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For over 35 years, Fred Roos has been working with many of the film industry's most gifted moviemakers and actors.
His long-term collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola has brought him an Academy Award, for producing Best Picture winner The Godfather Part II. He also was nominated for producing Apocalypse Now; and co-produced two more Best Picture Oscar nominees, The Conversation and The Godfather Part III.
Among the other features directed by Mr. Coppola that Mr. Roos and Mr. Coppola have produced together are One From the Heart, The Outsiders and Rumblefish, The Cotton Club, Gardens of Stone, and Tucker: The Man and His Dream.
His producing credits also include Carroll Ballard's The Black Stallion, Wim Wenders' Hammett, Barbet Schroeder's Barfly, Agnieszka Holland's The Secret Garden (1993), and (as co-producer) Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. He received a CableACE Award, as well as an Emmy Award nomination, as executive producer of the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse.
Prior to becoming a producer, Mr. Roos had a notable career as a casting director. In that capacity, he cast such films as Richard Lester's Petulia, John Huston's Fat City, Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces and The King of Marvin Gardens, Mr. Coppola's The Godfather, and George Lucas' American Graffiti and Star Wars (as casting consultant on the latter).