SOFIA COPPOLA (Director/Screenplay by/Producer) won the Academy Award
for Best Original Screenplay and received nominations for Best Director and Best
Picture for her second feature film LOST IN TRANSLATION starring Bill Murray
and Scarlett Johansson as two lonely Americans in Tokyo. Coppola also won
the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, garnered a Golden Globe nomination for
Best Director and won Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Feature at the
Independent Spirit Awards, among numerous other honors.
Coppola grew up in Northern California, and after doing costume design on two
feature films, she studied Fine Art at California Institute of the Arts. She then
wrote and directed the short film LICK THE STAR, which had its world-premiere
at the Venice International Film Festival.
Coppola's feature film directorial debut was THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, which she
adapted from Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Eugenides' novel of the same name.
The movie starred Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, and Kathleen
Turner. A world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, THE VIRGIN
SUICIDES subsequently earned her the MTV Movie Award for Best New
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