Francis Ford Coppola finally has his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
The cult director of The
became the 2,715th celebrity to be honored in this way on Monday.
And for the ceremony, he was surrounded, as relayed by Entertainment Tonight, by his sister Talia Shire, as well as Elle Fanning, whom he had directed at the start of his career, in 2011, in his horror film
"In all the e-mails we exchanged, you always signed 'love, Uncle Francis', so I love you Uncle Francis.
There is no one in the world who deserves more than you.
You should have had every star on the street if it was up to me.
I love you,” said the young star in her tribute speech to the filmmaker.
"Uncle" Francis accepted this honor with pleasure, to which he has not been entitled until now since, being a producer of his own films, he has never had the coquetry to pay for his star himself.
“Although it seems that I was a rebel against Hollywood, I am in fact a creature of Hollywood.
I was created by Hollywood and I'm very proud to be part of the Hollywood tradition.
If I can be part of this group, this wonderful tradition of Hollywood, it makes me happy,” he told
Return his jacket
While he is currently in pre-production for his next film,
, Francis Ford Coppola also engaged in a retrospective of his career, returning to his major work,
, the cult trilogy.
And in particular an important secret: he never thought that this film would be the cardboard that it has become.
“I thought it was going to be a particular failure.
When you're making a film against the grain of what's going on at the time, that kind of film is difficult.
You're not doing what everyone expects or wants you to do,” he explained.
If he has trouble valuing his own films, he has no trouble praising those of others, even when this opinion seems paradoxical, given his statements of recent years.
While he had publicly expressed his distaste for Marvel films, Francis Ford Coppola revealed that he was a big fan… of
, adapted from Marvel superhero comics with Ryan Reynolds in the lead role.
, I thought it was great… Cinema is supposed to shed light on contemporary life and make us understand what is going on.
So we need the artists to give us a vision of what is happening,” he said.
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