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While Roman Coppola has made a few movies, he’s not a household name or a recognizable director. But I guarantee you’ve seen at least one or two of his music videos. Here are 13 music videos from Roman Coppola.
- “Lump” by The Presidents of the United States of America (1995). While this wasn’t Roman Coppola’s debut music video, it was the one that got him some attention.
- “Walking Contradiction” by Green Day (1996). It’s a very creative music video from Green Day. Look out for Easter eggs in this one.
- “Waiting” by The Rentals (1996). This is one of my favorite music videos from The Rentals because it has so much energy and life.
- “Gangster Trippin'” by Fatboy Slim (1998)
- “Funky Squaredance” by Phoenix (2000)
- “Playground Love” by Air (2000)
- “Last Night” by The Strokes (2001). If you ever wondered why The Strokes got the “cool” label, check out this music video and you’ll understand.
- “California” by Phantom Planet (2002). While the music video wasn’t used as the opening credits for The O.C., it did get the attention of its producers to make the hit song part of the short-lived TV show. Also Roman Coppola and drummer Jason Schwartzman are cousins.
- “12:51” by The Strokes. It’s like Tron!
- “Dynamite” by Ima Robot (2003). Remember Ima Robot? Yeah, neither do I.
- “Tell Me Soon” by Rooney (2006). The lead singer Robert Schwartzman of Rooney is actually related to Roman Coppola. They’re cousins.
- “Here Comes The Night Time” by Arcade Fire (2013). This music video also works as a short film from Roman Coppola and Arcade Fire.
- “Sexercize” by Kylie Minogue (2014)