Coppola in Spanish

Today we’ve found out that the famous and brilliant film director Francis Ford Coppola has been honored with the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts. Could it have something to do with the fact that so many Spaniards are fans of his films? Maybe. Some of film’s most memorable lines come from this director’s movies.

Curious to know what they are? Want to know how these favorite quotes from Don Vito Corleone and Dracula sound in Spanish? Take a look below.

El Padrino/The Godfather (1972)

Don Corleone: But, now you come to me, and you say: “Don Corleone, give me justice.” But you don’t ask with respect. You don’t offer friendship. You don’t even think to call me Godfather. Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder for money

Don Corleone: …pero ahora vienes a mí a decir: ‘Don Corleone, pido justicia’, y pides sin ningún respeto, no como un amigo… ni siquiera me llamas Padrino. En cambio vienes a mi casa el día de la boda de mi hija a pedirme que mate por dinero.

Don Corleone: I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.

Don Corleone: Le hare una oferta que no podrá rechazar.


El Padrino parte 2 / The Godfather part 2 (1974)

Michael Corleone: There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone: Mi padre me enseñó muchas cosas aquí. En esta habitación. Me dijo: Mantén cerca a tus amigos, pero aún más cerca a tus enemigos


Apocalypse Now (1979)

Colonel Kilgore: Napalm, hijo; nada del mundo huele así. Amo el olor del napalm por la mañana. Una vez durante doce horas bombardeamos una colina y cuando acabó todo, subí. No encontramos ni un cadáver de mierda. ¡Qué pestazo el de la gasolina quemada! Aquella colina olía a… a victoria

Coronel Kilgore: Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn’t find one of ’em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled… like victory.

Colonel Kurtz: It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror… Horror has a face… and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies!

Coronel Kurtz: No creo que existan palabras para describir todo lo que significa, a aquellos que no saben qué es, el horror. El horror. El horror tiene rostro. Tienes que hacerte amigo del horror. El horror y el terror moral deben ser amigos, si no lo son se convierten en enemigos terribles, en auténticos enemigos.


Dracula (1992)

Count Dracula: Welcome to my home. Enter freely of your own will, and leave some of the happiness you bring.

Conde Drácula: Bienvenido a mi morada. Entre libremente, por su propia voluntad, y deje parte de la felicidad que trae.

Count Dracula: It is no laughing matter! We Draculs have a right to be proud! What devil or witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood flows in these veins? Blood… is too precious a thing in these times. The war-like days are over. The victories of my great race are but a tale to be told. I am the last of my kind.

Conde Drácula: ¡Esto no es cosa de risa! Los Dracul estamos orgullosos ¿Qué diablo brujo fue tan grande como Atila cuya sangre fluye por estas venas? la sangre es demasiado preciosa en estos tiempos…los días de guerra han acabado, las victorias de mi gran raza no son sino relatos que contar…yo soy el ultimo de mi especie.

Count Dracula: I have crossed oceans of time to find you.

Conde Drácula: He cruzado océanos de tiempo para encontrarte.


We hope you’ve enjoyed this selection of classic movie quotes. Do you like how they sound better in English or Spanish? We bid farewell for now, but not without congratulating Francis Ford Coppola…

¡Felicidades, maestro!

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