The Best Advice Sofia Coppola Received From Her Dad, Francis Ford Coppola: "Don't Wait for Permission"

Sofia Coppola looks up to a lot of people: among them, Lee Radziwill, Anna Sui, and Julie De Libran. Yet despite her high-flying circle of friends, her most valuable advice came from her dad, who told her, "Don't wait for permission. You just do things, and hopefully people will follow." Because what else, when your dad is Francis Ford Coppola?

Released on 9/15/2016

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Starring: Sofia Coppola

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There's so many people I'm enthusiastic about.
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I love Bryan Ferry, always.
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I don't remember ever discovering him, I just kinda
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always knew about Bryan Ferry.
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He's one of my favorites as a unique.
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Lee Radziwill, she always is chic and put together.
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Tina Chow, was one of my
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people that I admire and think of.
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Julie de Libran, my friend, the designer, she always
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looks chic and how you wanna, anything she wears,
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you're like oh I want what you're wearing.
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She always looks chic and but in a fun, easy way.
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Anna Sweet, incorporates all her,
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she has such a vast cultural knowledge and chic.
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And my dad was always so heroic on set that,
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and so, into being an artist
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and making it happen so of course I
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admire that.
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There's a funny interview of my dad
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when I'm five or six years old.
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He's interviewing me, asking me questions,
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and my mom walks through and she says because you're
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wonder woman.
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You know you don't remember all your childhood memories
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but that kinda,
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that that was the attitude, that they
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were very encouraging.
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And yeah I saw that my dad never gave up, he was always
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really, persevered.
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And I don't know, lately I've been trying to start a
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film project and I'm waiting for the company to give
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me the go ahead and he's like, just start it.
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So the idea you don't wait for permission you just do,
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you just do things and hopefully people will follow.