Francis Ford Coppola
Actor, Director, Writer
- Was bedridden for almost a year as a child after contracting polio, during which time he created short films and puppet shows.
- Worked as an assistant to low-budget director Roger Corman while in graduate school, serving as a writer, editor and dialogue director, among other roles.
- Directed a soft-core Western called Tonight for Sure in 1962.
- Befriended George Lucas while in film school and helped arrange financing for Lucas' first feature (1971's THX-1138); also produced Lucas' breakthrough film American Graffiti (1973).
Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)
Directors Guild of America Awards
BAFTA Film Awards
Writers Guild Awards
Cannes Film Festival
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