24 Facts About Sofia Coppola

1. In 2006, Sofia Coppola had a child with boyfriend Thomas Mars, a French singer.

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2. In 2004, Sofia Coppola won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film.

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3. Sofia Coppola made headlines again in 2003 when she debuted Lost In Translation, a film she both wrote and directed.

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4. In 2017 Sofia Coppola became the second woman to win the best director award at the Cannes film festival.

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5. Sofia Coppola was born in New York City while her father was filming The Godfather.

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6. On May 28, 2017, Sofia Coppola was awarded the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for The Beguiled, making her the second ever woman to win the award.

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7. Sofia Coppola is the first American woman to win the award.

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8. Sofia Coppola was nominated for three Academy Awards for her film Lost in Translation, in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

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9. Sofia Coppola said in an interview she "could not turn down the project" with designer and fashion icon Valentino Garavani designing the costumes for this 15 show run of La Traviata.

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10. In October 2014, Sofia Coppola launched a series of Christmas ads for the clothing chain Gap.

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11. Sofia Coppola described her version of the film as a reinterpretation, rather than a remake, of Don Siegel's 1971 adaption of the same book.

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12. Sofia Coppola cited her intrigue with the South as part of the story's intrigue.

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13. Sofia Coppola has managed to forge a distinctive identity in spite of her father's reputation as a major figure in American cinema.

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14. Sofia Coppola went to Tokyo and started filming without Murray officially signing on yet, hoping that he would show up.

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15. Sofia Coppola had Murray in mind for the role of Bob Harris while she was writing the screenplay.

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16. Sofia Coppola was first drawn to the story after reading the book by Jeffrey Eugenides in 1995, at the recommendation of musician Thurston Moore.

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17. In June 2015, it was announced Sofia Coppola had dropped out of the film due to creative differences.

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18. In March 2014, it was reported that Sofia Coppola was in negotiations to direct a live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid from a script by Caroline Thompson.

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19. In November 2010, Sofia Coppola was interviewed by Joel Coen, who professed his admiration of her work, at the DGA screening of Somewhere in New York City.

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20. In 2004, Sofia Coppola was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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21. Sofia Coppola won the Academy Award for her original screenplay and three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture Musical or Comedy.

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22. At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Sofia Coppola became the second woman in the festival's history to win the Best Director award, for the drama film The Beguiled.

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23. In 2010, with the drama Somewhere, Sofia Coppola became the first American woman to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.

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24. In 2006, Sofia Coppola directed the historical drama Marie Antoinette, starring Dunst as the ill-fated French queen.

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