Roman Coppola (born 22 April 1965) is an American film director and music video director.
Coppola was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine
, the son of set decorator/artist Eleanor Coppola
Neil) and 5-time Academy Award
winning director, producer, and writer Francis Ford Coppola
. He is the brother of Academy Award
-winning film director Sofia Coppola
and the late Gian-Carlo Coppola
, the first cousin to actor Nicolas Cage
, and the nephew of Talia Shire
and cousin to her sons Jason Schwartzman
and Robert Carmine
. Coppola was born in the American Hospital
in Neuilly-sur-Seine while his father was in Paris
writing on the screenplay of Is Paris Burning?
. He attended New York University
's film school, the Tisch School of the Arts
Coppola had a small role as one of the sons of Tom Hagen
during the funeral scene in The Godfather
. He also played Santino Corleone
as a young boy in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II
. He oversaw the in-camera
visual effects for his father's 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula
Coppola's feature-film debut, CQ (2001) (starring Jeremy Davies and Angela Lindvall) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. He founded the production company The Directors Bureau and directed all the music videos for songs of The Strokes' albums Is This It and "" for Room on Fire. Coppola has also directed clips for artists including The Presidents of the United States of America, Mansun, Ween, Green Day, Fatboy Slim, Phoenix, Daft Punk, Supergrass, The Vines, God Lives Underwater, and Wyclef Jean. His music video for Phoenix's "Funky Squaredance" was invited into permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. He is an accomplished television commercial director as well.
Most recently he directed Arctic Monkeys' video for "Teddy Picker".
He has also had a great deal of work in other production realms, including second unit direction for such films as Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jack, The Rainmaker (all three directed by his father), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited (both films by Wes Anderson) and Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides & Marie Antoinette. He also filmed several sequences for Love Actually.