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Eleanor Coppola


Eleanor Coppola was born on May 4, 1936 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Eleanor Jessie Neil. She is a director, known for Paris Can Wait (2016), Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) and Apocalypse Now (1979). She has been married to Francis Ford Coppola since February 2, 1963. They have three children. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Paris Can Wait Director
(2016)
Apocalypse Now Miscellaneous Crew
(1979)
The Lunch Director
(2019)

Filmography

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 2017 Sailing Lesson (Short) (completed)
 2017 Two for Dinner (Short)
 2007 Coda: Thirty Years Later (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 The Making of 'Marie Antoinette' (Video short)
 1998 Making of 'The Virgin Suicides' (Documentary short)
 1996 A Visit to China's Miao Country (Documentary short)
 1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Documentary) (documentary footage)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote 'Notes: On the Making of Apocalypse Now' (published by Faber & Faber, 1979)

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eleanor Coppolla | Mom & Dad | Mom | Eleanor Neil
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Personal Quote:

I'm this housewife who suddenly decided to write and direct a film. It was terrifying, but part of the challenge was cutting through all of your fears and just going for it. [2016] See more »

Trivia:

At the age of 80 Eleanor Coppola made her narrative feature debut with Paris Can Wait (2016). She isn't the oldest person to direct a first feature: That distinction belongs to Japanese director Takeo Kimura, who was 90 when his narrative debut feature Dreaming Awake (2008) was released. See more »

Nickname:

Ellie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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