5 Most Prolific Actors turned Directors gallery 2010 Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola: She was universally ridiculed for her supporting role as Mary Corleone in her father Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather: Part III." But Coppola has since established herself as a director of great vision and sensitivity. Her debut, "The Virgin Suicides," was gorgeous and insightful. The melancholy "Lost in Translation" earned her an Oscar nomination for best director, making her one of only four women ever to achieve that honor. The historical mash-up "Marie Antoinette" was a visual feast, and her latest, "Somewhere," just took the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Lion. And she's only 39 years old -- that's pretty exciting.