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Today is Francis Ford Coppola‘s 80’s birthday. The Academy Award winning writer and director has been a Hollywood force for nearly half a century. With fourteen Oscar nominations, five victories, and an Honorary statue under his belt, he’s an absolute giant in the industry. On this day, we pay tribute to him by honoring his finest works. What would you put forward as Coppola’s crowning achievement?
Coppola is obviously best known for “The Godfather” trilogy, which established him as an A-lister. Specifically, his work making “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II” are considered some of cinema’s pinnacle. His filmmaking in regard to “Apocalypse Now” is also in conversation among the very best of the craft. Arguably, during the 1970s, no one was a more powerful director than Coppola.
Beyond those obvious big ones, there’s still a ton of quality to sift through up and down his resume. “The Conversation,” “The Outsiders,” and “Peggy Sue Got Married” should certainly be in the conversation. “Bram Stocker’s Dracula” has more than its fair share of fans as well. Among his lesser celebrated efforts, something like “The Rainmaker” is actually rather underrated. Even when doing something with less of a personal connection like that one, Coppola still brought all of his prowess to the game. It shows in the final product, too.
Time to chime in on the legend’s big day. For his birthday present, what is your pick for Francis Ford Coppola’s best work? Let us know!