Francis Ford Coppola and wife Eleanor are probably one of the most artistic couples in Hollywood. Most have even claimed that the team they make is unmatched by any so far. They have together made some of the best movies the world has seen so far.
The couple first met in the set of Francis’s first set as a director. Eleanor was assistant director to him. After which they began seeing each other for a couple of months leading to Eleanor getting pregnant. This was a tough decision for her as she wanted to give up the baby to an adoption home.
However Francis wanted to have the child and raise him as their own. Eleanor also has given Francis credit for his behavior and belief at times such as those where he kept his composure and behaved in a very gentlemanly manner.
The couple has been married for over sixty years now. They both claim that they are still in love with each other in the same manner they were sixty years back. In this long time they have three children two sons, Gian and Roman and daughter, Sofia who also is a director like her father.
Their daughter Sofia is also considered on being one of the most exciting and intriguing directors today.
Francis as a professional is one of the most decorated directors alive today. He has three Oscar’s to his name and a number of other prestigious awards like “Golden Globe”, “Screen Actors Guild Awards” etc.
His movies have already gained legendary status. He is also the first filmmaker to win an academy through a sequel and he accomplished this feat with “The Godfather part II”. He is also one of the few directors who have won both the Oscar and the Palme d’Or at the prestigious Cannes film Festival.
Francis however has not achieved commercial success in his films. But he is widely accepted for making the best movie made ever so far with his movie “The Godfather”. He is also one of the eight directors to win the Cannes twice.
Francis has yet to enter into the world of TV shows. However he has shown no keen interest into indulging himself into this category of visual arts. It has been rumored that he may have taken retirement from filmmaking after he released his latest film last year “Distant Vision”.
He is however keen to producing though and his latest involvement is with the much anticipated movie “Jeepers Creepers 3”.
His net worth is estimated to be around $250 million. Even though his films did not do very well in box offices he owes a larger part of his fortune to the movies he produced and smart investments.