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Mario Cuomo ends 41-year boycott of 'The Godfather'

Mario Cuomo ends 41-year boycott of 'The Godfather'

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo confirmed he has ended his decades-long boycott against "The Godfather" and watched the 1972 film.

Peter Bogdanovich gets lifetime achievement award

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Actor-director Peter Bogdanovich accepted a lifetime achievement award at a New York film festival and Andy Garcia explained the sexiest part of being an actor.

Lawyers petition for transfer of ailing crime boss

ROME, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Lawyers for an aging Sicilian mafia boss said they have petitioned a court to move their client from prison to a hospital because he's in failing health.
Coppola to make film about Italian-American family

Coppola to make film about Italian-American family

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Francis Ford Coppola is preparing to direct a film about an Italian-American family set in the 1930s to '60s, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

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Griffin O'Neal gets jail time for DUI crash

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A San Diego judge sentenced Griffin O'Neal to 16 months in prison for driving under the influence of drugs and possession of a firearm by a felon, E! reported.
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Griffin O'Neal pleads guilty to DUI

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Actor Griffin O'Neal has pleaded guilty in a San Diego court to driving under the influence and possession of a firearm by a felon, officials said.
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Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola told TMZ "The Godfather" shouldn't have been followed up with two sequels, one of which won the Best Picture Oscar.
Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars wed

Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars wed

BERNALDA, Italy, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Sofia Coppola and Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars were married in Italy this weekend, Hollywoodnews.com reported.
Coppola and Mars set to wed

Coppola and Mars set to wed

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Sofia Coppola's publicist has confirmed the Hollywood movie director plans to marry rocker Thomas Mars this summer, People.com reported Tuesday.
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Francis Ford Coppola ( /ˈkoʊpələ/ koh-pə-lə; born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood's most innovative and influential film directors. He epitomized the group of filmmakers known as the New Hollywood, which included George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Woody Allen, William Friedkin, Steven Spielberg and Brian De Palma who emerged in the early 1970s with unconventional ideas that challenged contemporary filmmaking.

He co-authored the script for Patton, winning the Academy Award in 1970. His directorial fame escalated with the release of The Godfather in 1972. The film revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, garnering universal laurels from critics and public alike. It went on to win three Academy Awards, including his second, which he won for Best Adapted Screenplay, and it was instrumental in cementing his position as one of the prominent American film directors.

Coppola followed it with an equally critically successful, but commercially disappointing sequel The Godfather Part II, which became the first ever sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film received almost as high praises as its predecessor, and gave him three Academy Awards—for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. In the same year was released The Conversation, which he directed, produced and wrote. The film went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. His next directorial venture was Apocalypse Now in 1979, and it was as notorious for its lengthy and troubled production as it was critically acclaimed for its vivid and stark depiction of the Vietnam War. It won his second Palme d'Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.

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