Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will salute The Godfather trilogy filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola during a handprint-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Friday, April 29, as part of the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival. Coppola has been a Hollywood icon for more than 50 years having also directed Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Conversation (1974) and winning Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. He's also championed the work of directors George Lucas, John Milius and Sofia Coppola and actors Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Harrison Ford, James Caan and Diane Lane, TCM said.
This marks the sixth consecutive year TCM has featured a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX. Earlier honorees were Peter O'Toole (2011), Kim Novak (2012), Jane Fonda (2013), Jerry Lewis (2014) and Christopher Plummer (2015).