Francis Ford Coppola Tributes Pour in After Godfather Director, 84, Makes Official Announcement

In a recent release, Francis Ford Coppola is quoted as saying that "one of the greatest surprises in life is when you realize that you are elderly."

"But there is a gentle comfort coming from that, as everyone loves stories and long-ago adventures told by their Grandpa," the author writes.

The director of such iconic films as The Godfather series and Apocalypse Now made the remark when he joined social media for the first time,

at the age of 84, to share information about his next picture Megalopolis.

The movie is the latest obsession of a director who has nothing to prove but plenty of stories left to tell,

and it stars a large ensemble cast that includes Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker,

Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Lawrence Fisburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman,

Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman, and D.B. Sweeney, among others.

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