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 & 284 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

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 2014-2020 Fargo (TV Series) (executive producer - 41 episodes)
- Storia Americana (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Happy (2020) ... (executive producer)
- East/West (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Nadir (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Lay Away (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial (PSA): Directed (with brother Joel Coen) commercial for Reality Coalition ("There Is No Clean Coal"), 2009. 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:

Neumann Coen, Rena | Coen, Edward

Relatives:

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

We've always actually been remarkably commercially successful. Not in terms of making huge amounts of money, which we rarely do, but in terms of not losing money and making modest amounts of money. We're actually strangely consistent in that respect. We've been able to keep making movies because of that and also because, strangely, we've had studio patrons, starting from Barry Diller. Sometimes ... 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 »

Trademark:

The Coens frequently focus on round spinning objects: hat in Miller's Crossing (1990), bowling balls and tumble-weed in The Big Lebowski (1998), hair pomade tins in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), UFO and a car wheel in The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) ...or the fans in Blood Simple (1984). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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