Sofia Coppola is a film director, screenwriter, and producer known best for her films The Virgin Suicides - 1999 and Lost In Translation - 2003. In 2004 she was the first American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of best director. In 2010, the film Somewhere, she become the first ever American woman to win Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion. Coppola later directed the movie, The Beguiled, based on Thomas P. Cullinan's 1966 book of the same name which won her the Best Director award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.