Perhaps, but in fairness to Sophia Coppola and her father, the actress who was meant to play the role of Mary Corleone dropped out and Sophia stepped in as a favour to help out. Besides, all three films in the series felt to me like they were more of a product of the Coppola family than of just one member. In any case, I've never had a problem with her in the role and I don't understand all the criticism of her, but I wish I'd never listened to the commentary soundtrack.The Godfather III springs to mind.....
and of course, Nicholas Cage is FF Coppola's nephew too.
To some extent, but I also know that the reason he changed his last name to Cage was so that producers wouldn't immediately cast him on his uncle's name. He wanted to make it on his own merit. Which is commendable in an industry where you can have a career immediately just because you're from a famous family.Just wondering - despite liking him as an off the wall actor - if his ascent to fame and a career in Hollywood was another example of the influence of nepotism?