While her work is occasionally polarizing, few can deny that she is a champion storyteller.
While serving as the Venice Film Festival jury president in 2010, Tarantino reportedly even seemed to tear up while presenting Coppola with the Golden Lion award for her film .4.
Her bond with Kirsten Dunst is just as real off screen.
Spike Jonze axed ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams from "Where the Wild Things Are," but the director held no grudges against another ex: He had Karen O do songs for the flick.
"It's the best way to continue the relationship in a professional way," the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer said at the movie's NYC premiere, although she stayed tight-lipped on Jonze's decision to take Wiliams out of the flick.
As for which ex-girlfriend Spike will work with next (he's been married to Sofia Coppola and has dated Drew Barrymore), Karen said, "That's tough to say - he's a very eligible bachelor." NEW PORT AFTER A STORMThe boat Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook fought over in their bitter divorce is being donated to a kids' charity.