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Joel Coen


Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), Fargo (1996) and The Big Lebowski (1998). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child. See full bio »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 129 wins & 282 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

No Country for Old Men
(2007)
Fargo
Fargo Producer
(1996)
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski Producer
(1998)
True Grit
True Grit Producer
(2010)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (23 credits)
  The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer) (announced)
 2014-2017 Fargo (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- Episode #3.10 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.9 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Who Rules the Land of Denial? (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Law of Inevitability (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Lord of No Mercy (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Hail, Caesar! (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 - uncredited)
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There (producer - uncredited)
 2000 Down from the Mountain (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (producer - uncredited)
 1998 The Big Lebowski (producer - uncredited)
 1996 Fargo (producer - uncredited)
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy (producer - uncredited)
 1991 Barton Fink (producer - uncredited)
 1990 Miller's Crossing (producer - uncredited)
 1987 Raising Arizona (producer - uncredited)
 1984 Blood Simple. (producer - uncredited)
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Show Show Actor (3 credits)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (37 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed a commercial for Parisiennes cigarettes. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 15 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roderick Jaynes | Joel

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It's a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow -- that to me is kind of inexplicable. See more »

Trivia:

When asked what films most influenced him and his brother early on, Joel mentioned Hollywood comedies from the late 50s and early 60s usually critically considered lightweight and inferior, including Boeing, Boeing (1965), A Global Affair (1964), That Touch of Mink (1962) and Pillow Talk (1959). He also claimed that The Guns of Navarone (1961) is his favorite film. See more »

Trademark:

Often creates at least one lengthy sequence in most of his films where only music plays as a major event unfolds, i.e Raising Arizona (1987) when Nicolas Cage is being chased after robbing a store. Also sequences in Miller's Crossing (1990), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), and Fargo (1996). See more »

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