Birthday: 07-04-1939
Age: 80
Star sign: Taurus

Francis Ford Coppola is a director, screenwriter, and a producer. He hails from America He got enrolled in UCLA Film School for graduation.

He directed his first short Film, The two Christophers and then Ayamonn the Terrible. He then directed his first Film Tonight for Sure for which he was a screenwriter and producer. The list of Films for which he was a director and a writer for The Bellboy and the Playgirls which is an edited version of a German movie, Dementia 13 which is a horror thriller and sources said that this was a low budget horror Film back then, then he went on to direct many movies like The Rain People-this movie wasn’t so successful but it is considered to be one of Fore’s personal Films, The Godfather movie was a blockbuster and was considered to be a very influential Film, One from the Heart, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club, New York Stories and The Rainmaker etc.

He directed, developed the screenplay, and produced The Godfather part II, The Godfather part III, The Conversation, Apocalypse now, Youth without Youth, Tetro, Twixt, Distant Vision. He also directed and produced Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This movie received positive reviews from the critics, and it was number 1 film at the box office for quite a while. He is a multiple award holder. His movie Patton won Academy Award for best original screenplay. He was the screenwriter for the movie. The Godfather won many Awards such as Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, Directors Guild of America award, David di Donatello award. The Godfather part II won Academy Award, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, Writers Guild of America Award. He received best director Award for both the Films.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula won Saturn Awards for Best Direction and also Best Horror Film. The conversation won Palme d’Or, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, National Board of Review Award.

He was given #4 ranking in top ten directors of all time in a poll conducted by Sight and Sound publication and #10 in Critics top ten directors. He was given number 17 ranking in Moviemaker magazine’s top 25 directors and #21 in Entertainment weekly’s top 50 directors.

He is even a recipient of many honorary Awards like “Golden Lion” and he was even awarded at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in 2007. In 2015, he got The Princess Austria Award for Arts. He is now a producer of the upcoming Film Jeepers Creepers 3 which is to be released in 2016.

 

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Francis Ford Coppola is a prominent Hollywood director, screen writer and producer. He became a household name with The Godfather and was widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

He was born in Michigan on 7 April 1939 to Carmine and Italia Coppola. He grew up in New York. He studied at Hofstra College where he developed a keen interest in theatre. He completed his graduation at UCLA Film School.
He was an assistant of the filmmaker Roger Corman.  He was the dialogue director, sound man and an associate producer for Tower of London (1962), The Young Racers (1963) and The Terror (1963) respectively. Later, Coppola directed Dementia 13 which went on to become a cult classic film.

He co-wrote This Property is Condemned (1966), Is Paris Burning? (1966) and eventually directed You’re a Big Boy Now in 1966, which garnered critical acclaims and got him his Master of Fine Arts degree. During the filming of film Finian’s Rainbow (1968), he met George Lucas, who was his production assistant in The Rain People (1969).

He went on to direct The Godfather (1972) which became a milestone film in the history of cinema. It bagged some awards and was considered as one the greatest films ever made.

He followed this with The Conversation (1974) which was a success and The Godfather Part II (1974) which was again a huge success and won six Oscars. His next venture Apocalypse Now (1979), which was based on the Vietnam War, received tremendous critical acclaim and was widely regarded as a masterpiece by many.

He directed movies like The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983), The Cotton Club (1984), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and a segment from New York Stories (1989) where he collaborated with Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen.

His next movie was The Godfather Part III (1990) which was also a huge success. In 1992, he made Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Gary Oldman was cast in the titular role. The film performed well all over.

His later directorial ventures were movies like Jack (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Youth without Youth (2007), Tetro (2009), Twixt (2011) and Distant Vision (2015).

 

 

