Sunday, November 14, 2010
Francis Coppola, who you may all know as the director of the Godfather, has been awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar in L.A. this past week. The official name of the award is the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award. A list of Hollywood A-listers came out to see Coppola recieve his award.
People such as Robert DeNiro said Coppola was "an inspiration and one of my biggest influences," while movie maker superstar George Lucas called him "my big brother and my mentor."
Coppola even made his own speech and included "I have a great love for the Original Hollywood tradition and admiration for the tradition of Irving Thalberg."
Coppola adds this to his long list of Academy Awards, five in total, where four of them came from the Godfather. The Irving Thalberg Memorial Award has only been given out 38 times since it started in 1937.
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