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Sofia Coppola at Age 5
Produced by The Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson) with Laura Folger.

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    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 for "Lost in Translation," which she wrote and directed.
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    Feb. 27, 2004 -- As the Academy Awards approach, we unearth a gem from the Lost & Found Sound archives from 1977 -- a home recording of 5-year-old Sofia Coppola. Coppola is being interviewed by her father, Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola, who asks his daughter to talk to her future adult self. Sofia, who is up for two awards, is the first American woman ever nominated for a best-director Oscar, for her film Lost in Translation.

    (Post-Awards Note: Coppola won the Oscar for best original screenplay.)

    Web Resources

    NPR Oscar Coverage

    'Fresh Air' Interview with Coppola

    An Alternate View of 'Lost in Translation'

    From My Bloody Valentine to 'Lost in Translation'

    Movie Review: 'Lost in Translation'

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