All 8 of these folks are in the Coppola family tree. Decided to write this since I’ve been impressed by both the quality and connectedness of this family.
1. Jason Schwartzman
Starred in films Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, and I ♥ Huckabees. Was also songwriter/drummer for band Phantom Planet, and now has solo music project Coconut Records.
2. Nicholas Cage
Starred in Leaving Las Vegas (Academy Award), Lord of War, Adaptation, as well as the revolutionary cinema classic, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
3. Sofia Coppola
Director of Lost in Translation (Academy Award), Marie Antoinette, and The Virgin Suicides.
4. Thomas Mars
Married to Sofia Coppola and father of their two children. Lead singer of rock band Phoenix.
5. Robert Schwartzman
Lead singer/guitarist for band Rooney. Also played opposite Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries.
6. Roman Coppola
Directed all music videos for The Strokes album “Is This It" as well as for the single "12:51”. Has also directed music videos for Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys, and Green Day. Contributed camera work to the films Love Actually, The Life Aquatic, and The Rainmaker.
7. David Shire
Composer of the Broadway musicals Big and Baby ( Tony Award nominated for both), and composer of the song “It Goes Like It Goes" (Academy Award) from the film Norma Rae.
8. Francis Ford Coppola
Director/writer of The Godfather (2 Academy Awards), The Godfather Part II (3 Academy Awards), The Godfather Part III, Apocalypse Now, and The Outsiders. Also owns the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Coppola Resorts.