previously won an Academy Award for her film 'Lost In Translation' - says despite the success...

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Al Pacino Praises 'Prodigy' Jessica Chastain

4th June 2013

Al Pacino thinks Jessica Chastain is a ''prodigy''.The veteran actor was so mind-blown by the then-unknown actress' audition for his film 'Wild Salome' - which is based on Oscar Wilde's play and was years in...

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Francis Ford Coppola Is Getting Back Into The Business With Brand New Mobster Saga

By Joe Wilde | 24th May 2013

Francis Ford Coppola is apparently readying himself to take on his next film, one that will follow a similar Italian-American saga as his most famous film franchise; The Godfather. The veteran filmmaker's plans were revealed...

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The Bling Ring Premieres At Cannes

17th May 2013

'The Bling Ring' held its premiere at Cannes Film Festival yesterday (16.05.13).The celebrity burgling drama was the highlight of the second day of the 66th annual film gala in France with main actress Emma Watson...

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Can 'The Bling Ring' Compete For Movie Gold During Awards Season?

By Michael West | 26th April 2013

The alarm bells started ringing when Sofia Coppola, the director of Lost in Translation and Somewhere, announced she would be adapting the story of a group of internet savvy Los Angeles burglars for the big-screen....

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The Things They Say: 3568366

21st March 2013

"I didn't want my name to be an issue. If I had it to do over again, I might not have changed it. But I believe in going with your heart, and that's what I...

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Francis Ford Coppola: Another Godfather Would Be Annoying

4th December 2012

Francis Ford Coppola would be ''annoyed'' if there was another 'Godfather' movie.The legendary director - who directed the 1972 classic and its 1974 sequel - doesn't think it would be in the interests of audience...

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Bram Stoker Turns 165: In Praise Of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula

By Michael West | 8th November 2012

Bram Stoker, the Irish novelist who created Dracula, was born 165 years ago today (November 8, 2012). Google's latest doodle celebrates the author, who wrote 19 books in total though will always be best known...

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Elle Fanning: 'Francis Ford Coppola Is Like My Grandfather'

12th October 2012

Teen actress Elle Fanning forged a close bond with Francis Ford Coppola after they met on the set of Somewhere, and insists the legendary director is now like a grandfather to her.The 14-year-old star was...

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All Quiet On The Kristen Front: 'On The Road' Stars Stay Silent

17th August 2012

Kristen Stewart was nowhere in sight for the UK premiere of her latest movie 'On the Road' at London's Somerset House this week. Organisers insist the actress was never scheduled to attend the event, though...

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Alec Baldwin Marries Hilaria Thomas

1st July 2012

Alec Baldwin has married fiancee Hilaria Thomas.The '30 Rock' actor tied the knot with the yoga instructor yesterday (30.06.12) at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York, in a ceremony watched by their close friends...

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Alec Baldwin To Marry At The Tend Of The Month

13th June 2012

Alec Baldwin is set to marry fiancee Hilaria Thomas at the the of the month.The '30 Rock' actor will tie the knot with the Spanish-born yoga instructor at New York's Basilica of St. Patrick's Old...

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Cannes Road's End For On The Road

23rd May 2012

The film version of Jack Kerouac's famous beat-generation novel On the Road has finally made it to the screen after a decades-long journey. The film received its worldwide premiere at the Cannes Film Festival today...

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Bruce Willis-starring 'Moonrise Kingdom' To Open Cannes Film Festival

9th March 2012

Bruce Willis will be centre of attention at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival later this year after it was announced that 'Moonrise Kingdom,' which he stars in alongside Billy Murray, Ed Norton and Tilda Swinton,...

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Mario Puzo Estate On Godfather Lawsuit: Absolute Baloney

22nd February 2012

Paramount Pictures are trying to put the kibosh on the release of a new Godfather-related novel from Mario Puzo estate. The New York Post have reported that the film company have claimed that the novel...

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Al Pacino Signs Up For Despicable Me 2

7th February 2012

Al Pacino is set to make his animated film debut in 'Despicable Me 2'.The 'Scarface' actor will voice the part of a villain in the movie - a follow-up to the 2010 comedy motion picture...

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Moonrise Kingdom Trailer Marks The Return Of Wes Anderson

13th January 2012

The trailer for Moonrise Kingdom - the forthcoming movie by celebrated writer and director Wes Anderson - hit the web on Thursday (January 12, 2012), whetting the appetite of fans who have waited almost three...

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Francis Ford Coppola Regrets Godfather Sequels

22nd November 2011

Francis Ford Coppola has spoken of his regret at making The Godfather sequels, claiming he should have stopped after the first movie. Upon its release in 1974, The Godfather 2 won universal acclaim as well...

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Charlie Sheen To Star In New Movie

9th September 2011

Charlie Sheen is to star in new movie A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charlie Swan III.The movie will follow the life of a successful graphic designer who has fame, money and charm but sees...

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