Sofia Coppola is a writer, director and producer. Her new film is The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell. Coppola made history this year as only the second woman to win the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the first woman to win since 1961.
Coppola’s 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. With a world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, The Virgin Suicides subsequently earned her the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker.Read More
Coppola’s next film, Lost in Translation, for Focus Features, screened at the Toronto, Venice, and Telluride Film Festivals. The movie brought her the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Picture). Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson won BAFTA Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, among many other honors that the cast and crew received worldwide.
Her third feature as writer/director, Marie Antoinette, was based in part on Antonia Fraser’s biography Marie Antoinette: The Journey, and had its world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival. The movie, which Coppola also produced, starred Kirsten Dunst in the title role. The film’s costume designer, Milena Canonero, won an Academy Award for her work on the picture.
Somewhere was shot at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. She wrote, directed and produced the movie, which stars Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. It premiered at the 67th Venice Film Festival, where it was honored with The Golden Lion.
Her next film, The Bling Ring, based on true events, followed a group of teenagers on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood Hills, with an ensemble cast starring Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, and Katie Chang.
A Very Murray Christmas was released by Netflix in December 2015. Coppola wrote, produced and directed the film in which Bill Murray rounds up an all-star cast for an evening of music, comedy and good cheer in this homage to classic holiday variety shows.
In addition to her film career, Sofia directed a production of Verdi’s classic, “La Traviata” at the Rome Opera House, for which she has teamed up with fashion designer Valentino Garavani and production designer Nathan Crowley.
Coppola grew up in Northern California and studied Fine Art at California Institute of the Arts.
Adam Moss was named editor-in-chief of New York magazine in March 2004. During his tenure he has overseen an ambitious digital expansion in his role as editor-in-chief of parent company New York Media, with the magazine and digital properties widely recognized for editorial excellence.