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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 129 wins & 181 nominations. See more awards »

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  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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Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed a commercial for Gap clothing "Two White Shirts" See more »

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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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I like Hollywood just the way it is, actually. I don't think I'd change anything. I like that it's out here 3,000 miles from where I live. See more »

Trivia:

Only three times in Academy Award history have director-collaborators been nominated for Best Directing Oscars: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007). (Wise/Robbins and the Coens actually won the award). See more »

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Often begins movies with a voiceover by a southern character (see: Blood Simple, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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