Ethan Coen


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The younger brother of Joel, Ethan Coen is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winning writer, producer and director coming from small independent films to big profile Hollywood films. He was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In some films of the brothers- Ethan & Joel wrote, Joel directed and Ethan produced - with both editing ... See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 112 wins & 285 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(2013)
A Serious Man Producer
(2009)
Fargo Producer
(1996)

Filmography

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 2014-2022 Fargo (TV Series) (executive producer - 42 episodes)
- Episode #5.1 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Storia Americana (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Happy (2020) ... (executive producer)
- East/West (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Nadir (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (producer)
 2016 Hail, Caesar! (producer - produced by)
 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 - produced by)
 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:

Fiction: "Gates Of Eden", "Playboy" (USA), January 1993, p.136-137+152+194-197. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 7 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 16 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roderick Jaynes

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Tricia Cooke  (2 children)

Children:

Buster Jacob Coen | See more »

Parents:

Rena Neumann Coen | Edward Coen

Relatives:

Pedro McDormand Coen (niece or nephew) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Along with his brother Joel, edits all of the films they direct under the shared pseudonym "Roderick Jaynes." He has said that if "Jaynes" ever won an Academy Award for Best Editing, it would not be accepted by either of them and simply claimed by the Price-Waterhouse representative (who would presumably have it sent to one of them after the ceremony). In 1997, Joel and Ethan wrote a long article... See more »

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Films often center around or include a botched crime See more »

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