Joel Coen


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Joel Daniel Coen is an American filmmaker who regularly collaborates with his younger brother Ethan. They made Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Burn After Reading, A Serious Man, Inside Llewyn Davis, Hail Caesar and other projects. Joel married actress Frances McDormand in 1984 and had an... See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 140 wins & 321 nominations. See more awards »

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(2013)
A Serious Man Producer
(2009)
Barton Fink Producer
(1991)

Filmography

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 2021 The Tragedy of Macbeth (producer - produced by)
 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 - 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 7 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 13 Interviews | 15 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Reginald Jaynes | Roderick Jaynes | Joel

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Frances McDormand  (1 child)

Children:

McDormand Coen, Pedro | See more »

Parents:

Neumann Coen, Rena | Coen, Edward

Relatives:

Ethan Coen (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Someone asked us once how we adapt novels, and Ethan [Coen] said, "Joel holds the book open by the spine, while I retype it into the computer...Don't change it [the book] if it's not broken! See more »

Trivia:

As of 2020, he and Ethan Coen wrote five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), A Serious Man (2009), True Grit (2010) and Bridge of Spies (2015). Of those, only No Country for Old Men (2007) is a winner in the category. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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