STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 70 this week

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Joel Coen? Add or change photos

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 people
created 28 Sep 2011
 
a list of 21 people
created 28 Feb 2012
 
a list of 27 people
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 24 people
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 22 people
created 5 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Joel Coen's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 4 Oscars. Another 136 wins & 190 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (23 credits)
  Harve Karbo (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016 Hail, Caesar! (producer) (filming)
 2014-2015 Fargo (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Episode #2.10 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Morton's Fork (2014) ... (executive producer)
- A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Heap (2014) ... (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)
Show Show Writer (24 credits)
Show Show Director (19 credits)
Show Show Editor (14 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (14 credits)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed a commercial for H & R Block tax service. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 13 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roderick Jaynes | Joel

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Ethan Coen] once described the way we worked together as: one of us types into the computer while the other holds the spine of the book open flat. That's why there needs to be two of us - otherwise he's gotta type one-handed. That's how you "collaborate" with someone else. See more »

Trivia:

Often has a scene that takes place in dark areas with a sense of dark humor. In The Big Lebowski (1998), The Dude talks to Jeffery Lebowski in a dark room with fire; In O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Devil's henchmen capture Pete with thunder in the background; In Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Miles meets with Myerson in the dark room with only a glare of light showing Myerson's face; In ... See more »

Trademark:

Many of his films feature an amoral but intelligent character who works in business or law See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Movie Elimination Game stephenateca
Do the Coen's films have memorable black characters? eddiebaby73
A few good films, a ton of bad ones... boscofuller
Shinning sequel adrian_gr18
Fav scene from Lebowski bro_shamus_71
Top 10 Living American Directors wdashton43
Discuss Joel Coen on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page