5 Facts About Francis Ford Coppola

1. In 1997, Francis Ford Coppola founded Zoetrope: All-Story, a literary magazine devoted to short stories and design.

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2. In 1989, Francis Ford Coppola teamed up with fellow Oscar-winning directors Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen for an anthology film called New York Stories.

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3. In 1986, Francis Ford Coppola directed Captain EO, a 17-minute space fantasy for Disney theme parks executive produced by George Lucas, starring singer Michael Jackson.

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4. At one point, Francis Ford Coppola was told by the then-president of Paramount that "Marlon Brando will never appear in this motion picture".

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5. In 1965, Francis Ford Coppola won the annual Samuel Goldwyn Award for the best screenplay written by a UCLA student.

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