Happy 80th birthday to writer/director/producer/composer and vintner Francis Ford Coppola
! After nearly five decades making movies, Coppola has become a cultural force that few else have proven to be in our lifetimes. His film career has been filled with peaks and valleys, and from making several of the greatest films ever made to flops that have bankrupted him (“One From the Heart
”), Coppola has never been hesitant about swinging for the fences in his film projects.
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Along the way, Coppola has received 14 Academy Award nominations, winning five Oscars. He is only one of six individuals who have won Oscars for producing, directing and screenplay. Coppola has also been nominated for 16 Golden Globe Awards, winning three. Quite a haul.
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And at 80, he’s still at work, announcing plans to