Francis Ford Coppola is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and businessman, but many few know that he was also a musician and an expert in tuba. His mastery in tuba earned him a music scholarship in New York Military Academy. Coppola started his professional career while he was at the UCLA Film School and even directed a comedy and horror short movie, ‘Tonight For Sure’. Coppola then worked with Roger Croman for a few years and later in 1963 he wrote and ‘Dementia 13’, which became a hit. Seeing his work and experimentation with movies, he was hired by the Seven Arts as a scriptwriter. However, his big break was the movie ‘The Rain People’ that was directed, written and even co-produced by Coppola. He earned his first Academy Award for the movie ‘Patton’ in the year 1970. ‘Godfather’, one of the biggest movies in the history of cinema, earned him his first Oscar award and two Golden Globes. ‘Apocalypse Now’, ‘The Godfather II’, and ‘The Great Gatsby’ are some of his best movies. Coppola is known for directing and scripting some of the best movies in Hollywood. Coppola’s thoughts on movie making, business, and life are very inspirational. We have gathered some of his quotes and thoughts from his movies, interviews and life.