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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 98 wins & 219 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Hail, Caesar! (producer) (completed)
  Harve Karbo (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2014-2015 Fargo (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Palindrome (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Castle (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Loplop (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Did You Do This? No, You Did It! (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Rhinoceros (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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Stage Play: Relatively Speaking [production was composed of the following shows: Talking Cure, George is Dead, Honeymoon Motel]. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 29 Oct 2011- 29 Jan 2012 (117 performances + 35 previews that began on 20 Sep 2011). Talking Cure: Comedy. Written by Ethan Coen. Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto. Directed by John Turturro... See more »

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

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Roderick Jaynes


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[re origin of Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)] Ethan Coen We were in the office and Joel said, "O.K., suppose Dave Van Ronk gets beat up outside of Gerde's Folk City. That's the beginning of a movie. [Joel Coen adds:] It was an idea we kept coming back to. We were thinking 1961 is interesting, because it's the scene that [Bob] Dylan came into, not the one he created or transformed, because people know... See more »


As of 2014, he and Joel Coen wrote four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), A Serious Man (2009) and True Grit (2010). Of those, only No Country for Old Men (2007) is a winner in the category. See more »


Films usually contain at least one fast-talking character See more »

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