A family that has influenced every dimension of culture – encompassing film, music, and fashion – it is no doubt that the Coppola family is ultimately the coolest family in
Hollywood the world. If you’re wondering why this is even slightly relevant to you, well, the next time you run into a creative block, your first instinct should be to bust out the Coppola family tree – each stem will lead you to inspiration, and teach you about a thing or two about being dropdeadawesome.
1. FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
Francis Ford Coppola’s films are, essentially, the root of the Coppolas’ success. This legendary filmmaker directed undeniably astounding films, including: Apocalypse Now, The Godfather films, Bramstoker’s Dracula, and The Conversation.
2. CARMINE COPPOLA
Former student at Julliard and Manhattan School of Music, Carmine Coppola worked with son, Ford Coppola, on award-winning score for Apocalypse Now. He also composed scores for The Godfather, and made cameo appearances as conductor.
3. TALIA ROSE COPPOLA
Sister of Francis Ford Coppola, Talia is an actress who starred in The Godfather films as Connie Corleone and Adriana Balboa in the Rocky movies.
4. SOFIA COPPOLA
Daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia is also making her mark in the film industry with exceptional films including Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, and Marie Antoinette.
5. ROMAN COPPOLA
Brother of Sofia Coppola, Roman studied at NYU’s film school, and directed all music videos for the Strokes’ Is This It album, and later directed 12:51 and Room on Fire. He also directed Phoenix’s music video for Funky Squaredance, which is a permanent feature at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Do you remember when MTV 2 Dollar Bill featured The Strokes? Roman directed the entire show.
6. ROBERT & JASON COPPOLA SCHWARTZMAN
Sons of Talia Rose Coppola, and cousins to Sofia, Robert and Jason have both featured in countless popular films. Robert starred in The Virgin Suicides, and in Princess Diaries as cute and mysterious Michael Moscovitz. Jason has played remarkable roles in films including Rushmore, Marie Antoinette, Funny People, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Important note: Under Carmine Coppola’s direct family, they have acquired a total of 23 Academy Award nominations, with 9 wins – including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Original Score, and Best Original Screenplay.
7. THOMAS MARS (PHOENIX)
Sofia Coppola married lead singer of Phoenix, Thomas Mars. They have two kids – who will unquestionably grow up to be film or musical geniuses of their generation.
8. ROONEY AND COCONUT RECORDS
Robert Coppola Schwartzman is the lead singer and guitarist of Rooney (read: the official band of The O.C.), while older brother, Jason holds it down for Coconut Records. Jason also composed the musical score for Funny People.
9. THE STROKES CONNECTION
Gigwise / Somewhere
As we’ve discussed, Roman directed a huge amount of The Strokes’ music videos. Sofia also used I’ll Try Anything Once by the Strokes in her film, Somewhere. Lead singer, Julian Casablancas also thanks Robert Schwartzman in his solo album credits. Cool.
Sofia Coppola directed the ever-flawless commercials for Marni at H&M. (This is when we stop explaining and you just have to watch.)
11. BAND OF OUTSIDERS
Jason Schwartzman has been featured on clothing line & blog the Band of Outsiders countless times. Really, though… so many times.
Convinced yet? Start planning your marriage into the Coppola family now. If you want.