Edward Zwick English Actor

Edward Zwick

Edward Zwick is an American director and also a Producer. He belonged to a Jewish family. He is a very successful director. Before becoming a director, he was a journalist at Rolling Stone. He has directed many Films and the successful ones out of them are – The Last Samurai- this movie was based on a true story of French war men. Blood Diamond- this movie gained positive critics response and got good ratings on IMDb, Legends of the Fall, The Siege, Love & Other Drugs, Courage Under Fire, Defiance, About Last Night, Glory, Leaving Normal. He has even directed Pawn Sacrifice, which came out in 2014. He has produced movies like Cut Bank, About Alex, Boys of AbuGrahib, Love and Other Drugs, Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai, Women vs. Men, Abandon, I am Sam, Lone Star State of Mind, Traffic, The Siege, Shakespeare in Love. He produced TV series like thirtysomething, My So-called life, CBS Summer Playhouse, Family, Quarterlife. Shakespeare in Love got him Academy Award for best picture. Traffic was nominated for the same category. Zwick has a production company named ‘The BedFord Falls Company’ which produced movies like Traffic, Shakespeare in love, and TV series such as thirtysomething, Relativity, Once and again, My So-called life. His upcoming projects are Jack Reacher: Never Go Back coming in 2016 and 'The American Can' for which the date is to be announced. Apart from direction and production he also acted in movies like Women vs. Men, The Player, and the TV series ‘Once and again.’ He also appeared as himself in Made in Hollywood, thirtysomething, Up close with Karrie Keagan, Charlie Rose, Hollywood’s Best Film Directors, Blood Diamond: Becoming Archer, Film 2016, The Siege: Freedom in History, Shootout, Becoming Sam and many more. He has even written screenplays for his movies, Love and other Drugs, The Siege, The Last Samurai. He has even written a few episodes of thirtysomething, Quarterlife. He has written the story for the movies Extreme Close-up and Special Bulletin. He was also a story editor for six episodes of the TV series The Family. Glory was appreciated by critics and he won a Golden Globe award for the movie.

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Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie is a renowned English director who is well-known for his crime movies. Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) two of his most successful films till date which starred Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. He was born in a small town Hatfield, Hertfordshire. He was the second child of Amber Ritchie and Captain John Vivian Ritchie, former Seaforth Highlanders and Advertising Executive. Ritchie was expelled from Stanbridge Earls School at the age of 15. It was stated that drug abuse was the reason because of which he was expelled from the school. But his father mentioned that he was found cutting class and ‘entertaining a girl’ in his room. Ritchie is also a patient suffering from dyslexia. In 1995, Ritchie made his first 20 min short film, ‘The Hard Case’, which was critically acclaimed by a lot of people. Later in 1998, with help from some of his friends and their connections, Ritchie decided to make a feature film.Trudie Styler, a mutual acquaintance, decided to invest in his film as he had seen The Hard Case and thought it was worth a shot. In the span of eight months, the production of the film ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ was finished. It was released in the same year, and it received a lot of critical acclaims. In 2000, Ritchie was given the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for this film. His next film came out in 2000 which was Snatch, and it was associated with big names such as Brad Pitt and Dennis Farina. His other movies such as Swept Away (2002), Revolver (2005) and RocknRolla (2008) were not able to sweep away the audience and neither did they receive any critical acclaim. But with Sherlock Holmes (2009), Ritchie finally hit his mark. The film was a critical success and grossed over $520 million worldwide. He was married to Madonna in the year 2000 and the marriage lasted for only eight years as in 2008 they both filed for a divorce. Guy Ritchie has a son with Madonna, Rocco John Ritchie and later they had adopted a Malawian baby boy David. On 30 July 2015, Richie married model Jacqui Ainsley, and the couple has three children together.   Another Version of this Bio… Guy Ritchie is a prominent English filmmaker. He was born in Hertfordshire on 10 September 1968 to John and Amber Ritchie. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 in the year 1995. He never joined any film school because he felt that their work was boring. He started his career by directing music promos. He used the profits to make a twenty-minute short film The Hard Case (1995). This film convinced his investors to pool in money for Ritchie’s directorial venture Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). The film generated positive reviews and is now considered by many as a classic cult film in the crime comedy genre. The movie starred actors like Jason Statham, Jason Flemyng, Nick Moran, Dexter Fletcher and Vinnie Jones. He followed this with Snatch (2000). This movie was made on a bigger budget and also starred actors like Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro and Dennis Farina. Regarding the story and genre, this movie was along the same lines as the previous one. Ritchie married pop star Madonna and worked with her in the short film Star (2001), a music video ‘What It Feels Like For A Girl’ and the movie Swept Away (2002). Ritchie directed Revolver in 2005. He followed it with RocknRolla in 2008. It had actors like Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Thandie Newton and Toby Kebbell and was well received. Ritchie directed Sherlock Holmes (2009) starring Robert Downey Jr. in the titular role and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. The film garnered good reviews and went on to become a commercial success. Its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was released in 2011. His next project was The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) which starred actors like Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. His upcoming film is Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.    

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