Joel Coen





Joel Coen


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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Fargo

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4.30 avg rating — 870 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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The Big Lebowski

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4.28 avg rating — 458 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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4.23 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 2000
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Barton Fink & Miller's Cros...

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4.41 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Raising Arizona

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4.21 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1989
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A Serious Man

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3.81 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2009
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Blood Simple: The Screenplay

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3.92 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Inside Llewyn Davis

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4.10 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Burn After Reading

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3.48 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2008
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The Hudsucker Proxy

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4.13 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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“It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.”
Joel Coen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?

“Actions always have consequences!”
Joel Coen, A Serious Man

“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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