Sofia Coppola to direct live-action 'Little Mermaid' movie

Sofia Coppola to direct live-action 'Little Mermaid' movie

March 18 (UPI) -- Sofia Coppola is currently in negotiation to direct a live-action version of "The Little Mermaid" based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.
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Sofia Coppola to co-write, produce film version of 'Fairyland'

Sofia Coppola to co-write, produce film version of 'Fairyland'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Siblings Sofia and Roman Coppola are to produce the film version of Alysia Abbott's memoir, "Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father," American Zoetrope announced.
Jessica Biel wears white Chanel to MoMA benefit honoring Tilda Swinton

Jessica Biel wears white Chanel to MoMA benefit honoring Tilda Swinton

(UPI) --Jessica Biel dazzles in a white frock in New York City.
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Works by Soderbergh, the Coen brothers among Cannes film fest lineup

Works by Soderbergh, the Coen brothers among Cannes film fest lineup

CANNES, France, April 18 (UPI) -- Movies by Steven Soderbergh, Roman Polanski and Alexander Payne will be competing at France's Cannes Film Festival next month, organizers said.

Judge scolds LA cop for movie side job

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge said a police officer showed poor judgment by moonlighting as a technical adviser on a movie about a case on which he was still assigned.
Sofia Coppola gives birth to 2nd daughter

Sofia Coppola gives birth to 2nd daughter

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Sofia Coppola gave birth in New York to her second daughter, a source told People.com Friday.
Sofia Coppola pregnant with baby No. 2

Sofia Coppola pregnant with baby No. 2

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- French-born musician Thomas Mars has confirmed his film director girlfriend Sofia Coppola is pregnant with their second child.
Schwartzman and Cunningham marry

Schwartzman and Cunningham marry

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. film actor Jason Schwartzman has married his girlfriend, clothing designer Brady Cunningham, after three years of dating, a publicist for Schwartzman said.

Sofia Coppola gives birth to baby girl

PARIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "Marie Antoinette" director Sofia Coppola has given birth to her first child, a daughter named Romy, with her boyfriend, French singer Thomas Mars.

Schwartzman: Coppola kin love the arts

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jason Schwartzman says he was raised by his multitalented family to appreciate the arts, but not pushed to pursue them as a career.

Sofia Coppola is pregnant

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Sofia Coppola is pregnant with her first child, which will also be the first grandchild for her dad -- Francis Ford Coppola.

New Sofia Coppola film hits Cannes

CANNES, France, May 21 (UPI) -- Sofia Coppola's film using contemporary culture to tell the life of Marie Antoinette premieres at the Cannes Film Festival. Coppola tells her version of the French queen's story, including a comparison to Princess Diana and 1970s and 80s music, the Sunday

Sofi Coppola to direct 'Marie Antoinette'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Sofia Coppola is set to direct "Marie Antoinette," from her own screenplay, for Columbia, Daily Variety said Thursday.

Thurman, Jolie, Coppola to present Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Uma Thurman, Sofia Coppola and Angelina Jolie are the latest Hollywood heavyweights on-board to present Oscars this Sunday in Los Angeles.

Critics' group loves 'Lost in Translation'

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Online has deemed Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation" the best film of 2003.
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Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American screen-writer, film director, actress, and producer. In 2003 she became the third woman (and the first American woman) to be nominated for an Academy Award for Directing, for Lost in Translation, and in 2010 with Somewhere, she became the first American woman (and fourth American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Coppola was born in New York City, New York, the youngest child and only daughter of set decorator/artist Eleanor Coppola (née Neil) and director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather and Apocalypse Now), granddaughter of the composer Carmine Coppola, sister of Roman Coppola and Giancarlo Coppola, niece of her father's siblings August Coppola and Talia Shire, and a cousin of Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Carmine. She attended high school at St. Helena High School and graduated class of 1990. She later went to Mills College and the California Institute of the Arts, and interned with Chanel when she was fifteen years old. After graduating, Coppola started a clothing line called Milkfed that is sold exclusively in Japan.

Coppola's acting career, frequently described as based largely upon nepotism, began as an infant, making background appearances in seven of her father's films. The most well-known of these early roles is her appearance in The Godfather as the baby boy in the christening scene. She is also seen in her father's film The Outsiders in a scene where Matt Dillon, Tommy Howell, and Ralph Macchio are eating at a Dairy Queen before the famous burning church scene.

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