Biography

American filmmaker Joel David Coen is known for writing, directing and producing films jointly with his brother Ethan Jesse Coen; professionally they are known as the Coen brothers. In 1984, the brothers wrote and directed Blood Simple, their first film together. The film was well received and won awards for Joel's direction at both the Sundance and Independent Spirit awards.

The brothers were recognized for their talents having been nominated for a number of awards and achievements. No Country for Old Men (2007) won them the Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing, and Best Motion Picture of the Year, as well as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for best director. They were also awarded the Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Fargo (1996). 

Joel has been married to actress Frances McDormand since 1984. They adopted a son from Paraguay, named Pedro McDormand Coen.

American filmmaker Joel David Coen is known for writing, directing and producing films jointly with his brother Ethan Jesse Coen; professionally they are known as the Coen brothers. In 1984, the brothers wrote and directed Blood Simple, their first film together. The film was well received and won awards for Joel's direction at both the Sundance and Independent Spirit awards.

The brothers were recognized for their talents having been nominated for a number of awards and achievements. No Country for Old Men (2007) won them the Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing, and Best Motion Picture of the Year, as well as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for best director. They were also awarded the Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Fargo (1996). 

Joel has been married to actress Frances McDormand since 1984. They adopted a son from Paraguay, named Pedro McDormand Coen.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1954-11-29

Place of Birth St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA

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Also Known As

  • Roderick Jaynes
  • ジョエル・コーエン
  • Джоэл Коэн
  • 喬爾·科恩
  • 조엘 데이비드 코엔
  • Joel David Coen

Writing TV ShowsMovies

Macbeth Writer
The Zebra Striped Hearse Adaptation
2021 Scarface Screenplay
2019 Going Places Characters
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Screenplay
2017 Suburbicon Writer
2016 Hail, Caesar! Writer
2015 Bridge of Spies Writer
2014 Unbroken Screenplay
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Writer
2012 Gambit Writer
2010 True Grit Screenplay
2009 A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop Original Story
2009 A Serious Man Writer
2008 Burn After Reading Screenplay
2007 No Country for Old Men Screenplay
2006 Paris, Je T'Aime Writer
2004 The Ladykillers Screenplay
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Screenplay
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Screenplay
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Screenplay
1998 The Big Lebowski Writer
1996 Fargo Screenplay
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Screenplay
1991 Barton Fink Screenplay
1990 Miller's Crossing Screenplay
1987 Raising Arizona Screenplay
1985 Crimewave Writer
1984 Blood Simple Screenplay Author
1971 Lumberjacks at Play Writer

Directing

Macbeth Director
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Director
2016 Hail, Caesar! Director
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Director
2010 True Grit Director
2009 A Serious Man Director
2008 Burn After Reading Director
2007 No Country for Old Men Director
2007 To Each His Own Cinema Director
2006 Paris, Je T'Aime Director
2004 The Ladykillers Director
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Director
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Director
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Director
1998 The Big Lebowski Director
1996 Fargo Director
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Director
1991 Barton Fink Director
1990 Miller's Crossing Director
1987 Raising Arizona Director
1984 Blood Simple Director
1971 Lumberjacks at Play Director

Editing

2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Editor
2016 Hail, Caesar! Editor
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Editor
2009 A Serious Man Editor
2008 Burn After Reading Editor
2007 No Country for Old Men Editor
2004 The Ladykillers Editor
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Editor
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Editor
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Editor
1998 The Big Lebowski Editor
1996 Fargo Editor
1991 Barton Fink Editor

Production

2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Producer
2016 Hail, Caesar! Producer
2014 Fargo (30 episodes)Executive Producer
2013 Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis" 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
2004 The Ladykillers Producer
2003 Bad Santa Executive Producer
2001 Down from the Mountain Producer

Acting

2014 Inside 'Inside Llewyn Davis' as Himself
2012 A Special Day as Himself
2008 No Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes as Himself
2003 Minnesota Nice as Himself
2000 The Coen Brothers as Himself
1998 Independent Focus (1 episode) as Himself
1990 Darkman as Oldsmobile Driver
1989 This Is Horror as Himself
1985 Spies Like Us as Drive-in guard #1
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

Crew

1998 Eight Thanks

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