- Born in an American hospital in France while his father Francis was working on the screenplay for Is Paris Burning?
- Appears in uncredited roles in both The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, playing a young Sonny Corleone in the second film (who needed his hair curled before each day of shooting).
- Lauded for his in-camera special effects on his father's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), which received a BAFTA Award nomination for Visual Effects.
- Directed music videos for artists like Moby, Green Day and Fatboy Slim, plus all four videos for The Strokes' debut album.
- Became the sixth member of the Coppola family to be nominated for an Academy Award with his Best Original Screenplay nomination along with Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom (2012).