Joel Coen





Joel Coen

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born
in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The United States
November 29, 1954

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Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, known together professionally as the Coen brothers, are four-time Academy Award winning American filmmakers. For more than twenty years, the pair have written and directed numerous successful films, ranging from screwball comedies (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona, The Hudsucker Proxy) to film noir (Miller's Crossing, Blood Simple, The Man Who Wasn't There, No Country for Old Men), to movies where genres blur together (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and Barton Fink). The brothers write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until recently Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing film credits for editor under ...more


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The Big Lebowski
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Barton Fink & Miller's Cros...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Raising Arizona
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1989
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Blood Simple: The Screenplay
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Burn After Reading
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Inside Llewyn Davis
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The Man Who Wasn't There
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“Actions always have consequences!”
Joel Coen, A Serious Man

“It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.”
Joel Coen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?

“Well, ain't it a small world, spiritually speaking? Pete and Delmar just been baptized and saved. I guess I'm the only one that remains unaffiliated.”
Joel Coen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?



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