Joel Coen


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Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and Barton Fink (1991). 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 136 wins & 308 nominations. See more awards »

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Fargo Producer
(1996)
Barton Fink Producer
(1991)
A Serious Man Producer
(2009)

Filmography

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 2021 The Tragedy of Macbeth (producer)
 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 | 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:

[on filmmaking] I can almost set my watch by how I'm going to feel at different stages of the process. It's always identical, whether the movie ends up working or not. I think when you watch the dailies, the film that you shoot every day, you're very excited by it and very optimistic about how it's going to work. And when you see it the first time you put the film together, the roughest cut, is ... See more »

Trivia:

Has won the Cannes prize for Best Director three times, more than any other filmmaker. He won in 1991 for Barton Fink (1991), in 1996 for Fargo (1996) and in 2001 for The Man Who Wasn't There (2001). See more »

Trademark:

Use of phones ringing for long periods of time before a character answers of at all. Tom Reagan in Miller's Crossing (1990), The Dude in The Big Lebowski (1998), Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men (2007) and Barton Fink (1991). See more »

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