The Actor: Being the daughter of celebrated filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia entered the industry with bit parts in seven of his movies, including all of The Godfathers and Rumble Fish.
Her graduation from bit parts to lead role in The Godfather Part III was universally derided, however, and Coppola’s stuck to directing ever since.
Directorial Style: Coppola’s movies ebb with a melancholic indie vibe.
All four of her feature films have delved into themes of alienation and sadness, her latest – Somewhere, starring Stephen Dorff – following a Hollywood actor who’s disillusioned with his A-list lifestyle. Wonder if she’s drawing from experience?