From the Celebrity Diplomacy files: director Francis Ford Coppola met with Russian President
Vladimir Putin this weekend, to discuss "resuming and developing co-operation in the field of
filmmaking" between Russia and the U.S. Putin presented Coppola with the Russian Film Academy's Golden Eagle Award for
his achievements in cinematography; Coppola presented Putin with a copy of his daughter Sofia's 2003
picture, Lost in Translation, on DVD. Coppola went on to commend Putin for a recent speech denouncing
anti-semitism, and then remarked, "In person, you look much younger than on TV." Oh, Francis! Behave!
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