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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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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed commercial for Gap clothing "Two White Shirts", 2002. 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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The movie people let us play in the corner of the sandbox and leave us alone. We're happy here. See more »


Only three times in Academy Award history have director-collaborators been nominated for Best Directing Oscars: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007). (Wise/Robbins and the Coens actually won the award). See more »


Films often include characters or places with the stereotypes of the regions they take place in. The Mid-Western accents and snow-covered landscapes for Fargo (1996), the South-Eastern accents and barren deserts of Arizona for Raising Arizona (1987), the Southern accents and dust-bowl landscape for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Los Angeles accents and life-style in The Big Lebowski (1998), ... See more »

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