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Joel Coen


Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), Fargo (1996) and The Big Lebowski (1998). 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 130 wins & 181 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Hail, Caesar! (producer) (pre-production)
  Harve Karbo (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2014 Fargo (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Morton's Fork (2014) ... (executive producer)
- A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Heap (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Who Shaves the Barber? (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Buridan's Ass (2014) ... (executive producer)
 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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Show Show Director (19 credits)
Show Show Editor (14 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (14 credits)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed a commercial for Parisiennes cigarettes. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 13 Interviews | 13 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roderick Jaynes | Joel

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Frequently we are writing characters and we are thinking, "Wouldn't it be interesting to see such and such play this kind of a person?", and the character starts to grow out of that as you are writing it. It's a combination of things that you are making up and what you know about the actor. See more »

Trivia:

Works so closely with his brother Ethan Coen that the two of them have been jokingly referred to as "The Two-Headed Director". See more »

Trademark:

Films often include characters or places with the stereotypes of the regions they take place in (the Mid-Western accents and snow-covered landscapes for Fargo (1996), the Southwestern accents and barren deserts of Arizona for Raising Arizona (1987), the Southern accents and dust-bowl landscape for_O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)_, Los Angeles accents and life-style in The Big Lebowski (1998), ... See more »

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