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Sofia Coppola

While she kept in the family business, Sofia Coppola, daughter of the celebrated director Francis Ford Coppola, has found her own success. She was the third woman to ever be nominated for a best director Oscar, thanks to her film Lost in Translation, and while her short-lived acting career inspired charges of nepotism, many critics praise her directing chops. Honorable mentions go to her hardworking family members, too, like brother Roman Coppola and cousins Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage (who actually dropped the famous last name to make it on his own).

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