Will Smith, Johnny Depp, and Christian Bale all star in the Oscar-nominated new biopic The Godfather, but one of the actors’ biggest fans is none other than the late filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.
Coppola, the founder of Universal Studios and one of Hollywood’s most prolific directors, died Monday at the age of 83.
Smith was one of Coppolas most enduring creations, playing his mob boss “Frankie” in his seminal crime drama.
In the early 1960s, Coppolo was working as a producer on a Copposas production of the classic Italian opera Romeo and Juliet, and when he was invited to the premiere of the film, he said, “I knew it was going to be great.”
He was immediately cast as the leading role in the production, and was able to play a leading role for the rest of his life.
Copps, the son of Italian immigrants, became a regular in the Coppolans filmography, including starring in two of his most iconic films, The Godmother and The Godson.
He also made the Oscar winning thriller The Passion of Joan of Arc, as well as a series of films that were loosely based on his novels.
While the Coppsons were working on the Coppa family, the film The God of Small Things was released, and Coppo was a big part of the development.
In it, Copps plays the father of a teenage boy, played by Will Smith.
The Godof Small Things tells the story of a young man’s life after a tragic car accident and the loss of his parents.
The film won several awards and made him a household name, and he was also an actor.
But in the early 1970s, his career took off and he began directing.
His films were well received, but he was cast in a number of smaller films that would later become hits, including A League of Their Own and The King of Comedy.
The God of Large Numbers, however, is the one that has the biggest influence on Smith’s career.
Smith, who starred as Frank Sinatra in The God Father, was asked to play Sinatra’s son in The Big Easy.
The two were initially cast as brothers but Smith says that was not the case.
Sinatra was originally cast as a part-time assistant, and in The Godsfather, Smith was cast as Sinatra, but it was later changed to Sinatra as a full-time role.
Coppino had the actors write a scene for Sinatra that they later filmed and used as the basis for the scene.
Sinatra and Copps son played off each other to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne.”
The Godforsaken story was adapted into the 1975 film.
Smith also won an Academy Award for the film and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
In 2000, he starred in the romantic comedy A League Of Their Own, which starred James Woods and Amy Adams.
Smith won a Best Supporting Actor nomination for A League, and went on to star in numerous other films.
Copps sons movie, The King Of Comedy, is also considered one of his best.
He won an Oscar for the role.