Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" Changed Cinema; His Net Worth

Francis Ford Coppola is an American filmmaker who has achieved legendary reputation for his renowned films, including "The Godfather" trilogy and "Apocalypse Now."

As of November 2023, his net worth was estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to be approximately $400 million. 

Although he has received multiple Oscars for his writing and directing efforts, he is best known for creating the "The Godfather" trilogy. 

Beyond the film industry, Coppola is a prosperous businesswoman who has made investments in wine production.

Coppola's skill as a writer initially came to light when he won his first Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film "Patton." 

Then, barely two years later, he released "The Godfather," widely regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made.

The three-hour epic film about the Corleon family was a turning point in the history of film. It was originally slated to be directed by Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone, but when Leone declined, Coppola, who wasn't keen to direct either, took over. 

Though he was concerned that it would glorify Mafia violence and diminish his history, he ultimately gave in. It was difficult to choose Marlon Brando for the major role because Paramount had selected Danny Thomas or Ernest Borgnine.

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