In 1972, The Godfather revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, earning praise from both critics and the public before winning three Academy Awards—including his second Oscar (Best Adapted Screenplay, with Mario Puzo), Best Picture, and his first nomination for Best Director.
He followed with The Godfather Part II in 1974, which became the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Highly regarded by critics, it brought him three more Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture, and made him the second director, after Billy Wilder, to be honored three times for the same film. The Conversation, which he directed, produced and wrote, was released that same year, winning the Palme d’Or at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. He next directed 1979’s Apocalypse Now. While notorious for its lengthy and strenuous production, the film is widely acclaimed for its vivid depiction of the Vietnam War. It won the Palme d’Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival, making Coppola one of only eight filmmakers to win two Palme d’Or awards.
“Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it is better for the health.
However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: “Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?”
Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches.”
― Salvador Dalí
“Did you know that on any given morning, there’s a fake lord out there that is going without a new tie, or a crepe–or even that most basic of amenities, a rickshaw? Shocking, I know, but it happens. And yet, people on their way to work will often turn and look the other way.
What can you do to stop this tragedy? Give to the Whimsy Lifestyle Fund. Yes: your dollar can help ensure that layabout charlatans will not be deprived of the necessities of life, like that gorgeous little linen pocket square. Or that hat with the just-so crown. Or that choice bottle of Barolo.
So please, give to the Whimsy Lifestyle Fund. Because someone out there should get away with it.”