Born On This Day — April 7, 1939

Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese promoting New York Stories (1989)

What the studios want now is ‘risk-free’ films but with any sort of art you have to take risks. Not taking risks in art is like not having sex and then expecting there to be children.

Here’s a tip to young directors. They never fire you midweek.

—Francis Ford Coppola