Thursday, October 29, 2009

August Coppola

My favorite actor is indisputably Nicolas Cage, from the stoner surfer in Fast Times at Ridgemont High to the crap-tastic Bringing Out the Dead (I had the movie poster), I love all of his work no matter what. Even the stuff that is certifiably crap. Lately, ol' Nic has been in the news because he apparently owes the IRS over six million dollars. That's a lot of change. Presumably his business manager never paid the taxes so we'll just see how all this plays out. Anyway, his father, August Coppola, has passed away at the age of 75 after suffering a heart attack. Coppola was a literature professor at San Francisco University. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Coppola is survived by three sons, Nicolas, Marc and Christopher, and three grandchildren (including Cage's Weston and Kal-El).