Sofia Coppola is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actress born on May 14, 1971, in New York City, USA. She is the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, a famous filmmaker, and the sister of Roman Coppola, also a filmmaker.
Sofia Coppola Career
Coppola started her career in the film industry as an actress, appearing in films such as “The Godfather: Part III” (1990) and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” (1999). However, she later turned to directing and screenwriting.
Coppola’s directorial debut was the 1999 film “The Virgin Suicides,” which was based on the novel of the same name by Jeffrey Eugenides. The film was critically acclaimed and established Coppola as a director to watch.
Her second feature film, “Lost in Translation” (2003), starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, was a critical and commercial success. The film won Coppola an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and made her the third woman ever to be nominated for Best Director.
Coppola has since directed and written several other critically acclaimed films, including “Marie Antoinette” (2006), “Somewhere” (2010), “The Bling Ring” (2013), and “The Beguiled” (2017).
Her films are known for their dreamy, atmospheric style, and exploration of themes such as loneliness, isolation, and the search for identity.
Coppola is also known for her collaborations with cinematographer Harris Savides, who worked on several of her films before his death in 2012.
Sofia Coppola ex-Wife: Who is Spike Jonze?
Sofia Coppola is currently married to Thomas Mars, the lead singer of the French band Phoenix. Her ex-husband is Spike Jonze, a filmmaker, and director, to whom she was married from 1999 to 2003.
Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel) is an American filmmaker, photographer, and actor. He is best known for his work as a film director, having directed several critically acclaimed movies, including “Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation,” and “Her.”
He has also directed a number of popular music videos for artists such as Beastie Boys, Weezer, and Fatboy Slim.