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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 119 wins & 239 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 - 20 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 - 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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Other Works:

TV commercial (PSA): Directed (with brother Ethan Coen) commercial for Reality Coalition ("There Is No Clean Coal") 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 | Joel


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We've never considered our stuff either homage or spoof. Those are things other people call it, and it's always puzzled me that they do. See more »


Both he and his brother Ethan are huge fans of Stanley Kubrick. See more »


Several Coen Brothers films feature a mysterious, purely evil antagonist, who are typically laconic, physically imposing and extremely violent See more »

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