Over the course of the last 40 years, few directors and writers have been as acclaimed and decorated as Francis Fold Coppola; since 1970, Coppola has been nominated for five screenwriting Oscars, with an additional four nods for directing. Now, though, Coppola is about to be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences for a third filmmaking discipline: producing.

Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Coppola has been named this year's recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for excellence in producing. Coppola, how has won five academy awards, previously received the Best Picture Oscar, which is traditionally awarded to a film's producers for 'The Godfather: Part II' in 1974.
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