Francis Ford Coppola is a famous American filmmaker, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his films like ‘The Godfather,’ ‘The Godfather Part II,’ and ‘Apocalypse Now.’ Coppola is known for his imaginative creativity and artistic precision. He started his filmmaking career when he was still a student at the ‘UCLA Film School.’ He made a few noticeable movies before directing ‘The Godfather,’ the movie with which he revolutionized the gangster genre cinema. He was reluctant to direct a movie like that as he did not want to ruin the image of Sicily, but he took up the challenge and won several ‘Academy Awards’ for it. He then went on to make the Vietnam War-based movie ‘Apocalypse Now’ and gained acclaim for it. The glorious era of Coppola’s film-making career is considered to be the 70s. During the 80s and 90s, too many creative and commercial disappointments came his way. Apart from being a filmmaker, he is also a successful businessman; he owns a winery, restaurant, lifestyle resorts, etc. Coppola’s children Sofia and Roman are well-known filmmakers in Hollywood.