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Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two children. See full bio »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 129 wins & 188 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Hail, Caesar! (producer) (post-production)
  Harve Karbo (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2014-2015 Fargo (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Episode #2.10 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.9 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.8 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis (producer)
 2010 True Grit (producer)
 2009 A Serious Man (producer)
 2008 Burn After Reading (producer)
 2007 No Country for Old Men (producer)
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes (executive producer)
 2004 The Ladykillers (producer)
 2003 Bad Santa (executive producer)
 2003 Intolerable Cruelty (producer)
 2003 Where the Girls Are (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There (producer)
 2000 Down from the Mountain (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (producer)
 1998 The Big Lebowski (producer)
 1996 Fargo (producer)
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy (producer)
 1991 Barton Fink (producer)
 1990 Miller's Crossing (producer)
 1987 Raising Arizona (producer)
 1984 Blood Simple. (producer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial (PSA): Directed (with brother Joel Coen) commercial for Reality Coalition ("There Is No Clean Coal"), 2009. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 14 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roderick Jaynes


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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We aren't the grandfathers of any movement. In the 1980s, the so-called indie film movement was a media creation. What I found irritating is that 'independent' became an encomium. If it was independent, it was supposed to be good, and studio films were bad. Obviously, there are bad independent films and good studio films. See more »


The Coen Brothers are noted for their unusual writing process of not only eschewing outlines, but of not even concerning themselves what their story is about or who their characters are before beginning to write their screenplays. They will simply begin writing any scene they think up that they find to be interesting. Then, if they think of an interesting idea for a following scene, they will ... See more »


Typically makes movies set during a specific time period, often in the near-past (Fargo (1996) takes place in 1987, The Big Lebowski (1998) in 1991, and No Country for Old Men (2007) in 1980). See more »

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