Sofia Coppola at Age 5

Lost and Found Sound: Interview with the Future Director

Sofia Coppola and parents at Academy Awards

Sofia Coppola, center, with her parents, director Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor, at the Governor's Ball following the 76th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood. Sofia Coppola won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Corbis hide caption

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Sophia Coppola and her parents at a ball after the Academy Awards

Sofia Coppola, center, with her parents, director Francis Ford Coppola and Eleanor, at the Governor's Ball following the 76th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood. Sofia Coppola won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Corbis hide caption

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As the 76th Academy Awards approached, we unearthed a gem from the Lost and Found Sound archives from 1977 — a home recording of 5-year-old Sofia Coppola. Coppola was interviewed by her father, Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola, who asks his daughter to talk to her future adult self. Sofia, who was up for two awards, for Lost in Translation, a movie she wrote and directed. She was the first American woman ever nominated for a best-director Oscar.

She ultimately she won the Oscar for best original screenplay.

The piece was produced by The Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson) with Laura Folger. It was broadcast on All Things Considered

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